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How Voice Control Can Maximize Productivity and Make Your Life Easier

by Pam Silvia

woman preparing meal at home asking voice assistant a question

Voice control has become a popular feature in electronic devices over the past few years. Through artificial intelligence and machine learning, voice control has spread from our smartphones to our cars and into devices around our homes.

Voice control helps us communicate, organize, and keep track of our daily activities and routines. It is designed to understand spoken directives, interpret them to form a response, and learn from past data to make patterns that are personalized to you.

Devices enhanced with voice control offer a range of helpful functions, such as taking notes, providing information on the news or weather, creating grocery lists, changing the TV station, and texting or calling people in your contacts. They can also connect to smart home devices so you can control things like your smart thermostat and lights with your voice.

The following are just a few of the benefits of voice control:


woman holding coffee mug in hand while looking at refrigerator with voice recognition function

Voice control can be faster than physically typing out commands, notes, or texts, and provides the convenience of being hands-free when your device isn’t within arm’s reach or your hands are busy stirring the pot or driving the car. It lets you use voice commands to keep track of so many things from your calendar to your routines to your to-do lists to your favorite recipes to making sure you’re on time for meetings and to what you need to buy at the store — all right at the moment you think of it.

Connecting Devices

Installing smart devices that have voice control built in, or that integrate with other voice-controlled devices, can really enhance how your home responds to your lifestyle. Being able to control things like lights and the temperature of your home with your voice is not only convenient but it can ultimately save energy and reduce household costs. You can also have multiple areas of the home respond to single voice commands. For example, the lights dim, the shades come down, and the TV and surround sound system turn on, just by saying “Turn on Movie Time.”


man in living room asks smart speaker a question

Voice control remembers information from past dictations and uses that data to personalize your experience. Over time, voice control can even distinguish between different users’ voices. Incorporating this type of personalization can allow you to perform tasks like playing your messages, calling someone, shopping, or playing your music, all without having to identify who you are.


Voice control opens up technology to people with disabilities, including sight or mobility issues. It can also be helpful for people who aren’t that comfortable using technology, as they can use voice control to achieve a specific task.

Odds are you have a voice control feature in at least one of the devices you currently own that you’re not taking full advantage of. It’s worth taking stock and embracing voice control and all the ways it makes life easier, whether that means investing in a voice-controlled device for your home or using the devices you currently have to their fullest potential.

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There are many available voice-controlled devices to choose from. If you need help finding the best option for your life and home, Toton’s TV provides many solutions to cater to your needs. Contact us at Toton’s TV to learn more about our products and services.