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Volvo On Call app: About voice control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri

Updated 7/1/2020

Volvo On Call app: About voice control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri

You can use Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri to control some of the Volvo On Call functions with just your voice. For example, you can ask how much fuel is left or check that the doors are locked.

Voice control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri

As a Volvo On Call user, you have the opportunity to use your voice to control some of the functions available for Volvo On Call. Voice control is yet another way to use the Volvo On Call app to simplify your car ownership. The requirements are as follows:

Voice functions

To use a voice-controlled Volvo On Call function with Google Assistant, initiate the service by saying: "Ok Google, I want to talk with Volvo On Call", then you will be asked which voice-controlled function you want to use. To shorten the interaction, you can also ask your question directly when you call up Volvo On Call, for example, by saying "Ok Google, ask Volvo On Call how much petrol do I have left" or "Ok Google, ask Volvo On Call to turn on the heating in my car".

To use a voice-controlled Volvo On Call function with Amazon Alexa, initiate the service by saying: "Alexa, open Volvo On Call", then you will be asked which voice-controlled function you want to use. To shorten the interaction, you can also ask your question directly when you call up Volvo On Call, by saying, for example, "Alexa, ask Volvo On Call to turn on the heater" or "Alexa, ask Volvo On Call if I locked the doors in my car". For Amazon Alexa, the service is only available in English.

The following functions can be controlled by voice using Google or Amazon Alexa:

  • Check that doors and windows are closed
  • Check that the doors are locked
  • Check the fuel level
  • Remote start/stop the parking heater to heat/stop heating the car
  • Remote start/stop the preconditioning to cool/stop cooling the car
  • Get an estimate of the distance to empty tank
  • Locking the car
  • Get help to locate the car by means of the following:
    • ask for it to flash its lights
    • ask for it to flash its lights and sound the horn

To use a voice-controlled Volvo On Call function with Siri, start Siri and ask Siri to perform the function you want to use. For a list of possible phrases, start Siri on your smartphone, tap on the question mark at the bottom and select Volvo On Call in the list of apps that are shown.

The following functions can be controlled by voice using Siri:

  • Check that the car is locked
  • Locking the car
  • Unlocking the car
  • Check the fuel level
  • Sound the car's horn to locate it

Note

Voice control of Volvo On Call is currently only available in English for Amazon Alexa and in English and Swedish for Google Assistant. For Siri, voice control of Volvo On Call is available in all languages and markets for which Siri is available.

Car model/model year

Cars from and including model year 2012 up to and including 2019Applicable to cars fitted with Volvo On Call..

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.

System

Volvo On Call


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

Cars from and including model year 2012 up to and including 2019.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.

System

Volvo On Call


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