Over the years Google has improved and refined its voice recognition and search to the point where you can ask your phone (and other devices) almost anything and it will respond with useful information. But what can you ask Google Now? Here are all the different and best things you can ask Google Now including commands and easter eggs.

General Google Now commands

•    How old is …?
•    Where was … born?
•    Define … (Or "What does … mean?")
•    What time is it in …?
•    Search for … [surfing tips]
•    Show me pictures of …
•    Do I need an umbrella today? What's the weather like? What's the weather in … [this weekend]?
•    What the … stock price? What is … trading at?
•    What's [60 kilometres] in [miles]? What is [12 stone] in [kilograms]?
•    What's [256] divided by [8]?
•    Search [YouTube] for [cat videos] (more apps are added regularly)

Device control commands

•    Open [techadvisor.co.uk]
•    Take a picture (or "Take a photo")
•    Record a video
•    Open [Deezer]
•    Turn on/off [Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Flashlight]

Productivity commands

•    Top of Form
•    Bottom of Form
•    What's the tip for [70 dollars]?
•    Set an alarm for …
•    Set a timer for …
•    Create a calendar event [Dinner with Chris, Saturday at 7pm.]
•    Remind me to … (or "Set a reminder")
•    What is my schedule for tomorrow? (or What does my day look like [Friday]?)
•    Where's my package? (tracking confirmation must be in Gmail)
•    Make a note: (also try "Note to self")
•    Find … [phone number] (Works other contact - addresses, birthdays, etc.)
•    Show me my bills  (or "My bills due this week")

Communication commands

•    Show me my last messages
•    Call … (also works with relationships: Call [sister])
•    Call … on speakerphone
•    Text … (followed by message)
•    Send email to [Jim Martin], subject … , message …
•    Post to … [Twitter]: (followed by text)
•    What is French for …?
•    [Send a Hangout message] to …
•    Send a [Whatsapp] message to [Matt] (followed by message)

Navigation and travel commands

•    Where is the nearest … [Italian restaurant]?
•    Navigate to …
•    Directions to … by [bike] (also try "Directions home" or "How do I get home?")
•    Where is …?
•    Show me the menu for …
•    Call …
•    Show me my flight info
•    Where's my hotel?
•    What are some attractions around here?
•    How do you say … in … ?
•    What is … [100 pounds] in ... [dollars]?
•    What's the flight status of … [VS8]?
•    Show me restaurants near my hotel

Entertainment commands

•    Play … [solitaire] (also try tic-tac-toe)
•    Play some music (opens 'I'm feeling lucky' radio station in Google Play Music)
•    Next Song/Pause Song
•    Play … [Happy] (songs must be in Google Play Music on your device)
•    Watch [Inception] (movies and TV must be in your Google Play account)
•    What's this song?
•    Listen to TV
•    What songs does … [Pharrell] sing?
•    Read … [Hunger Games]
•    Did the … [Giants] win today? What's the score in the [Warriors] game?
•    What movies are playing … [tonight]? Where is … [Star Wars] playing?

Sports commands

•    Say a team name to get the latest score during the season
•    When is the next … game?
•    Where are the … in the standings?
•    Who does … play for?
•    Who won … [the Superbowl]?
•    When is the … [Stanley Cup final]?

Google Now easter eggs

Many of these deliver funny voice responses, but normal search results so turn up your volume.

•    What sounds does a … make?
•    Flip a coin
•    Roll dice
•    What is the loneliest number?
•    Do a barrel roll!
•    Askew / Tilt
•    Go go Gadget [Spotify]
•    When am I?
•    Make me a sandwich
•    Sudo make me a sandwich
•    Who's on first?
•    Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right
•    Tell me a joke
•    Who are you?
•    Beam me up, Scotty!
•    What is [Jennifer Lawrence’s] Bacon number?