Voice command was something that was first unveiled in PS4 but wasn’t as robust as the next-gen console PS5 that comes with new updated features and systems. It’s similar to Siri in our iPhone that we can command to open and it’s fun accessing functions compared to navigating it with a controller. The PlayStation 5 allows multiple options to tweak how the system listens to vocal input. If you’re curious about the voice command feature and would like to try it on your PS5, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading the article to know more details about voice-command features and how to set them up on PS5.
What else can you access with the voice command on PS5?
The voice command feature was first integrated into the PS5 beta version that came with a new UI, game base enhancements, and accessibility features. The voice command is currently capable of opening apps, games, and settings in addition to general media like music and video playback control. More functionalities will be added by the PlayStation in the near future which is something worth looking forward to.
How to use voice command on PS5.
If you’ve got your latest PS5 and wish to use voice command, it’s very easy to do. If you’re saying “hey PlayStation” and it doesn’t respond, it might be because your voice commands are turned off by default settings.
- To fix it, in the home screen of your PS5, go to Settings on the top and select the “Voice Commands” option.
- Turn on the “Enable the voice commands” option, a message will pop up with three voice commands like “Hey PlayStation” and the other two and asking for your confirmation. Simply select “Enable”.
- You’ll be sent to the “get started with the voice command” screen. There you can open, search, and control playback by saying the command and following it with the game’s name, setting, and control media. After taking a note of all these commands, tap on “Got it”.
- After that, you’ll see the”Listen for Hey Playstation option, and even if this feature is disabled, you can still control the voice command by selecting it from the control center. You’ll see the voice command on the upper left working.
You can still use the voice command by pressing the PS button and going to the control center. However, if you don’t see it, press the options button and look for the Voice option and select it. You can also move the option to the top so you don’t have to go through the tedious process again. Select the “Voice” and press the button down, say open, following with the game’s name like “Open Call of Duty Warzone”. If it doesn’t recognize the games, it’ll fetch you a list of relevant games of the same name. Once the search results are out, say 1 or 2 to choose the game you wish to play.
You can use the voice command by saying “hey PlayStation” after enabling the option and going through the voice option. You can further customize the voice command by experimenting with Speech Speed, Speech Volume, and Response Timeout.
Keep in mind that the voice command works only if you say the name correctly, so it might take a while for you to get used to it. If you have a huge library with plenty of games, then voice command is something you’ll definitely need.
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