So if you're like me you'll know the PS4 has a few tricks up its sleeve, and some misconceptions. For example - y'know those voice command features that were touted pre-launch just after Microsoft rubbed our faces in Kinect?
Well today I realised the misconception was, that to get access to the PS4s voice command features you'd need the Playstation Camera. Since I never picked up a Playstation Camera with my PS4 I put those fancy voice command features to the back of my PS4 Bucketlist of features I want to try out. Until the other day...
It wasn't until I was using my Dualshock 4's microphone port to relay the PS4's audio to my PS Vita earbuds I noticed the voice command pane popping up after plugging them in.
Who knew you could use voice commands without the Playstation camera? (okay, a few of you will have done your research) but I didn't and i'm guessing theres a number of people like myself who haven't tried the PS4 Headset or any earbuds/headphones with an in-line microphone with the Dualshock 4.
Try it for yourself, it's pretty cool. Before I knew it, I was opening games and navigating the menu with my voice. Pfft who needs a camera.
For reference, here's a list of commands you can use!
PlayStation 4 Voice Command Function PlayStation Activates listen mode. Other voice commands may be used once this is activated. PlayStation (game name) Selects game by name What's New
Live from Playstation
T.V. and Video
Select the what's new section
Select the Library Section
Starts selected game
Select the Music Unlimited section
Select The Video Unlimited Section
Select the Internet Browser section
Select the Live From Playstation Section
Select the T.V. & Video section
Take Screen Shot Takes screen shot Home Screen Return to Dynamic Menu Login Enter switch user menu. After switching, say the user's name (i.e. User 1) to switch users. Power Enter logoff menu screen Turn off PS4 (from logoff menu screen) Power off PS4 Logoff (from logoff menu screen) Logoff Standby (from logoff menu screen) Standby Back Back to previous screen (contextual)