How to Implement Voice Commands in React App

How to Implement Voice Commands in React App

How does voice command work? Can you use voice command to control a video? How can you implement voice command as a feature in your React app? These are questions I asked myself as I was working on building an app with embedded video. I wanted to be able to control the video hands-free using voice command. In this tutorial, you'll see How to Implement Voice Commands in Your React App. Controlling embedded videos using voice commands

How does voice command work? Can you use voice command to control a video? How can you implement voice command as a feature in your React app? These are questions I asked myself as I was working on building an app with embedded video. I wanted to be able to control the video hands-free using voice command.

I ran into a common problem: I was not finding resources that walked through the steps required to set it up for my specific use case. I did not find a site that had voice command built in to control content, and I did not find many blogs walking through the process of setting up this kind of feature.

With that said, now that I have found a solution, here is my walkthrough on how to get a voice command feature set up to control video in your React app.

1. Integrate the Web Speech API

For voice recognition, I utilized the React Hook  react-speech-recognition, which uses Web Speech API behind the scenes. This allowed me to very quickly access functions of the computer’s microphone to track what a user is saying.

To install it, use the following command in your terminal:

npm install — save react-speech-recognition

Then at the top of your React file, import it using the following code:

import SpeechRecognition, { useSpeechRecognition } from 'react-speech-recognition'

My app is a recipe and cooking site where I have an embedded walkthrough video for each recipe. I wanted to control that video using voice command, so I imported this speech recognition functionality into my Recipe Detail Page component. For your project, import this directly into the component that will be accessing the speech recognition functionality.

voices web-speech-api react javascript

Bootstrap 5 Complete Course with Examples

Bootstrap 5 Tutorial - Bootstrap 5 Crash Course for Beginners

Nest.JS Tutorial for Beginners

Hello Vue 3: A First Look at Vue 3 and the Composition API

Building a simple Applications with Vue 3

Deno Crash Course: Explore Deno and Create a full REST API with Deno

How to Build a Real-time Chat App with Deno and WebSockets

Convert HTML to Markdown Online

HTML entity encoder decoder Online

How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

Article covers: How native is react native?, React Native vs (Ionic, Cordova), Similarities and difference between React Native and Native App Development.

Web Speech API & React Tutorial - Word Matching Game

In this video we'll cover the Web Speech API, building a word matching game for learning a language, similar to one of the features that DuoLingo has.

Consume Web API Post method in ASP NET MVC | Calling Web API | Rest API Bangla Tutorial

LIKE | COMMENT | SHARE | SUBSCRIBE In this tutorial, I will discussed about how to consume Web API Get method and display records in the ASP.NET View. Here, ...

Consume Web API Get method in ASP NET MVC | Calling Web API | Rest API Bangla Tutorial

LIKE | COMMENT | SHARE | SUBSCRIBE In this tutorial, I will discussed about How to Consume Web API Get method in ASP NET MVC. Blog : http://aspdotnetexplorer...

Consume Web API Put method in ASP NET MVC | Calling Web API | Rest API Bangla Tutorial

LIKE | COMMENT | SHARE | SUBSCRIBE In this tutorial, we learned how to consume Web API Get and Post methods in the ASP.NET View. Here, we will see how to con...