Tag Archive: ‘Hey


You can now talk to Google Home without saying ‘Hey, Google’ every time

The feature can be enabled in the Google Assistant app.

Google announced a lot of new features for the Assistant during I/O this past May, and today one of the most exciting — Continued Conversations — is widely rolling out to all users.

As it currently stands, you need to say “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google” each and every time you ask your Google Home a question or issue a command to it. With Continued Conversations, your  [Read More…]

“Hey Google” hotword is now available for smartphones

Enjoy talking to your Google Assistant on your phone, but don’t like using the traditional “OK Google” trigger? Well, you don’t have to anymore. Google is finally letting people use the much more intuitive alternative “Hey Google” to wake up the virtual assistant. Users from all over the world have started receiving a prompt to […]

Voice-activated ‘Hey Cortana’ arrives on Android, with caveats

Microsoft is continuing to expand Cortana its future information hub for all things Microsoft with an update to the beta Android app. Version 1.0.0.289 went live in the last few days and with it comes an interesting feature: Hey Cortana.

For those on certain Lumias and Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Hey Cortana is old news. The voice-activated system lets users call Cortana when their phones are in standby giving a hands-free search experience. Windows 10  [Read More…]