Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fix Google Now Voice search not talking back

The Google Now Voice search is not talking back on my Nexus 7. When  I use Google Now on the wifi at work, it listens to me, speaks "Recognizing..." for 6 seconds, then just goes back to "Tap mic to start speaking." I have tried changing the language from UK to english (US) and still no speak replies, including weather.

That's a firewall issue with that. The service's IP and ports are blocking by firewall on our work network. After I add a rule to the firewall to the connection,  Google Now works perfectly on my tablet.

Destination ports: 5228 and 14259. 5228 is needed for push notifications.
Google server IP: and


  1. Excellent - thank you so much! I've been trying to figure this out for almost 2 days. Yes, it works fine at home, but not on my work WiFi.

  2. Thanks for the tip, it helped get my voice stuff working too.