How do I use voice interactions with my Portal?

This article applies to Portaland Portal TV

Beginning in December, we will no longer be offering "Hey Facebook" as a wake word for Portal. Please use "Hey Portal" to interact with voice commands.

“Hey Portal,” "Hey Facebook" 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.

You can set Portal voice assistant to respond to “Hey Facebook” or “Hey Portal.” Learn how to change your voice assistant settings. “Hey Portal” and "Hey Facebook" availability varies. Learn more about “Hey Portal” and "Hey Facebook" availability.

You can use "Hey Portal" and "Hey Facebook" to control things like:

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

You can use Alexa to control things like:

  • Playing music through music services connected to your Amazon account.
  • Settings alarms or timers.
  • Shopping and creating to-do lists.
  • Some Alexa-supported features, like 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 November 10, 2021
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