Imagine embarking on your latest adventure, fully immersed in the thrill of the moment. The wind rushes past you as you conquer new heights, and the world unfolds before your eyes. In the midst of this exhilaration, what if I told you there’s a way to effortlessly capture every breathtaking second with a mere utterance?

Behold, the remarkable GoPro camera, a marvel of technology that transcends the boundaries of convenience. Within its sleek design lies a wondrous feature: voice commands. Picture this—a camera mounted on your helmet or perched upon your drone, ready to respond to your every command, all without the need for manual intervention.

No longer shall you be encumbered by adjusting settings on a tiny touch screen, for the power of voice control brings forth a new era of simplicity and convenience. The mighty GoPro, with its ingenious voice command capabilities, grants you the freedom to focus on your adventure while effortlessly capturing the awe-inspiring moments that unfold before you.

From the vast array of settings and options, the voice commands rise like a beacon of efficiency. They are intuitive and easy to remember, ensuring that the magic of your GoPro is at your fingertips, or rather, the tip of your tongue. With a simple phrase, you can set your GoPro in motion, recording videos or capturing images that will forever preserve the essence of your extraordinary experiences.

It’s not just a feature of a select few GoPro models; voice commands have become an integral part of the entire GoPro family. The straightforward nature of these commands makes them a joy to use, empowering you to become the director of your own cinematic masterpiece.

So, my fellow adventurer, embrace the power of voice. Let your words set the stage for epic captures and remarkable footage. Unleash the full potential of your GoPro as it obediently follows your command, ready to encapsulate the moments that define your adventurous spirit.

Prepare to witness the true art of convenience and innovation, as the realm of voice-controlled GoPro cameras unfolds before your eyes. Let us embark on this journey together, where the fusion of technology and adventure leads to an immersive and seamless experience.

The time has come to liberate yourself from the constraints of manual control. Embrace the power of your voice, and let your GoPro camera be your trusty companion on the quest for unforgettable memories. The possibilities are boundless, and the world eagerly awaits your command.

Key takeaways

  • The GoPro voice commands change the way you want to capture the moment.
  • With a loud and clear command in the language that you have set up in the settings will make your recording experience much easier.
  • If you want to tag a video that has been captured beautifully, there are commands for that as well.
  • If your GoPro does not support voice commands, fear not, you can use a remote.

How to use GoPro Voice Commands

If you’re comfortable using Alexa, OK Google, or Siri, using GoPro voice commands should feel really natural to you. Remember to speak clearly and loudly, and if there are other loud sounds muffling your voice, the camera may not be able to catch what you are saying.

First off, you’ll need to enable voice commands from the menu. How you access the menu will vary depending on the model that you are using.

GoPro Voice Commands

You’ll also need to tell the GoPro which language to expect commands in, which you can also change from the settings menu.

These are the 12 GoPro voice commands that you can use:

  1. “GoPro Start Recording”
  2. “GoPro HiLight” (Adds a highlight tag while recording video)
  3. “GoPro Stop Recording”
  4. “GoPro Take a Photo”
  5. “GoPro Shoot Burst”
  6. “GoPro Start Time Lapse”
  7. “GoPro Stop Time Lapse”
  8. “GoPro Video Mode”
  9. “GoPro Photo Mode”
  10. “GoPro Time Lapse Mode”
  11. “GoPro Burst Mode”
  12. “GoPro Turn Off”

All the commands are really self-explanatory, so there is not much more that needs to be said. You can know for sure that the GoPro understood the command if you see the lights turn on/hear a beep.

Remember to say “GoPro” very clearly because that’s the keyphrase that gets the camera to listen.

If you have a HERO7 or newer, you can use “GoPro Capture” or “GoPro Stop Capture” to start and stop recording in whatever mode the camera is currently set to.

Additionally, there have been reports that there are two more commands that work:

  1. “Oh shit!”
  2. “That was sick”

Apparently, these will highlight the videos with a tag when you record. I suppose the rationale behind this was if whatever you did was so thrilling that you had to react like that, the camera should remember so that you can easily find the file!

Check if your GoPro model has Voice Control

If your GoPro is a model older than the HERO 5, it does not have voice control. The HERO 5 and all GoPros released after it do have voice commands.

There are 12 different commands that you can issue, and the GoPro is designed to understand them in 1o different languages. Wow!

Since then, I’ve come to really appreciate the convenience of my using GoPro’s voice control. There’s no need to stop and fiddle with your GoPro anymore!

The following models will work with voice commands:

  1. HERO 10
  2. HERO 9
  3. HERO 8
  4. HERO 7 (White, Silver, & Black)
  5. HERO 6 Black
  6. Fusion
  7. HERO 5 Black
  8. HERO 5 Session
  9. HERO (2018)
  10. Remo

GoPro is coming out with their new GoPro HERO8 soon, and all GoPro models now have voice commands as a standard feature. Even if your model is not on this list (meaning it is an older model), you can still control it remotely by other means, such as through the excellent GoPro app which you can download for iOS and Android.

Languages supported by the GoPro

  1. English (USA, UK, and Australia)
  2. French
  3. Italian
  4. German
  5. Spanish
  6. Chinese
  7. Japanese
  8. Portuguese
  9. Russian
  10. Korean

Please note that the last 3 languages on the list (Portuguese, Russian, and Korean) are not supported on Remo.

GoPro Voice Commands not working?

Often, after a software update, GoPro resets the default language back to English (USA). If this happens and you’re speaking in a different language or even accent, you may find that the voice commands stop working.

Simply head over to the menu and change the language back, and you should be good to go.


Using the app or the remote

Of course, if you don’t want to use voice commands, you can certainly use the GoPro app (my screen is broken, so I have to use the app), or you can use the remote which you have to buy separately.


As we come to the end of this immersive exploration into the wonders of voice-controlled GoPro cameras, we stand in awe of the possibilities that lie before us. The fusion of technology and adventure has given birth to a remarkable tool—a camera that heeds your every command with a simple utterance.

Imagine the freedom of capturing every breathtaking moment without the encumbrance of adjusting settings manually. With the power of voice control, your GoPro becomes an extension of your adventurous spirit, faithfully preserving the essence of your extraordinary experiences.

No longer will you be tethered to tiny touch screens or distracted by the intricacies of manual control. Instead, your words become the catalyst for epic captures and remarkable footage, empowering you to become the director of your own cinematic masterpiece.

The convenience and innovation of voice-controlled GoPro cameras have reshaped the landscape of adventure photography. From conquering majestic mountains to exploring the depths of the ocean, your GoPro camera, ever obedient to your command, accompanies you on the quest for unforgettable memories.

So, my fellow adventurer, it is time to embrace the power of your voice. Let your words set the stage for extraordinary captures, allowing your GoPro to unfold the tale of your fearless spirit. With this seamless fusion of technology and adventure, there are no limits to the stories you can tell and the impact you can create.

Now, the world eagerly awaits your command. Unleash the potential of your voice-controlled GoPro, and let your adventures be immortalized in breathtaking detail. The possibilities are boundless, and the stage is set for you to embark on your next thrilling journey.

Embrace this remarkable tool, seize the moment, and let your voice echo through time and space. The world is your canvas, and your GoPro camera, your faithful companion, is ready to capture the magic that awaits.