Samsung is the kind of manufacturer that isn’t afraid to take old features and reinvent them under its own terms. So, there will be many android services developed by Google that Samsung offers in its own personalized version, just like the voice assistant. While Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones come with a built-in voice assistant, some say it cannot match the famous Google Now service.
Many users are excited by the idea that simply saying OK Google followed by a particular voice command will make their Android devices, no matter the model, to execute voice commands from any screen. If you said the magic words without success, it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with it, but rather that you have forgotten to activate it.
The Google Now settings are pretty self-explanatory. Even the less tech-savvy users will know what they have to do, once they make it to the dedicated menu. In a nutshell, there is this option labeled “From any screen”. As long as you keep it ON, your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus should easily respond to your Google Now voice commands no matter what you’re doing on the device right then or what window you’re working on.
The only situation when the OK Google voice command won’t give you the desired result should be when you actually have the phone locked. The lock screen isn’t falling under the incidence of this service so keep this in mind!
To enable the OK Google commands on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus:
- Launch the Google app;
- Tap on the 3-bar icon from the top corner;
- Tap on Settings;
- Navigate to Voice;
- Enable the options “From any screen” and “From Google Search app”;
- Do some testing and train the app using the OK Google command a few times.
Now you can leave the menus and explore your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with the Okay Google voice commands.