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Google Assistant - Get things done, hands-free

Google Assistant - Get things done, hands-free

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Call, search, navigate, and more—all with your Google Assistant.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.2
312.0K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    68%
  2. 4
    11%
  3. 3
    6%
  4. 2
    3%
  5. 1
    14%
  • Sep 17, 2020

    By Brian Davis
    I love the Google assistant app it is great. It does so many things for you like set your alarm clock. Add things to your Google calendar. Look stuff up on the Internet. Give you information that you're looking for without having to actually go in to the Google app and look stuff up with your hand. You can do it all by just the speak of your mouth. How great is that. If you're super busy then this is the app for you! It get stuff done very fast by just talking not typing and touching your phone!
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  • Way better than siri Nov 23, 2017

    By Iyad Laphir
    I recently needed to do some projects and used Siri it get information hands free, however I found out that it is very limited and only reads info from Wikipedia, I can barely even show some pics! Then I got this app, and I'm impressed by Google answer to siri. The "ok, Google" feature works 99% of the time for my horrible accent and the voice is very cheerful and fluent. Its ironic that a 3rd party application does better than what Siri can do. Information is usually on pint and the new connecting with Chromecast is very useful. This app a nessacity is all iphones and should be kapt in the iPhone dock. Theres is literally nothing wrong with this pp for me other than the fact that accessing it is harder than Siri. This app and gboard is perfect t combination for your iphone.
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  • Could be improved Nov 11, 2018

    By daisydukes1997
    This app is almost perfect, I really enjoy Google Assistant so much more than Siri or Alexa, the interface is clean and easy to use, and I actually enjoy using the app and find it fun. However when I ask Google what’s on my calendar, it does not list everything that’s on my Google Calendar, just the things that I have entered through Google Assistant. (For example, if I create an event through the Calendar app, the Assistant does not read or recognize it). I also wish that there was a way for Google Assistant to list all events and reminders when asking about my day. I have to ask separately “what are my events this week” and then “what are my reminders this week”. If there was a way to see everything at once that would be great. All in all, this app is the best personal assistant I’ve used so far and I highly recommend it.
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  • Sep 20, 2020

    By Laura Patricia
    My current issues are, firstly, that despite lowering sensitivity as much as possible, Assistant responds to ANY voice on TV uttering the words "Ok" or "Hey" (and not followed by the word Google), which are said A LOT. Is this not why we create voice models? It's annoying and ought to be addressed. In addition to this, I'd also really like to see a continually updating lexicon of proven commands somewhere in the help center. A lot of the suggested actions do not work.
    more
  • Better than Siri Oct 5, 2017

    By The Hankian
    I find the Google Assistant to be way better that Apple’s native solution that is Siri. I think it has more to do with how the information is packaged. Most of the time, the Assistant gives me something from the web, á la Siri, but instead of giving me the oft-repeated and annoying line “Here’s what I found on the web for...”, the Assistant gives me the result in a similar manner to the Top Stories feature on Google Search. I also use the 3rd-party integration much more than I ever have with Siri. My biggest problem with the Assistant is not exclusive to Google’s AI, (I have this complaint about Siri and Amazon’s Alexa as well) but nevertheless, there’s a discoverablity problem. As the Assistant is in an uncanny valley of intelligence, I’m not entirely sure of everything I can do at any given time. I think Google is at a good place of addressing this problem.
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Anita Laird
    Ok Google No longer responds to voice commands. Yes I've retrained the voice over, and over again. And yes, I've restarted the phone several times and I have the Pixel4 . This started happening after the Android 11 system update. Gives me the same error "Google can't be reached at the moment" . And yes, all permissions are turned on! You know what, It would be really nice if someone at Google would actually answer the phone when we call too. And stop using "Due to Covid-19" garbage.
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  • What went wrong. Nov 11, 2019

    By cavila55
    I had an iPhone 6s and I used this app with my fossil watch and it worked great. I got my text messages and phones calls and reminders and all. But then something went wrong with this app. I did an update and then it stopped working. I was no longer getting my text messages. Everything else was working fine. So I removed the app and then downloaded it again hoping it would work and it did not not. So then I thought maybe it was my phone because it was an older iPhone and the app was updated maybe there were some changes and my phone just was not getting it due to being old. So I upgraded my I phone to an iPhone XS Max hoping it would work. Excited to get the app downloaded and updated and set up my watch to my new phone and nothing. Still no text messages. I was very disappointed. I just don’t understand what went wrong if it was working fine before. Please go back and check to see what you did a few updates ago that changed to not receiving text messages any more. With every update I have hope that I will get my text messages again and still nothing no text messages coming in. That is the only thing that is missing from this app update and I don’t know why or what happened to stop receiving text messages. Please bring back the text messages so I can use this app again with my I phone.
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  • Sep 2, 2020

    By Chandana Das
    I loved using the assistant but now it is horrible! It never pops up when I say "Ok Google". I am using a Pixel 3a and followed all the necessary steps to make it right. But no use. When I open it up on my own, it still takes a long time to recognize the words. There are so many reviews with similar problems. Is Google gonna fix this up ? Very disappointed.
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  • Does NOT work well with Xbox One X Jan 8, 2020

    By shouldvegotpubg
    I downloaded this app because it advertised that you could connect to an Xbox console and use voice commands through your phone to do everything from turning it on to open apps for you. First problem I had is that it doesn’t open the proper game you ask for, for example : “Xbox open Call of Duty Modern Warfare” rather than trying to open the new 2019 Modern Warfare it tries to open the original game Call of Duty 4 for Xbox 360. Second problem I had was even following all of the instructions of putting instant on so you can turn on or off the console from the app it does not work at all. Third problem I had was that it takes anywhere from 5 seconds to 5 minutes for the console and the app to communicate, for example: “Xbox open Netflix” nothing happens for 5 minutes and after you have already opened the app it causes the entire app to restart and kicks you out of whatever you were doing. Overall one of my least favorite google applications to date. Love my google home mini and every other google product I’ve bought has worked great, but this apps usability even compared to the google home app has been nothing but issues on my Xbox or IPhone X
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  • Sep 3, 2020

    By Miguel Muñoz
    Very annoying. It keeps interrupting the podcast I'm listening to, even when walking down the street with my screen off. So I wake up my phone, and there's Google Assistant, asking me what I want. I have no idea why Google Assistant felt the need to wake up. I certainly didn't do that, and my podcast certainly didn't use the words "Hey Google!" So I turned it off. Now it interrupts my podcast to tell me it can help me if I turn it on. There's a "Turn on" button, but no "stay off." It even puts a white background behind three white button, so I can't see the back button to cancel it. I finally uninstalled it, but it still pops up and asks me if I want to turn it on!
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  • Sep 17, 2020

    By Brian Davis
    I love the Google assistant app it is great. It does so many things for you like set your alarm clock. Add things to your Google calendar. Look stuff up on the Internet. Give you information that you're looking for without having to actually go in to the Google app and look stuff up with your hand. You can do it all by just the speak of your mouth. How great is that. If you're super busy then this is the app for you! It get stuff done very fast by just talking not typing and touching your phone!
    more
  • Way better than siri Nov 23, 2017

    By Iyad Laphir
    I recently needed to do some projects and used Siri it get information hands free, however I found out that it is very limited and only reads info from Wikipedia, I can barely even show some pics! Then I got this app, and I'm impressed by Google answer to siri. The "ok, Google" feature works 99% of the time for my horrible accent and the voice is very cheerful and fluent. Its ironic that a 3rd party application does better than what Siri can do. Information is usually on pint and the new connecting with Chromecast is very useful. This app a nessacity is all iphones and should be kapt in the iPhone dock. Theres is literally nothing wrong with this pp for me other than the fact that accessing it is harder than Siri. This app and gboard is perfect t combination for your iphone.
    more
  • Awesome Nov 19, 2019

    By Necy1251
    I have had several shark vacuums throughout the years. I never owned a shark robot. I had gotten a bissell Smartclean one year ago after five months the cleaning and power wasn’t there and Bissell would not honor their warranty. Being totally dissatisfied I began researching robot vacuums I became very impressed with a few of the Shark robots. Finally I purchased the Shark IQ Self Empty Robot. I LOVE this robot. My floors which are carpet, hardwood, and tile all look fantastic and I have three indoor chihuahuas who shed a lot. I would recommend this robot to everyone. The only catch is I have had trouble with the app yet Shark tech support has returned all my calls and have informed me that certain parts of the app are being fixed and will update on December 1, 2019.
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  • Goodbye Siri, Hello Google Assistant! 😄 Apr 13, 2018

    By PinkDiamondsMinecraft
    I have a iPhone, and at first when I never knew that I could get this app, I thought Siri was..okay. She never really understood much, normally responded with “I’m not sure I understand” and blah blah blah. But my friend told me about this app. First day using it and I’ve fallen in love. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you can play games like Freeze Dance and others, it tells WAY better jokes, and it is funny! My favorite is that it responds to emojis. On Siri, if you type a “😃” it says “I’m not sure I understand” or “I can search the web for that”. But with this, it actually says “🙂” back! This app is truly awesome, to whoever is reading this, ignore those bad reviews. This is an HONEST REVIEW, I love this app so much!
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  • Amazing! But... Jan 29, 2018

    By Andrew6386
    I love the google assistant! It’s great! However it would be even better if it had a hot word on iPhone. As of right now it only works in the app but it would be awesome if it worked outside the app. But it shouldn’t be ok google because the original google app uses that and they would conflict. It would be cool if it was something like “hi google” or “google assistant” and so on. But over all, this is the best ai experience I’ve come across. It’s useful, open, takes advantage of the google search engine, user friendly, unique, and has a slight charm and an almost a human personality and realistic interface.
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  • Could be improved Nov 11, 2018

    By daisydukes1997
    This app is almost perfect, I really enjoy Google Assistant so much more than Siri or Alexa, the interface is clean and easy to use, and I actually enjoy using the app and find it fun. However when I ask Google what’s on my calendar, it does not list everything that’s on my Google Calendar, just the things that I have entered through Google Assistant. (For example, if I create an event through the Calendar app, the Assistant does not read or recognize it). I also wish that there was a way for Google Assistant to list all events and reminders when asking about my day. I have to ask separately “what are my events this week” and then “what are my reminders this week”. If there was a way to see everything at once that would be great. All in all, this app is the best personal assistant I’ve used so far and I highly recommend it.
    more
  • Better than Siri Oct 5, 2017

    By The Hankian
    I find the Google Assistant to be way better that Apple’s native solution that is Siri. I think it has more to do with how the information is packaged. Most of the time, the Assistant gives me something from the web, á la Siri, but instead of giving me the oft-repeated and annoying line “Here’s what I found on the web for...”, the Assistant gives me the result in a similar manner to the Top Stories feature on Google Search. I also use the 3rd-party integration much more than I ever have with Siri. My biggest problem with the Assistant is not exclusive to Google’s AI, (I have this complaint about Siri and Amazon’s Alexa as well) but nevertheless, there’s a discoverablity problem. As the Assistant is in an uncanny valley of intelligence, I’m not entirely sure of everything I can do at any given time. I think Google is at a good place of addressing this problem.
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  • Sep 10, 2020

    By Abhijith. A. C A. C
    I like this app but it needs improvements. You want to stay so close to the phones microphone to ask question accurately. Sometimes it's stop in between work. It is very slow and sometimes it won't reply to the questions. And I would like a personal assistand+virtual friend who you can chat with and I would also like weekly updates according to user reviews like mine. So I wish that you write me back and take my suggestion seriously.
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  • Better than Siri, but needs work Nov 5, 2017

    By andrewstrauss
    I find Google assistant to be much much better than siri when compared side by side, but it still could be improved upon. There appears to be no way to edit text if the voice recognition gets a qurstion wrong. You have to either repeat the question a few times until it gets it right or type it in manually. If it is just having a problem recognizing one part of a long question, having to type the whole question manually is frustrating. It would be much better to just have an option to edit the one word the speech recognition got wrong. This is annoying, and is soemthing siri does better. This is a total Siri killer.
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  • Other than a lack of live support, it is the best, and almost perfect Aug 14, 2018

    By whoisthat1guy
    A recent update caused issues with Routines, which could not be addressed through live support because Google does not offer that for this service. However, after three weeks, the issue has been fixed with the most recent update (which does not acknowledge the bug), returning this to the best digital assistant on the market. If Apple allowed native integration (or even remapping of the power button to summon this app), I would never use Siri. Once an equivalent of Alexa’s Brief Mode has been added, it will be worth five stars.
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  • Sep 20, 2020

    By Laura Patricia
    My current issues are, firstly, that despite lowering sensitivity as much as possible, Assistant responds to ANY voice on TV uttering the words "Ok" or "Hey" (and not followed by the word Google), which are said A LOT. Is this not why we create voice models? It's annoying and ought to be addressed. In addition to this, I'd also really like to see a continually updating lexicon of proven commands somewhere in the help center. A lot of the suggested actions do not work.
    more
  • Needs to be iPad Native Jan 12, 2018

    By Proteus 846
    Google Assistant is really nice to have on my iPhone and iPad. It does some things better than Siri, some things worse... mainly it’s more fun but less useful than Siri, but that’s mainly due to lack of system integration. My main complaint with this app is that it doesn’t run native on iPad. Seriously, at this point what excuse does an app have not to run native on iPad?? Apple has made it extremely easy to scale apps up for the bigger screen and higher resolution, and for an app with as simple of an interface as Google Assistant it would be rather easy to make it run beautifully at fullscreen on iPad using UIKit and AutoLayout. They could also optimize it for SplitView rather easily as well, which would be extremely helpful when multitasking. I hope they get on that, because it would make this app so much better!
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  • Sep 10, 2020

    By Cringerbread Kooky
    It works fine for the most part. I don't get why I have to unlock my phone to use it though. I mean it has a copy of my voice. Surely the speaker used with the microphone and the GPS have computed the dimensions of my place by now and referenced housing records to make sure? Also I don't like that now I have to tell it to turn my TV off twice because it first stops my program and then actually turns it off the second time. Total inconvenience. I mean it works, but some things could be improved.
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  • Problem with Response Jun 13, 2020

    By Jean AVD
    Today’s response was perfect, however, normally (98% of the time) when I request this selection (which I particularly enjoy), there is a problem. I make the request, there is a positive response from google but it never makes the connection. I wait and wait and then I repeat it all with the same response and again wait and wait and finally it will sometimes connect. Sometimes I give up and make a different selection but don’t feel this should be necessary. I also had trouble with one of your smaller round “auxiliaries”. It would only play one song from any of my Pandora selection and then turned off. I got so exasperated with it, I finally threw it out! No, I never replaced it. Hope this helps.
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  • Come on Google. Still no 3D Touch option for voice search on launch...? Jun 10, 2018

    By rbow-Z28
    The only reason I use Cortana over Google Assistant (and even Siri): Google Assistant still doesn't have the option to enable voice search/microphone on launch. I know you can say "Okay Google" but that's just an uncessaey step in my opinion. It's probably because Google hates Apple. Really though this lacked feature needs to change. The lack of a quick Google voice search upon laughing the application or a quick 3D Touch limits it's potential and functional abilities. Atleast Cortana can be launched with voice search/command right away. Although they're smarter than Siri, saying "Hey Cortana" or "OK Google" gets old. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry it's nice to quickly launch Siri or Cortana and get an response right away. I don't always want to Type to Assistant... (And correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Google Assistang once offered than slowly removed the voice search as a 3D Touch Option for Google Assistant, shortly after the application became available.)
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  • What went wrong. Nov 11, 2019

    By cavila55
    I had an iPhone 6s and I used this app with my fossil watch and it worked great. I got my text messages and phones calls and reminders and all. But then something went wrong with this app. I did an update and then it stopped working. I was no longer getting my text messages. Everything else was working fine. So I removed the app and then downloaded it again hoping it would work and it did not not. So then I thought maybe it was my phone because it was an older iPhone and the app was updated maybe there were some changes and my phone just was not getting it due to being old. So I upgraded my I phone to an iPhone XS Max hoping it would work. Excited to get the app downloaded and updated and set up my watch to my new phone and nothing. Still no text messages. I was very disappointed. I just don’t understand what went wrong if it was working fine before. Please go back and check to see what you did a few updates ago that changed to not receiving text messages any more. With every update I have hope that I will get my text messages again and still nothing no text messages coming in. That is the only thing that is missing from this app update and I don’t know why or what happened to stop receiving text messages. Please bring back the text messages so I can use this app again with my I phone.
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  • Has Potential but Falls Short for iPhone 6 Plus Nov 28, 2018

    By KrogerCouponer
    Does not have the ability to wake from sleep when plugged into my car which means that I have to wake Siri to open the Google Assistant App while driving my car. Does not have the ability to silence my phone or take it off of silence because it is an iPhone. The only time it is useful is in the morning when I click on the microphone and say, “Good morning Google.” At that time it follows the routine. I have gone over every setting and it does not provide the hands free usage which makes it useless. When I ask for it to tell me the weather or traffic, it pulls up the websites. It is no better than Siri in any way and is actually deficient because I can use Siri hands free while driving. I can wake Siri with, “Hey Siri,” while it is plugged in and can tell it to send text messages, read text messages, open apps like music, notepad, etc. Because I use Google for most things, I was looking forward to the Google Assistant but rarely use it and am likely to delete it.
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  • Sep 6, 2020

    By Samoht Sirrom
    If you're willing to give personal information for a profile this app works well. However if you refuse to allow location data and app to save voice and searches, it won't even place a call from your local contacts list. If you have certain music players it will either ignore them in favor of Google Music or will just bring up the song instead of playing it, or if you were in the middle of a song just continue that song instead of switching to the one you asked for. Or plays wrong song.
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  • Sep 14, 2020

    By Yaqoob Jamal
    Loved this app, but now it stopped making a sound when I say "hey Google." If my phones charging I don't want to have to get over and look at it every time to make sure that it heard me. That sound to allow me to know that it was active was essential. Without a clear way to turn it on or off I have no idea why it does not wok. Very frustrating.
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  • Sep 11, 2020

    By Joey J Magic
    Completely stopped responding to "Hey Google" or "Ok Google". It works perfectly fine when I manually tap the microphone on the search bar and speak to it so I know my Microphone is not the issue. Ive done every troubleshooting step with the settings I could find, but it still will not open when I verbally call to it. Very frustrating because I used to use this daily. Please fix.
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Anita Laird
    Ok Google No longer responds to voice commands. Yes I've retrained the voice over, and over again. And yes, I've restarted the phone several times and I have the Pixel4 . This started happening after the Android 11 system update. Gives me the same error "Google can't be reached at the moment" . And yes, all permissions are turned on! You know what, It would be really nice if someone at Google would actually answer the phone when we call too. And stop using "Due to Covid-19" garbage.
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  • Sep 2, 2020

    By Chandana Das
    I loved using the assistant but now it is horrible! It never pops up when I say "Ok Google". I am using a Pixel 3a and followed all the necessary steps to make it right. But no use. When I open it up on my own, it still takes a long time to recognize the words. There are so many reviews with similar problems. Is Google gonna fix this up ? Very disappointed.
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  • Does NOT work well with Xbox One X Jan 8, 2020

    By shouldvegotpubg
    I downloaded this app because it advertised that you could connect to an Xbox console and use voice commands through your phone to do everything from turning it on to open apps for you. First problem I had is that it doesn’t open the proper game you ask for, for example : “Xbox open Call of Duty Modern Warfare” rather than trying to open the new 2019 Modern Warfare it tries to open the original game Call of Duty 4 for Xbox 360. Second problem I had was even following all of the instructions of putting instant on so you can turn on or off the console from the app it does not work at all. Third problem I had was that it takes anywhere from 5 seconds to 5 minutes for the console and the app to communicate, for example: “Xbox open Netflix” nothing happens for 5 minutes and after you have already opened the app it causes the entire app to restart and kicks you out of whatever you were doing. Overall one of my least favorite google applications to date. Love my google home mini and every other google product I’ve bought has worked great, but this apps usability even compared to the google home app has been nothing but issues on my Xbox or IPhone X
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  • Sep 3, 2020

    By Miguel Muñoz
    Very annoying. It keeps interrupting the podcast I'm listening to, even when walking down the street with my screen off. So I wake up my phone, and there's Google Assistant, asking me what I want. I have no idea why Google Assistant felt the need to wake up. I certainly didn't do that, and my podcast certainly didn't use the words "Hey Google!" So I turned it off. Now it interrupts my podcast to tell me it can help me if I turn it on. There's a "Turn on" button, but no "stay off." It even puts a white background behind three white button, so I can't see the back button to cancel it. I finally uninstalled it, but it still pops up and asks me if I want to turn it on!
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  • Sep 17, 2020

    By Travel & food
    The Assistant does not respond to "Hey Google" unless you manually unlock the screen, which makes it practically useless: If I have my phone in my hand, what do I need to use voice commands for? How silly this recent change was! My response to the developer: "Lock Screen Personal Results" is turned on and was turned on before I posted this message. The Web is full of complaints about this issue. Fix it.
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