We have all been aware of the fact that Google has always loved its voice commands, but they could never be a full substitute for a touchscreen. Things have changed and today I want to tell you more about Google Voice Access which is a new application by Google that lets you control your device using only your voice.
The app is designed to help disabled users who can’t hold their phones but are able to speak to use their devices and despite of the fact that is still in beta stage at the moment, you can still check it out for first impressions.
I have to tell you from the start the fact that the app only provides basic navigation voice commands such as making a simple phone call or a web search, sending an Email, switching on or off WiFi/Bluetooth and other similar tasks. However, don’t you imagine that this all that you are getting but it seems that the features go beyond the functionality currently provided by solutions such as Siri or Google Now voice commands.
I am saying that as long as it also supporting simple commands like “scroll down”, “tap next”, or “go back”. Besides all these, it labels icons/buttons with numbers so you can speak the number to perform the action associated with that icon/button which means that you can virtually tap anything you can see on the screen by simply speaking.
Sadly, Google is not accepting any more testers for the Beta program. I am not surprised to see that the list is already full, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t have the chance to download the APK file from the link given below and install it on your Android handset right away.
How to Control Your Phone Only with your Voice:
- First of all, you have to visit this link on your Android device;
- Up next, scroll down and tap the download button if you truly want to enjoy the Voice Access Beta;
- Once the download is complete, it’s time to open the APK file;
- Your phone will ask you if you want to install it;
- Don’t hesitate to accept that by taping Yes (note that you may need to enable app installations from unknown sources foe this to work).
That was all! Do let me know what you really feel about this new app by Google and if you intend to use it or not. The comments area is waiting for you, so as the contact form!