1. Syndil's Avatar
    Hi all, I'll keep it brief. I've had a 1st gen Moto X on Republic Wireless since... well since the first day we were able to get a Moto X from Republic Wireless, whenever that was. Loved, loved that phone. Had a bamboo back on it, and the Moto Voice feature... It was something I thought was kind of gimmicky at first, but now I cannot, will not live without it.

    Anyway that phone is ancient by technology standards, but I just replaced it a couple of weeks ago with a Moto Z. So far, I'm not that impressed. I have some minor gripes I'm sure I'll get used to/get over, but there is one thing I cannot get past. On my Moto X, I could ask it "What's up?" and it would read my notifications to me. Very handy, if, say, I'm in the shower and hear a text or Facebook Message come in. I just shout out "Ok Google now, what's up?" and it reads my new messages to me, or at least who they're from (depending on how the particular messaging app handles notifications).

    So, is it just me, or is this feature completely absent from the Moto Z? I ask it "what's up," and it does nothing. I've asked it "read me my notifications," doesn't work. Am I missing something? Or is this feature just gone? If so, WHY?!?
    12-25-2016 07:17 PM
  2. zholbrook526's Avatar
    I'm able to ask Google to read my messages to me on my Moto Z and it will read my unread texts. I haven't tried anything else.
    12-25-2016 07:47 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    Did you open the Moto app and set up Moto Voice? On the original Moto X, that was done in settings / touchless controls. Now there is a separate Moto app for Moto Display, Moto Voice, Moto Actions (hands free voice control when you are driving or at a specific location), etc. See http://phandroid.com/2016/07/29/moto...ce-droid-tips/
    12-26-2016 01:49 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Hi all, I'll keep it brief. I've had a 1st gen Moto X on Republic Wireless since... well since the first day we were able to get a Moto X from Republic Wireless, whenever that was. Loved, loved that phone. Had a bamboo back on it, and the Moto Voice feature... It was something I thought was kind of gimmicky at first, but now I cannot, will not live without it.

    Anyway that phone is ancient by technology standards, but I just replaced it a couple of weeks ago with a Moto Z. So far, I'm not that impressed. I have some minor gripes I'm sure I'll get used to/get over, but there is one thing I cannot get past. On my Moto X, I could ask it "What's up?" and it would read my notifications to me. Very handy, if, say, I'm in the shower and hear a text or Facebook Message come in. I just shout out "Ok Google now, what's up?" and it reads my new messages to me, or at least who they're from (depending on how the particular messaging app handles notifications).

    So, is it just me, or is this feature completely absent from the Moto Z? I ask it "what's up," and it does nothing. I've asked it "read me my notifications," doesn't work. Am I missing something? Or is this feature just gone? If so, WHY?!?
    As Google Voice Search got smarter, Moto Voice got phased out, even if it didn't match every feature.
    benjamminh and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-26-2016 02:41 PM

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