PS4 Voice Commands Have Their Limits


Unlike the competition, the voice commands on the PS4 aren’t geared towards making controller-based navigation obsolete. The voice commands are kept to a simple set such as starting up a game or turning the console off. There is no voice command to wake the console up from standby mode, or to pause a video playing on Netflix as is available on the Xbox One. However, that doesn’t seem to be too much of a loss.


Currently there aren’t any third-party apps that work with the voice commands, but that doesn’t mean it will never work. There is still plenty of time to integrate more voice command options and functionality between apps and games. For now, we can all stick to our limitations and use the voice commands for the simple things. For the others, looks like we’ll just have to do things the old-fashioned way – let’s all stand up and turn our consoles on and off with the touch of a finger.

(Source: Engadget)