Google’s AI-powered virtual personal assistant — Google Assistant — is now finally available for Android users as a standalone app.
Google Assistant — similar to Apple’s Siri — responds to users following the command “Ok Google” can make your Android smartphone lot smarter.
Initially, Google debuted Google Assistant as a part of its messaging app Allo, and its voice-activated speaker Google Home. Later then rolled out to Pixel edition smartphones and selected Android devices. And then on may, was released as a standalone app on the iOS devices. Though from Android parent family, Google Assistant was forbidden fruit for the majority of Android users until now.
Recently after launching Pixel 2 smartphones, Google finally unveiled standalone Google Assistant app in Google Play. So if you are using a smartphone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher, then you can install latest Google Assistant app and enable it by following steps.
How to enable standalone Google Assistant on Android:
First install Google Assistant from Google Play. Make sure Android version is v6.0 and higher.
After installation, open the Google Assistant app. If it’s not enabled or showing some error follow the next step.
First, go to device settings and look for “Language & input” setting.
Their change your language to “English (United States)“.
Next, go to option “Google voice typing” in “Language & input” setting. And there also change the language to “English (United States)” and enable “Ok Google ” detection service.
Next, go to Google Play and update Google app to the latest version. Because Google Assistant requires Google Search v7.11 or higher. That’s it. Now your Google Assistant is ready to go.
You can trigger Google Assistant by simply saying “Ok Google” or by pressing and holding down your home button. Ask your Google Assistant questions and get things done. Use it anytime, anywhere.
Soon we will post some awesome Google Assistant tricks to ease up your day to day life activities.