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Google Assistant app for Android

Google Assistant is an official app of Google that allows you to make your Android smartphone to a virtual assistant. You can start your Google Assistant by tapping on the button of your smartphone's homepage and saying "Ok Google" using a microphone.

There are huge possibilities of Google Assistant. You can send an email to any of your contacts list by dictating the subject and matter to it. It also allows making a phone call or sending a WhatsApp message Setting alarms and reminders take only a few seconds. You can even check the weather forecast using it.

Google Assistant is an excellent virtual assistant that connects your Google Home, smartwatch, and many more via configuration settings.

You can download the Google Assistant app from Google Play Store.

What does your Google Assistant Can?

Play music and videos with your voice

Google Assistant finds music based on your playlists, podcasts, genre, play your favorite songs and music videos. It also finds the perfect tunes for working, cooking, studying activities. It also allows for skipping songs and increase or decreasing volume. You can play music by commands like "Play workout music", "Set volume to 50%".

Search the web and get a fast answer

It gives fast answers to your questions by searching the web whether you are traveling or available at home. The Google Assistant app answers the real-time weather forecasts and updates. It also searches your videos from web, checks sports scores from the web, or do the language-translation when you are traveling to abroad. You can use the command such as "Tell me the latest news", "What will be the weather this weekend".

Get quick directions and local info.

Google Assistant quickly find answers about Google Maps directions and traffic info, restaurants, businesses. You can also find the car parking near you or find the best restaurants. You have to use command such as "Where is the nearest coffee shop", "Show the directions to the airport", etc.

On your phone

Manage tasks: Google Assistant helps in managing tasks, setting reminders, sending a text, turns on battery saver, and quickly look up on emails. For example, see this conversation with Google Assistant to manage tasks:

Google Assistant app for Android

Get help via your headphones.

You can get help from Google Assistant on the go, without touching your smartphone. Just ask your Assistant to play your favorite music; you can hear incoming messages and notifications, get directions on Google Maps, and lots more. Just long-press the dedicated button and say what you need. You can use the command from your headphone, such as:

Google Assistant app for Android

On Your Speaker

You can get hands-free help from your built-in Google Assistant on speakers around the house. Just start by saying, "Ok Google" command. With the help of voice command, you can play your favorite music, radio and podcasts, or stream videos to your TV with Chromecast.

Google Assistant app for Android

By taking your permission, Google Assistant also add items to your shopping list, make calls and set alarms to your phone, and manage your calendar all hand free.

On Your Watch

Google Assistant is now available on your smartwatch. Long press the power button on your Wear operating system of Google smartwatch or say, "Ok Google" to check the weather information, set reminders, start a run, and much more. You can also check the time of any city.

Google Assistant app for Android

In Your Car

Now a day, Google Assistant is coming as built-in integration into Android Auto. If you have an Android Auto app or a compatible car, you can get hand-free help while driving. To start Google Assistant on your car, say "Ok Google" or long-press the voice control button on your vehicle steering wheel. Ask your Assistant to find shops, petrol pumps, and restaurants while driving.

Google Assistant app for Android

Setup Google Assistant on your Android smartphone

With the help of Google Assistant, you can find information and get things done on your Android device. You can ask it questions or tell it to do tasks.

What are the requirements to set up Google Assistant on your Android phone

Before you start setting up Google Assistant, you should fulfil the following requirements on your phone:

  • Phones running on Android 5.0 or higher have a minimum of 1.0 GB of available memory.
  • Android 6.0 or higher phones have at least 1.5 GB of available memory.
  • A Google app version 6.13 or higher.
  • The installed Google Play services.
  • The device has 720 pixels or higher screen resolution.
  • Well, set up the device's language.

Languages that you choose for the Google Assistant

On Android phones, Google Assistant is available in different languages, such as Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Chinese, English, Japanese, Dutch, and many more. You can set any language to deal with Google Assistant on your device.

Access Google Assistant with your voice

Once you set up Google Assistant on your Android device, you can control your phone hands-free. You can make calls, watch videos, etc., by saying, "Hey Google." The term "Hey Google" requires you to match your voice to recognize that you are accessing the device.

How to turn on Google Assistant on your Android device

  1. On your Android devices (phone or tablet), open the Google Assistant app that looks like three dots (blue-red-green).
    Google Assistant app for Android
  2. If it is turned off on your device, you will get an option to enable it at the bottom. Tap turn on.
    Google Assistant app for Android

Turn on "Hey Google" to recognize your voice on Google Assistant

  1. On your Android device, launch the Google Assistant app and say, "Assistant settings."
  2. When the Assistant settings page opens, look under the "Popular settings" for "Hey Google & Voice Match" and tap on it.
  3. Turn on the Hey Google If you don't see the Hey Google option, turn on Google Assistant.
  4. Now, follow the on-screen instruction (or popups) to set up your voice match so that Google Assistant can recognize your word "Hey Google."

How you start a conversation using Google Assistant

  1. Long-press the Home button on your Android smartphone or tablet or say, "Hey Google." If the Google Assistant is not activated on your device, you will be asked to activate it.
  2. Say a command to access your phone to act.

The Android device running on OS version 8.0 and higher, the user can also talk to Google Assistant by saying "Hey Google" even when the device is locked.

How to turn off Google Assistant

If you no longer want to use Google Assistant on your phone, you can turn it off. Following are the steps given below:

  1. On your Android device, say "Hey Google" to activate it and then command it "open Assistant settings." The alternate option is open the Google Assistant app and give the command "Assistant settings."
  2. Under "All settings," tap on the General If you don't see the General option, first tap on View all Settings or See all Assistant Settings.
    Google Assistant app for Android
  3. Finally, turn off the Google Assistant.
    Google Assistant app for Android

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