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Use these voice commands to get the most out of Google Maps


One of the best parts about using Android and Google Now are the voice commands. You can simply say “Ok Google” and search for anything or navigate to where you need to. Speaking of navigating, Google has released a little cheat sheet to help you become more familiar with what different commands can be used while your traveling and don’t want to actually interact with your device while driving.

Directions and travel

  • “Mute.” or “Mute voice guidance.”
  • “Unmute.” or “Unmute voice guidance.”
  • “Show traffic.” or “Hide traffic.”
  • “Show satellite.” or “Hide satellite.”
  • “Navigate home.” or “Navigate to Starbucks.”
  • “Show route overview.” or “Show alternate routes.”
  • “What road is this?”
  • “What’s my next turn?”
  • “What’s my ETA?”
  • “How’s traffic ahead?” or “How’s traffic to home?”
  • “What’s the weather like?”
  • “Avoid tolls.” or “Enable tolls.”
  • “Avoid highways.” or “Enable highways.”
  • “Avoid ferries.” or “Enable ferries.”
  • “Exit navigation.”

More commands you can say

  • “Call Mom.”
  • “Find gas stations.” or “Find restaurants.”
  • “Send a text to Larry.” or “Send a SMS to Sergey, I’m feeling lucky.”
  • “What’s the weather like?” or “How’s the weather in Seattle?”
  • “Play some jazz.” or “Play happy birthday on Google Play Music.”
  • “What’s the closest hotel?”
  • “When’s my next meeting?”

Being able to simply use your voice to perform tasks while driving is extremely convenient and keeps your eyes where they belong, on the road. Google gives these little cheat sheets for all different services to help inform its users of what is possible.

Download on Google Play: Google Maps

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