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.

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."
Notes:

Was this article helpful?

Last updated 12 January 2021
Share
Copy Link


Looking for something else?


Receive emails from Facebook about Portal and other Facebook hardware products.

“Hey Portal” voice command availability varies. Learn more. Screen images simulated. User experience may vary. Requires wireless Internet connection and Facebook or WhatsApp account. WhatsApp is not available on tablets. Features, functionality and content vary and may not be available on all Portal models or in all areas and languages. Some features may require a Facebook account and downloading the Portal mobile app. Additional account registration, terms and fees may apply.

*Offer valid from 19/1/21 (16:00 PST) to 16/2/21 (15:59 PST), or while supplies last. Limited to four devices per transaction. Valid on qualifying purchases at portal.facebook.com. Subject to availability, quantities are limited. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, bundles or coupons. Savings automatically applied at checkout. Facebook Technologies Ireland Limited reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time without notice.

†Extended festive season return period: Products ordered between 16 November 2020 and 1 January 2021 on portal.facebook.com are eligible for return up until 31 January 2021. Return requests must be completed by end of day on 31 January 2021 (local time) to be eligible. All other Terms and Conditions of our Standard Return Terms apply.

©2021 Facebook, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Facebook, Portal from Facebook and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook, Inc. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.