Is there a way to use your voice to open an app in Android?

I would like to say the exact phrase, "Run GMail" and it starts the gmail app.

  • Never tried but heard that AutoVoice can do such things. It needs Tasker to work. – Firelord Feb 5 '16 at 11:00

Yes, there is. At least for some app names it should work fine. You should start a voice search with the "Google App" and press the microphone button in it to speak and say "open application". I've tested trying to open a couple programs:

  • open gmail
  • open telegram
  • abrir caixa (Portuguese for open and a bank app...)
  • open just java

All of those worked and it is not limited to English. If you have a phone like a Samsung Galaxy, I think there is another app that lets you voice control, but I am not sure if it is worse/better than the Google App.

References: "Ok Google" voice search & actions and some testing by myself on Android 5

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  • Can you make it respond to "Run Gmail"? – 1.21 gigawatts Feb 5 '16 at 10:57
  • Yes, I tried it and it worked. Are you having any problems? – Ataias Reis Feb 6 '16 at 14:40
  • Ok thanks. I wanted to know if it was only my phone out it worked on other Android devices – 1.21 gigawatts Feb 7 '16 at 0:38

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