Google Assistant is one of the most powerful voice assistants for Android and other platforms. Apple’s Siri started the craze for mobile voice assistants, but Google Assistant has surpassed it. One of the best features of Android is Google Assistant, which combines a natural speaking format with the power of Google. Here’s how to get started with the Assistant. The following will explain what Google Assistant is, what it can do, and how you can begin using it.
Introduction of Google Assistant
Google has launched its new Google Assistant app on Google Play. This is a standalone application that will be installed on your Android device. The app will be preinstalled on some devices like Pixel and Nexus devices. It’s expected to roll out for other devices soon. The Google Assistant is the voice-controlled digital personal Assistant built into Google Home smart speakers, also launched on day one.
The Google Assistant app features voice controls, including asking questions, making calls, sending messages, ordering food, and more. The app also integrates with the Google Feed, where you can browse news, weather, sports, movies, TV shows, podcasts, music, and more. You can also use it to control your phone by taking photos and videos, controlling your camera, playing music, and more. The Google Assistant app will be available for download on the Google Play Store from today.
Google Assistant: Do I have it?
Google Assistant can be summoned through a few methods on Android devices, depending on their navigation style. When you use these methods, you’ll be prompted to enable Google Assistant if you don’t already have it turned on.
You can summon Google Assistant by pressing and holding the Home (circle) button on your phone’s three-button navigation bar. You can use the pill-shaped home button instead of the two buttons for navigation on the two-button setup. You can launch Assistant by swiping diagonally inward from either of the bottom corners on modern Android phones.
You can bring up Assistant by squeezing the bottom edges of your Pixel 2 through the Pixel 5 device, or you can tap the mic button on the Google search widget. Also, you can bring up Google Assistant by voice on many Android phones by saying, “OK, Google.”
Google Assistant: How to Use It
If you have a compatible Android phone, you can say “OK Google” or “Hey Google.” If you have an iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to open the Google Assistant app and either say “OK Google” or tap the microphone icon. You can also type out a question if you don’t want to use your voice. Google Assistant’s keyboard can be accessed by touching the bottom-right button. You can talk to it just like you do when you talk to a person.
The Google Assistant is handy because it understands context during conversations. Assistant knows you mean Washington. “What movies is he known for?” follows the question “When was Denzel Washington born?” You can ask Google Assistant anything once it’s open. In addition to interacting with various apps and services, Assistant can pull up Google results if it cannot help you.
Google Assistant: What Can It Do?
Having set up Google Assistant, what is its purpose? Assistant is capable of helping you learn any kind of information or take any kind of action you choose on your phone. Among the most popular questions you can ask Google Assistant are:
- Is the weather good?
- Find sushi restaurants in my area.
- Find your way home.
- Call Sam.
- Text Mary, “I’m on my way.”
- Set my alarm for 8 a.m.
- I need to clean the bathroom when I get home.
- Country music is a good choice.
- How did the Giants do in their last game?
- Define “vivacious.”
- What is the Japanese phrase for “Where is the train station?”
- Decrease the brightness.
- How old is Gal Godot?
- Open Telegram.
- Let’s play a game.
- Turn off my bedroom lights.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the Assistant can do. Having compatible devices is necessary for the smart home functionality to work.