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Use Google Voice Search

You can use your voice to search for helpful information.

Access to Assistant actions has moved

Important: The microphone on the Search bar now opens Google Voice Search only and doesn't support Assistant actions like "set an alarm," "turn on the lights," or "send a message." You can still access Assistant to complete these actions and more with "Hey Google," touch and hold on home, or your device's power button on Android.

Learn how to set up Google Assistant on your device.

Learn about what you can ask Google Assistant.

Start a Voice Search

Important: The “Hey Google” trigger only works for Google Assistant.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Tap the Microphone Mic.
  3. To search for anything on Google Search Search, use your voice.

Tip: Learn how to search for a song by playing, humming, or singing it to the Google app.

Common voice searches

If voice search is available in your language, country, and region, you can say most of these examples. 

Tip: Some of these examples only work in certain languages, countries, or regions.

Entertainment (music, movies, TV, books & images)

Find new music: "What songs do Mumford and Sons sing?"

Find a movie: "What movies are playing tonight?" or "Where's Hunger Games playing?"

Search for images: "Show me pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge."

Directions & travel

Get directions: "Navigate to Safeway" or "Directions to 1299 Colusa Avenue Berkeley California."

Find nearby places: "Where's the closest coffee shop?"

Plan your trip: "What are some attractions in New York City?"

Book a table: "Book a table for 2 at Cascal on Wednesday night."

Facts & quick answers

Find the time: "What time is it in London?"

Check the weather: "Do I need a jacket today?" or "What's the weather like tomorrow morning?"

Answer trivia questions: "Where was Albert Einstein born?" or "How old is Beyonce?"

Get stock prices: "What's the Alphabet stock price?" (Disclaimer about financial data)

Translate words or phrases: "How do you say cucumber in Spanish?"

Define a word: "What does gluttony mean?"

Convert between units: "What's 16 ounces in pounds?"

Solve a math problem: "What's the square root of 2209?"

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