What is OK Google? How to use OK Google from any screen on your phone in the UK

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You’ve probably seen the TV ads for OK Google, but what is OK Google and how do you use it? We explain everything you need to know about OK Google, including how to access the Google Now voice search from any screen on your phone, even if you live outside the US. Also see: How Siri, Cortana and Google Now are replacing our brains

What is OK Google?

“OK Google” is the voice command used to activate Google Now voice search on your Android smartphone, as well as other Google devices such as its Google Glass smartglasses (check out our awesome video of Google Glass).

Google Now can be accessed by opening your phone’s Google Search app or Google Search widget and either tapping the microphone icon or saying “OK Google”. Alternatively, you can set up your Android smartphone to recognise the “OK Google” command no matter in what app or screen you’re currently browsing. This latter feature is technically available to users in the US, but don’t let that stop you… Also see: Android Advisor.

What can you ask OK Google?

You can ask Google Now pretty much anything you like, just as you normally would with Google Search. However, you can also use the “OK Google” command to set alarms, make calls and texts, schedule meetings and more on your Android device.

by Marie Brewis

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