Tag Archive: Voice


Google Home can link to specific Netflix profiles based on your voice

Now your Google Home knows who’s watching what on Netflix.

The Google Home was an awesome smart speaker when it first launched in late 2016, but it was made even better last August with support for multiple users based on voice recognition. This made the Google Home a much more viable option for homes with multiple people, and now it’s getting even better with Netflix integration.

If you already have multiple profiles set up with your Google  [Read More…]

The Amazon Alexa app now lets you use Alexa voice commands

Alexa’s latest home is the Alexa app.

Up until now, Alexa‘s presence on Android has been a bit confusing. Phones like the Huawei Mate 9, HTC U11, and Moto X4 have the assistant built right into them, and last summer, Amazon rolled out Alexa to the Amazon Shopping app. Now, Alexa is getting a more fitting home inside of, well, the Alexa app.

The Alexa app has been a free download on Android since the  [Read More…]

Voice Control, Call Activate! [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie take a look at some fresh Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 rumors before diving into Android Central’s Best of CES 2018 Awards.

They also take a look at other news from the show, including Google Assistant penetration into the automotive market, Lenovo’s Smart Display, an NVIDIA 4K HDR TV, fingerprint sensor technology, Razer’s “Project Linda”, and more!

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Samsung Galaxy S9 will be announced in February at  [Read More…]

Liam Neeson’s voice now gives directions in Waze

Waze users in the US are being treated to a nice surprise this holiday season. Their favorite traffic and maps app just added the ability to have Liam Neeson’s voice guide you to your destination. The Hollywood actor has starred in a wide variety of movies from the remarkable “Schindler’s List” to the popular Sci-Fi […]

Build voice apps with the Voice, Chat, and Vision Automation Bundle

With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming one of the hottest trends of the mobile market right now (with chatbots), it makes sense that developers would take advantage of it and create apps that put users even closer to something that seems so new and unpredictable. App developers go where the trends are; they develop apps in […]

Reminder: Project Fi doesn’t offer simultaneous voice and data when connected to Sprint

Yes, this is still a thing you have to remember.

Project Fi offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to networks, with seamless switching between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular and Wi-Fi for calling, texting and data needs. While we’ve established that the switching isn’t much to worry about and actually works quite well, the one shortcoming arrives when you go to make calls and use data at the same time when your phone is connected to the Sprint  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 on AT&T gains HD Voice with Oreo 8.1 update

Here’s how to make sure it’s enabled once you get the update.

Android 8.1 Oreo started rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices earlier this week, and especially for devices that aren’t the Pixel 2, there’s a lot of new stuff to check out. However, if you’re using a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on AT&T, there’s a new feature included just for you with the latest update.

When updating your Pixel 2 to 8.1 Oreo,  [Read More…]

Spotify voice controls are coming to all Google Assistant-powered devices

Music enthusiasts who love using Spotify will be happy to know that the app’s voice commands will soon work with any device that supports the Google Assistant. Google’s virtual assistant can be activated on (almost) any smartphone/tablet/etc which runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. So far, voice commands for Spotify were only available on the […]

How to get the male Google Assistant voice on your phone and Google Home

The Google Assistant can now be changed to sound like a man, and this is how to do it.

It’s been exactly one year since the Google Assistant debuted on the Pixel and Pixel XL last October, and while we’re expecting big changes in both hardware and software from Google at its Pixel event, there’s a new feature with the Assistant that you can mess around with right now.

The Google Assistant has used the voice of  [Read More…]

Every voice command you can use while within Gear VR

You can control your Gear VR vocally by using these commands!

Gear VR lets you explore great new worlds and games that can bring you across the universe. While there are certain things that will require a controller, you can control several simple commands using only your voice. There aren’t many voice commands, but the ones that are available make a big difference!

We’ve got every voice command available from within Gear VR for you here!

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