Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help. Find answers and get things done while on-the-go with the help of your Google Assistant. Remind yourself to stop by the store, pull up your travel photos to show a friend, or make a dinner reservation. With the Assistant app, you can: - Make quick phone calls (e.g. "Call Mom.") - Send text messages (e.g. "Text my bestie.") - Email your boss (e.g. "Here is the latest TPS report.") - Set reminders (e.g. "Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.") - Set calendar events (e.g. "Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.") - Play music (e.g. "Play jazz music on YouTube.") - Navigate places (e.g. "Get me directions home.") - Weather information (e.g. "Do I need an umbrella today?") *Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Latest update killed assistant response on Sony M3 headphones. With no feedback on what’s happening I must have disconnected/reconnected my headphones a thousand times trying to fix. :( UPDATE: Sony updated the headphones to work with Alexa and THAT works great!
I used to have an android phone, and I used google assistant a lot. I found it that I liked google assistant much better than Siri, so I installed this app. I was worried because I thought that I would have to enter the app every time I want to do something with my assistant. But no. All you have to do is go to your assistant settings and add a Siri shortcut. All you have to do is activate Siri than say the shortcut you put in, and it opens the app.
This app keeps asking me over and over to log in. Even if you select Cancel or Continue you can’t ever get back to the home screen without rebooting your phone. Guess Google wants to rule the world.
When I first started using this app, I was very impressed with its ability to provide information that Siri never could. The voice recognition is much better and it does have some really neat features. The problem is, once you enable certain settings, (such as having Assistant tell you good news daily) it’s next to impossible to disable it. Actually, it was literally impossible for me, even after doing numerous web searches, desperately trying to figure out how to stop google from reading me news at the same time every day. Does that really sound like something that should be difficult? Getting “good news” was a nice idea at first, but it got annoying. Why is it so simple to get it to start these things, but not to disable them? I asked the Assistant every which way I could think of to make these alerts stop, and suddenly it turned into Siri, responding with the old: “I can do a web search for that.” The point of these mobile assistants is so you don’t have to do things like pull up a web browser and manually search for things. If Google’s Assistant can remotely adjust things like the thermostat in my house, I’d think it would be able to handle tasks that aren’t asking for much. Like turning off one simple feature. And forget about trying the settings menu. It’s not in there. You can customize things like a morning routine, but any other random things you get it to do automatically are nowhere to be found. I spent 15 minutes on it before finally giving up and deleting the app altogether out of frustration. I am seriously disappointed because I thought this would be my solution to Siri’s uselessness. Good try, Google. You almost had me. Would’ve been a five star review, had you provided a COMPLETE LIST of customizable features. I don’t know what secret codeword is required to say to Assistant to make those custom alerts stop, but if there’s only one way to say it, it should be made clear what it is. I love my iPhone, but Apple’s lack of customizable features and settings for iPhones (in what I assume is an effort to be “minimalist,” or “easy-to-use”) is already infuriating enough. For such [allegedly] advanced technology, there should seriously be more you can customize. Everything is so oversimplified, it’s maddening trying to customize the most basic settings and features that a computer from 10 years ago could’ve done with the click of a button. So, already being fed up with Apple’s feature-barren phones, I really don’t need more of that crap from any third party apps. I’m about two seconds away from becoming a Samsung person.
The app is nice except for the fact that it is full of bugs. For instance, when trying to work with routines I kid you not about 50% of the time it says “something went wrong” and won't load any information. I have to back out to the previous screen where again, about 50% of the time it AGAIN says “something went wrong” forcing me to back out yet ANOTHER screen. Sometimes it takes 5 or 6 tries to get in to modify a routine. It is absolutely infuriating. Another issue is about once a week it pops up a box telling me “Google Assistant wants to use google.com to sign in”. But it pops up every 2-3 seconds EVEN THOUGH I CLICK OKAY. In another words, it continues to pop up more and more boxes, as I am trying to sign in. Even when I close the app it CONTINUES TO POP UP BOXES!! I have to force close the app and reopen it. For such a reputable company it's ridiculous that their app has so many bugs that make it nearly impossible to use. Therefore, one star.
The Google app is more seamless.
Couldn’t play music or podcasts till I signed up for Spotify. Will not connect with my contact list no matter how many different people have tried to connect it, so cannot make calls or text for me. It will give me the latest news for the day but that’s about it.
I asked the App to open Google Maps. It properly captured the sentence but open another App called Rappi... :(
I don’t know how to home screen google and Siri said … wrong assistant …so yeah.And also the instructions said it wrong I never written a review before but I really want to get a google assistant like Lele pons and Hannah stocking but it doesn’t work .When I search google pixel and it said …r u a robot … but I don’t delete it
I agree with the previous reviewer. I really want full voice integration, which means I can open it with a voice command i.e. as you do with 'hey Siri'. This seems to be default on Android OS, but unfortunately the superior Google Assistant cannot replace Siri.