Google Assistant – Your smart personal assistant
What is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is and virtual assistant in the form of artificial intelligence that is created and managed by Google, look at it as being you smart personal assistant that’s with you were ever you go. It is available on Android and even Apple devices as well as google home. You can use Google Assistant by using your just your voice to trigger apps and devices, ask all kinds of questions, make plans, and carry out a variety of useful tasks — not to mention playing games.
Google Assistant is Google’s voice assistant. When it launched, Google Assistant was an extension of Google Now, designed to be personal while expanding on Google’s existing “OK Google” voice controls. Originally, Google Now smartly pulled out relevant information for you. It knew where you worked, your meetings and travel plans, the sports teams you liked, and what interested you so that it could present you with information that mattered to you. Google has long killed Google Now, but Assistant lives in the same space, fusing these personalised elements with a wide range of voice control. Google Assistant supports both text or voice entry and it will follow the conversation whichever entry method you’re using.
How do I use Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is activated by doing a long hold on the home button or home icon of your phone. Hold the button, and Google Assistant will ask you to speak what you want. Then it will begin the search process.
You should also be able to trigger Google Assistant to launch by saying “OK Google” followed by your query. However, if your phone is locked, this might not work.
To set up your Google Assistant now you can follow the step by step guide just click here.
Here is a link to a video on how to set up your google assistant just click here.
What does Google Assistant do?
Google Assistant offers voice commands, voice searching, and voice-activated device control, letting you complete a number of tasks after you’ve said the “OK Google” or “Hey, Google” wake words. It is designed to give you conversational interactions.
Google Assistant will:
- Control your devices and your smart home
- Access information from your calendars and other personal information
- Find information online, from restaurant bookings to directions, weather and news
- Control your music
- Play content on your Chromecast or other compatible devices
- Run timers and reminders
- Make appointments and send messages
- Open apps on your phone
- Read your notifications to you
- Real-time spoken translations
- Play games
These are just but a few of many benefits of using google assistant.
Here is a video on 10 cool tricks you can learn with Google assistant just click here.
Control your smart home with Google assistant
You don’t need a Google Home to be the ear in your living room, Google Assistant on your smartphone can also control the various smart devices around your home.
Google Assistant plays nicely with smart home products from Nest, Philips Hue, Belkin, and a few others. You can control your lighting, thermostat, and other products using voice controls from your phone. Assistant also recently received support to work with Google’s Chromecast, so you can also start up content from YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, and the like from your phone and push it directly to your TV if it’s on the same WiFi network. Simply request the title of a TV show and your Chromecast will start right up. You can also issue commands to pause, play, adjust playback volume, and even skip songs.
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