From Apple’s Siri to Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa, virtual assistants rapidly on the rise — and now Google’s virtual helpmate has joined the race with a wide range of capabilities, all of which can be accessed after waking the assistant with the words “OK Google.” Those wondering “what are all the “OK Google” commands?” need not fret; an impressive new website lists every single command that you can ask Google’s voice assistant. The index, compiled by self-proclaimed Google and Android geek Kristijan Ristovski, contains approximately 150 commands and over a thousand variations that are sure to excite technophiles everywhere.
Linked to the most popular search engine in the world, you can ask “OK Google” anything. It can also perform tasks like making a reservation, setting reminders, pulling up directions or a flight’s status, and controlling Google Home devices. When compared to other virtual assistants, Google repeatedly comes out on top, according to a recent analysis done by Business Insider, performing tasks and fielding queries with accuracy and ease.
Those with Android smartphones can access Google’s voice commands by opening a Google search and tapping the microphone icon in the right hand side of the search bar. Those using Google’s smartphone Pixel, which was released last fall, have the Google Assistant built right into their device, and can simply hold down the home button to access the service. And if you have a Google Home, all you have to do to use it is say “OK Google” and take it from there.
Here are some of the most useful commands from “OK Google”; for a complete list of “OK Google” functions, check out Ristovski’s project.