The new Siri app on the iPhone looks pretty intersting (at least from the videos). Is there an application on Android that matches or improves on the same functionality? Specifically, something that doesn't require the memorization of robotic voice commands?

I have tried Vlingo, but for many requests it just seems to perform a Google search which leaves you in a web browser without voice functionality.

  • Google Voice Search has come a LONG way since 2011 and has similar functionality (and sometimes) better then Siri now.
    – n00b
    May 9, 2014 at 18:18

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There's nothing (at present) that can do all that Siri does.

Depending on your needs you might be able to get close.

Lifehacker had an article about your current alternatives: How to Get a Siri-Like Personal Assistant on Your Android Phone for Free

To summarize: You'll need one of the following (or a combination):

Update: terryk2 points out Iris, currently in alpha testing, which is by the developers' own admission a direct response to Siri.

  • Google's looking into a real natural language search app: news.softpedia.com/news/… Not out yet though
    – Ben Brocka
    Dec 23, 2011 at 18:31
  • Any updates in the intervening two years? There are phones like Moto X now, that can listen continuously. Mar 7, 2014 at 7:20

While still in alpha, it may be worth checking out Iris. It's got a limited set of Siri's functionality, but it looks like it could be interesting to watch it grow.


That would be Google Search, which also has voice command abilities. Although I am not sure how intuitive the commands can be given, compared to Siri.


I'd say Vlingo is probably the closest but doesn't have the contextual power that Siri does but it's very close.


There is an app called Skyvi in the android market. Initially I used IRIS, but it was quite buggy. This is comparatively better in my opinion. It's humorous as well.

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