Google has quietly updated its Voice app
with new options for Siri. For quite a while iOS users asked Google to add the ability to make calls via Siri, but the search giant probably had other priorities.The latest update introduces this much-requested feature, so if you're one of the many Google Voice users who heavily rely on Siri to do various tasks, you will now be able to make calls through Apple's voice assistant, VentureBeat
reports.It's not only calls that you can make through Siri, but you can send messages using voice commands as well. Simply say Hey Siri, call [contact name] on Google Voice or Hey Siri, send a message using Google Voice.Naturally, only users in those countries where Google Voice is available will be able to take advantage of the new feature: Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the U.S.
To make calls via Google Voice you need a Google Account. Then, you can set up Siri and Google Voice by going to Settings / Siri & Search, and enable Listen for Hey Siri or Press Home for Siri / Enable Siri. Finally, choose Google Voice from the list of apps in the Settings screen, and enable Use with Siri.