I use Google Now on an Android tablet, and I wanted to know if there is a way that I can stop it speaking in middle. Usually when I search for something it will read off the top result, and I often don't need it to read off the entire thing. Is there a way I can stop it after I've heard enough?

  • What version of android? Maybe tap outside of the Google now search screen? Apr 14, 2017 at 2:30
  • I'll try it out, but if it works, put it in a question. I can't award a bounty to a comment :)
    – yaakov
    Apr 14, 2017 at 18:12

1 Answer 1


See this reddit post, where the OP has created this web site dedicated to known Google Now commands and their variations. There is no direct way of silencing, so here is a workaround

When Google is reading the results and you heard enough, say OK Google mute the volume

This silences Google by setting volume to zero. To revert to normal volume, say OK Google set the volume to x , x being a number from 1 to 15 (you will need to experiment to get to comfort level) or OK Google set the volume to full

Tested this on searches like OK Google define aerodynamics, where the rant (as you say ) was long enough . I haven't been able to configure to read out search results, say on Donald Trump :)

  • Thanks, sometimes if I search something solidly factual, like "What was Barcelona's last match?", it'll read out the result. I guess your answer is a bit of a workaround, but it does the trick.
    – yaakov
    Apr 16, 2017 at 3:56

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .