Learning what you can do with voice commands can make your life easier, and voice commands are a benefit to using Google and having it on your device. Instead of interrupting what you’re doing, you can multitask and tell your device what you need to get done.

Google has numerous commands that you can say, and new ones are being added every day. If there is something you want need done, there is probably a command for it. Here is a list of what commands you can use. To use them, say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google” to activate it.

Commands for Using your Device

Turn off WIFI

  • Turn volume [up or down]
  • Mute Volume: this will mute the volume of the video or piece of media that is playing.
  • Go to [insert website URL]: this will take you to the website’s URL that you say.

Example: “Okay Google. Go to facebook.”

  • Search [insert what you’re searching for]
  • Turn on [Bluetooth, Flashlight, or Wi-Fi]
  • Open [insert app name]

Alarms or Reminders

Set a timer for [insert length of time]

  • Set a timer for [insert length of time]
  • Show me all of my timers
  • Turn off all alarms
  • What do I have to do today?
  • Set an alarm for [time AM/PM]
  • Remind me to[insert activity]
  • Set an alarm for [insert time] that repeats on [insert days]


  • Play my voicemails.
  • Call [insert contact name].
  • Call [insert contact name] on speakerphone
  • Show me the messages I have
  • Find the number of [insert name]
  • When is the birthday of [Insert contact name]?


Open camera

  • Open camera.
  • Take picture.
  • Take selfie.
  • Begin recording video

Music or media

Listen to [insert artist, song, album, or genre]

  • Listen to [insert artist, song, album, or genre]
  • Play [insert song name]
  • Play any music
  • Watch [insert movie]
  • What movies are playing tonight?
  • Show pictures of [insert object]
  • Read [insert book title]


What are some attractions in [Insert City or Place]

  • What are some attractions in [Insert City or Place]?
  • What are some attractions near me right now?
  • What is the tip for [bill amount]?
  • Is [attraction/business] open now?
  • When does [name of attraction, landmark, or business] close?
  • Distance from me to [name of landmark or location]?
  • How far away is [place name]?
  • What is [insert amount of money in the foreign currency] in [the name your currency]?
  • What’s the flight status of [name of Airline] flight [say flight number]?
  • What is the time zone in [name of location]?
  • Navigate me to [Insert the location Name or say the Address]
  • What are the [Walking or Biking] directions to [Location Name or Address]
  • Find [Insert name of Landmark]
  • Where is [insert Landmark Name]?
  • Where’s the nearest [business type]?
  • Show me the menu for [Restaurant Name]
  • Call [insert the name of the Business]
  • What are my flights?
  • Where is my hotel?


What is the weather for today

  • What is the weather for today?
  • What’s the weather in [name of Location] for [day or period]?”
  • Do I need an umbrella?
  • Is there a chance of rain [insert time]?
  • When is [sunrise or sunset]?
  • When is [sunrise or sunset] in [name of place]?
  • What’s the temperature [right now or tomorrow]?


What are the best movies of [insert name of actor or actress

  • What are the best movies of [insert name of actor or actress?
  • Oscar winner of [insert year]?
  • Who invented the [Invention]?
  • How do you say [Word or Phrase] in [insert language]?
  • What does [insert word] mean?”
  • What time is it in [City or
  • Location]?
  • Where was [insert Famous Person] born?
  • What age is [insert Famous Person]?
  • Who is [Famous Person] married to?
  • Who wrote [Book title]?
  • When was [Movie title] released?
  • How long is [insert movie title]?
  • Who is the Producer of [Movie title]?
  • Who acted in [Movie title]?
  • What’s the stock price of [Company Name]?
  • What is the [Company Name] trading at?
  • What’s [insert measurement] in [unit of measurement]?
  • What is the square root of [number]?

Sports Information

Did the [insert Sports Team] win

  • Did the [insert Sports Team] win?
  • How did [the Sports Team Name] do?
  • When is the next [Team Name] game?
  • Where are the [Team Name] in the standing?
  • Who does [insert Athlete] play for?

Funny Questions to ask

What is the loneliest number

  • What is the loneliest number?
  • Do a barrel roll!
  • Askew / Tilt
  • Go go Gadget [Spotify]
  • When am I?
  • Make me a sandwich
  • Sudo make me a sandwich
  • Who’s on first?
  • Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right
  • Tell me a joke
  • Who are you?
  • Beam me up, Scotty!
  • What is [Actor/Actress Name] Bacon number?
  • Sing a song
  • Wubba lubba dub dub
  • Beatbox
  • Sing me happy birthday
  • Where’s Waldo?
  • Crystal ball
  • All your base are belong to us
  • Show me the money
  • Mischief managed
  • Tell me what you want, what you really, really want
  • What is love?
  • Who is the walrus?
  • Who you going call?
  • Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
  • Open the pod bay doors
  • Party on, Wayne!
  • Set phasers to kill
  • Aren’t you a little short for a storm trooper?
  • Clean my room
  • Is your refrigerator running?
  • What am I thinking right now?
  • Ask me a question
  • What is the meaning of life?
  • Tell me about Siri
  • I’m naked
  • Meow like a cat
  • Do you speak Morse code?
  • My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
  • Spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • What are the three laws of robotics?
  • Can you rap?
  • Read a poem
  • Surprise me
  • Why is six afraid of seven?
  • What’s your favorite ice cream?
  • Are you friends with Siri/Alexa/Cortana?
  • What’s your favorite Pokemon?
  • Star Trek or Star Wars?
  • How do you like your coffee?
  • Who’s your favorite superhero?
  • What does the fox say?
  • Who shot first?
  • Is the cake a lie?
  • Do you know of GLaDos?
  • Here comes dat boi

Try out a few of the funny ones and definitely make use of the more practical ones. N