How do I use voice interactions with my Portal?

This article applies to Portaland Portal TV

Hey Portal and Alexa are built into your Portal for hands-free control. In order to enable Alexa on your Portal, one of the accounts linked to your device must sign in to their Amazon account.

"Hey Portal" availability varies. Learn more about "Hey Portal" availability.

You can use Hey Portal to control things such as:

  • Calling.
  • Weather.
  • Time.
  • Brightness control.
  • Video control.
  • Using camera effects.
  • Social features.

You can use Alexa to control things such as:

  • Playing music through music services connected to your Amazon account.
  • Settings alarms or timers.
  • Shopping and creating to-do lists.
  • Some Alexa-supported features, such as controlling smart home devices.

For example,

  • Set an alarm by saying, "Alexa, set an alarm."
  • Start a video call by saying, "Hey Portal, call [contact name]" or "Hey Portal, call [relationship name]."
  • Hear the local weather, birthdays, events and news by saying, "Hey Portal, good morning."
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Last updated 14 December 2021
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