Voice Actions commands

Voice Actions are supported in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese, but certain commands may not be available in each language. Voice Actions Beta are available in select languages.

To see examples of Voice Actions commands on the Google Now screen, say "Ok Google," then "Help." (This feature is currently available in English, French, and German.)

This table also lists some key Voice Actions phrases.

Say Followed by Examples
"Open" App name "Open Gmail"
"What does my day look like tomorrow?"or "Show me my schedule for the weekend."   Say "What does my day look like tomorrow?" to see tomorrow's agenda.
"Create a calendar event" "Event description" & "day/date" & "time" "Create a calendar event: Dinner in San Francisco, Saturday at 7:00PM"
"Listen to TV" Displays TV cards relevant to the TV show that's currently being broadcast While a TV show is being broadcast, say "Listen to TV"
"Map of" Address, name, business name, type of business, or other location "Map of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco."
"Directions to" or
"Navigate to"
Address, name, business name, type of business, or other destination "Directions to 1299 Colusa Avenue, Berkeley, California" or
"Navigate to Union Square, San Francisco."
"Post to Google+" What you want posted to Google+ "Post to Google+ I'm going out of town."
"What's this song?"   When you hear a song, ask "What's this song?"
"Remind me to" What you want to be reminded about, and when or where "Remind me to call John at 6PM."
"Go to" Search string or URL "Go to Google.com"
"Send email" "To" & contact name,
"Subject" & subject text,
"Message" & message text (speak punctuation)
"Send email to Hugh Briss, subject, new shoes, message, I can’t wait to show you my new shoes, period."
"Note to self" Message text "Note to self: remember the milk"
"Set alarm" "Time" or "for" & time, such as "10:45 a.m." or "20 minutes from now," "Label" & name of alarm "Set alarm for 7:45 p.m., label, switch the laundry"
"Listen to" Play music in the Google Play Music app by speaking the name of a song, artist, or album "Listen to: Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"Play some music" Opens Google Play Music and starts playing an "I'm Feeling Lucky" radio station (only works with All Access)  
"Call" The name of one of your contacts "Call George Smith"