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[TIP] - Ok Google hotword not working - check Accessibility Services

8th February 2014, 07:28 AM |#1  
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My Moto G updated to the newest version of Google Search yesterday (, which should have enabled the 'OK Google' hotword feature for UK English.....but it didn't work. A bit of head scratching later and the culprit discovered was an app that uses an Accessibility Service to listen for notifications. Disabled that Accessibility Service and hey presto I can 'OK Google, Beam me up Scotty, Do a Barrel Roll' etc etc to my hearts content....

Always worth letting the App developer for the App that uses this Accessibility hack know if this is a problem - it's also easily fixed their end.
Last edited by neu - smurph; 8th February 2014 at 07:31 AM.
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