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Ok Google not working as expected

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Ok Google not working as expected

Minor issue but enough to be annoying...

 

So my friend has an HTC phone and can ask 'Ok Google' - "What will the weather be like tomorrow"... to which google responds with voice "Tomorrow forecast is ...etc..."

 

On my Sony Z3... I ask what the weather will be like ... to which  'Ok Google' simply googles for weather and shows me the google results on screen!

 

A few other commands seem to do the same and just google for internet results... how can I fix this?

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Adviser
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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

Ok I think I've fixed it (somewhat...)

I went into settings > apps > google app > uninstall updates.

 

I then rebooted the phone and installed the google app updates from playstore again.

 

Now, it speaks to me when I ask what the weather will be like tomorrow. Seems fixed...

 

however, maybe it's me not using it correctly, but it's still pretty rubbish.. I then asked it a question my wife asks her iPhone all the time... "What time is my alarm set for?"

 

To which, 'google now' thinks the appropriate response is to google for "What time is my alarm set 4".... pathetic.

 

Can anyone else ask google now what time their alarm is set for? Before I throw this phone out the window and buy an iPhone?

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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

Go to Google Now and go to settings. 

Then go to the voice menu and check that speech output is turned on. 

Adviser
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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

Thanks for replying. Yes this is definitely turned on because it works on other functions like sending a message. (and I just double checked it was on Slightly smiling Face )

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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

Hilariously it does speak if ask slightly different question:

 

So as "What's the weather like in London" - it speaks back as it should...

 

Ask "What's the weather like tomorrow?" ... and it googles for the weather without speaking

 

Hate to say it as there is alot I like about Android, but it's not a patch on Siri's AI

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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

@Zefal

 

That's some feedback that you should take to Google directly Slightly smiling Face 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

Yea, maybe.
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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

But as I said my mate can ask what the weather will be like tomorrow on his phone
Emperor
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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

@Zefal

 

Again, this is not something on Sony side but Google/Android. Just tested and it does talk back. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Ok Google not working as expected

@Zefal

 

Check if it works on safe mode, maybe another app its blocking this. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)