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“OK Google” Cheat Sheet

Time & Date Commands

  • “What time is it”
  • “When is the <special>”
  • “What is the time of <location>”
  • “What are my plans for <insert date>?”

Examples:

  • “When is mothers day”
  • “What time is it in Paris”
  • “What are my plans for tomorrow?”

 

Maps and Navigation Commands:

  • “Map of <location/place>”
  • “Show me the nearby <amenity> on map”
  • “Where is <place>”
  • “<point of interest> in <location>”
  • “Navigate to <location>”
  • “I’m hungry” (shows all nearby food points on map)
  • “How far is <place> from <location>”

Examples:

  • “Map of Manchester”
  • “Closest Asda in Preston”
  • “Navigate to Trafford Centre Manchester”
  • “I’m hungry show me chinese takeaways”

 

Calculations & Conversions Commands:

  • “What is <number> times <number>”
  • “What is <number> percent of <number>”
  • “Square meters of <number>”
  • “<number> <operator><number><operator>…..<number> equals”
  • “Convert <value> into <required unit of conversion>”

Examples:

  • “How many pints in 1 liter”
  • “Convert 10 British Pounds into Euros”
  • “What is 25 percent of £1.99”
  • “Convert 11 inches into millimeters”

 

Weather Commands:

  • “Weather <time> <date>”
  • “Is it going to rain <time>”
  • “What’s the weather in <location>”

Examples:

  • “Weather tomorrow morning”
  • “What’s the weather in Preston”
  • “Weather forecast for Wednesday”

Web Navigation Commands:

  • “Go to <URL>”
  • “Open <URL>”
  • “Show me <URL>”
  • “Browse to <website>”

Examples:

  • “Go to google dot co dot uk”
  • “Show me BBC dot co dot uk”

 

Entertainment Commands:

  • “Listen to <track>”
  • “Play <song>”
  • “YouTube <video title>”
  • “<actor> movies”
  • “Who is the producer of <movie>”
  • “When was <movie> released”
  • “Runtime of <movie name>”

Examples:

  • “Play Radiohead”
  • “What’s the cast of The Avengers”
  • “Movies Natalie Portman was in”
  • “Who produced The Avengers”
  • “When was the first episode of Lie to me”
  • “The Avengers runtime”

 

Notes & Reminders Commands:

  • “Remind me to <task> at <time>”
  • “Wake me up in <time>”
  • “<action> at <time>”
  • “Set alarm for <time>”

Examples:

  • “Water the plants in one hour”
  • “Set an alarm for 2 hours from now”
  • “Remind me to pay parking meter in 1 hour 45 minutes”
  • “Pick up milk from Sainsburys at 5 P M”
  • “Note to self Call Claire tonight”

 

Contact & Communication Commands:

  • “Call <contact> <phone option>”
  • “<contact name>” (shows the contact card)
  • “Send a text to <contact> <message>”
  • “Email to , B C C <contact(s)>, Subject , message ”

Examples:

  • “Call Jimmothy Mobile”
  • “Send email to Chris Dell, Subject, Web server, Message, Server seems to be down”
  • “Call Italian Orchard in Preston”
  • “Send SMS to Dad mobile please call me A S A P”
  • “Call Home”

 

Social:

  • “Post to Google+ <post>”
  • “Post to Twitter <post>” (Requires official Twitter app.)

Examples:

  • “Post to Google+ Having fun at this party, why not join me”
  • “Post to Twitter Preston breakfast anyone? this saturday.”

 

General Commands:

  • “Search for <subject>”
  • “What is <subject>”
  • “Who invented <subject>”
  • “Show me the stocks for <stock symbol>”
  • “How old is <famous name>”
  • “Population of <city…>
  • “Author of <book title>”

Examples:

  • “What is Malusdomesticaphobia”
  • “Who invented the lightbulb”
  • “How old is Natalie Portman”
  • “Population of Salford”

 

 

Miscellaneous Commands:

  • “Do a barrel roll”
  • “Tilt”
  • “Askew”

 

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