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    Navigating your new Android device can be difficult until you get familiar with its features and how it works. Use your voice assistant to get around your device hands-free. Give it more than 20 commands, one after another.
    img by Titia
    2 years ago
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    With 5 different things to do every morning while you get ready, having the proper morning routine requires a personal assistant on your phone. Make the most of your time before work.
    img by Ijeoma
    1 year ago
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Ed Catlett
    It appears Google finally listened. Today while I was driving it worked far better. When I asked for coffee shops along my route it just gave me the list instead of defaulting to the first one. Hopefully it stays this way. It also didn't fumble as much on understanding what was said as it has for basically the past year. [edit above this line] The app gets progressively worse instead of better. When I am driving and I ask for a list of coffee shops I NEVER want the assistant to choose the first one while I am using Google Auto. I want a LIST that is why I asked for a LIST. From there I am perfectly capable of choosing which one I want to go to. If you want to make that configurable then fine. Have a settings option where someone can have assistant automatically choose the first list item but if it is not checked JUST the list comes up. The way you are doing it now is dangerous while driving.
  • Lists Apr 5, 2021

    By rs1201
    Overall the app is great, but I live off of my lists. I wish you could customize them a little bit more. With the grocery list a lot of times the items fall under the incorrect category. Even when they are named correctly. Just a small thing but irritating when at the grocery store having to scroll through the list over and over again to make sure that I’m not leaving an area of the market just to find an item on my list as I get towards the end of my shopping. Would be nice if you could pull/rearrange The categories according to what you would like to see first. (Example: when I walk through my grocery store the order is; vegetables and fruit, bakery, meat, dry goods, cereals and breakfast, baking, snacks, dairy, frozen.) I personally would like it better if I could rearrange the categories according to my walk through the grocery store. It would just be less stopping and scrolling in the isles. And I wish it wouldn’t allow me to duplicate items. Sometimes you forget that you already added bananas to the list… We have an Alexa as well and she says that it’s already on the list and does not add any duplicates. Again, I really do like the app it’s just personal preference from features that I appreciated from other apps and some feedback.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By APMac
    Saying hey Google suddenly stopped working, it recognised my voice, heard my command then just turns off and goes back to home screen. Update. I did the retraining assistant to no avail, then around 7pm today it just started working again. Wasn't anything to do with my mobile network because 2 other phones in same house and network have been fine through out. So with it up and running again it goes back to 5 stars.
  • Needs improvement May 14, 2021

    By RobTony715
    While i think it works fine there are interactions that I don’t like. For example, having to say “hey google” every time. I’d much rather just be able to say “Google, turn on the lights”. Also many times I will say “hey google” and wait to see if the devices heard but they never have any feed back, like “yes?” Or “how may help?”. Adding these makes it feel less like I’m just talking to myself and more natural. And when it hears the command it always should repeat it back such as “Okay, turning on the lights”. Also the app has a significant delay in communicating with devices. It needs to be sped up a bit. Also not being able to use the app while my phone is locked is a huge down fall. I currently have a shortcut set up so I don’t even have to touch my iphone. Simply say “hey Siri” “turn off the lights” and through the shortcut in the iPhone it communicates with google assistant and is the equivalent of saying “hey google turn off the lights”. However it currently only works when my iPhone is unlocked. If it isn’t the command either fails or ask me to unlock the iPhone which defeats the purpose it all.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By thedarkknight1971
    This, has to be the most useful, 'intelligent' & supportive assistant compared to the limited likes of Siri, Alexa etc. HOWEVER, I've tried looking and, using the various techniques supposedly 'available' to try changing the assistants voice to something different. I have a Moto G9 Plus, running Android 11. Anyway, G-Assistant NEEDS a way to utilise different & fun voices etc. Maybe as bolt on packs say? I ONLY have a choice of 2 voices! Other phones get more! Why? Can't be that hard to do eh?
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Jack Bewley Lin
    9/11/21 - The error, "Something went wrong, please try again", seemed to be a problem on my Galaxy S9+ , so I finally went out and got the S21 Ultra and I don't seem to have the problem anymore. I'm so happy because I love my Google Assistant. I use it for everything, because it works so well. Even given the major issue, I feel it deserves 5 stars because it is so comprehensive, and constantly improving.
  • Siri who? Nov 9, 2019

    By bullyingiswrong
    seriously, google assistant is way batter than Siri and Alexa. shes so helpful and has so much personality which is kinda ironic for a bot. shes fun and i love her use of emojis and sound effects. the only thing i would suggest is that google gives her a name or nickname, like how Siri and Alexa have. when you ask “whats your name?” or “what can i call you?” she simply says that her name is Google Assistant. i have tried asking if i could change it or give her one but its not something they allow you to do. i feel like she should have an actual name (because saying “Google Assistant” is a bit inconvenient and i'm sure everyone else would agree) otherwise we should have the option to give her a nickname just like we’re given the option to tell her to “call me ___” or “my name is ___”
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Autumn Rivers
    I had downloaded this app, only to open it to a screen saying "Cannot use Google Assistant on this device." At first I was thoroughly confused, but then I remembered that I had disabled my Google app so it didn't respond when I was talking to my Google home. Once I enabled it, the assistant program works great, exactly as it's meant! Thanks for yet another great app, Google! 😊
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Ed Catlett
    It appears Google finally listened. Today while I was driving it worked far better. When I asked for coffee shops along my route it just gave me the list instead of defaulting to the first one. Hopefully it stays this way. It also didn't fumble as much on understanding what was said as it has for basically the past year. [edit above this line] The app gets progressively worse instead of better. When I am driving and I ask for a list of coffee shops I NEVER want the assistant to choose the first one while I am using Google Auto. I want a LIST that is why I asked for a LIST. From there I am perfectly capable of choosing which one I want to go to. If you want to make that configurable then fine. Have a settings option where someone can have assistant automatically choose the first list item but if it is not checked JUST the list comes up. The way you are doing it now is dangerous while driving.
  • Lists Apr 5, 2021

    By rs1201
    Overall the app is great, but I live off of my lists. I wish you could customize them a little bit more. With the grocery list a lot of times the items fall under the incorrect category. Even when they are named correctly. Just a small thing but irritating when at the grocery store having to scroll through the list over and over again to make sure that I’m not leaving an area of the market just to find an item on my list as I get towards the end of my shopping. Would be nice if you could pull/rearrange The categories according to what you would like to see first. (Example: when I walk through my grocery store the order is; vegetables and fruit, bakery, meat, dry goods, cereals and breakfast, baking, snacks, dairy, frozen.) I personally would like it better if I could rearrange the categories according to my walk through the grocery store. It would just be less stopping and scrolling in the isles. And I wish it wouldn’t allow me to duplicate items. Sometimes you forget that you already added bananas to the list… We have an Alexa as well and she says that it’s already on the list and does not add any duplicates. Again, I really do like the app it’s just personal preference from features that I appreciated from other apps and some feedback.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By APMac
    Saying hey Google suddenly stopped working, it recognised my voice, heard my command then just turns off and goes back to home screen. Update. I did the retraining assistant to no avail, then around 7pm today it just started working again. Wasn't anything to do with my mobile network because 2 other phones in same house and network have been fine through out. So with it up and running again it goes back to 5 stars.
  • Needs improvement May 14, 2021

    By RobTony715
    While i think it works fine there are interactions that I don’t like. For example, having to say “hey google” every time. I’d much rather just be able to say “Google, turn on the lights”. Also many times I will say “hey google” and wait to see if the devices heard but they never have any feed back, like “yes?” Or “how may help?”. Adding these makes it feel less like I’m just talking to myself and more natural. And when it hears the command it always should repeat it back such as “Okay, turning on the lights”. Also the app has a significant delay in communicating with devices. It needs to be sped up a bit. Also not being able to use the app while my phone is locked is a huge down fall. I currently have a shortcut set up so I don’t even have to touch my iphone. Simply say “hey Siri” “turn off the lights” and through the shortcut in the iPhone it communicates with google assistant and is the equivalent of saying “hey google turn off the lights”. However it currently only works when my iPhone is unlocked. If it isn’t the command either fails or ask me to unlock the iPhone which defeats the purpose it all.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By thedarkknight1971
    This, has to be the most useful, 'intelligent' & supportive assistant compared to the limited likes of Siri, Alexa etc. HOWEVER, I've tried looking and, using the various techniques supposedly 'available' to try changing the assistants voice to something different. I have a Moto G9 Plus, running Android 11. Anyway, G-Assistant NEEDS a way to utilise different & fun voices etc. Maybe as bolt on packs say? I ONLY have a choice of 2 voices! Other phones get more! Why? Can't be that hard to do eh?
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Jack Bewley Lin
    9/11/21 - The error, "Something went wrong, please try again", seemed to be a problem on my Galaxy S9+ , so I finally went out and got the S21 Ultra and I don't seem to have the problem anymore. I'm so happy because I love my Google Assistant. I use it for everything, because it works so well. Even given the major issue, I feel it deserves 5 stars because it is so comprehensive, and constantly improving.
  • Siri who? Nov 9, 2019

    By bullyingiswrong
    seriously, google assistant is way batter than Siri and Alexa. shes so helpful and has so much personality which is kinda ironic for a bot. shes fun and i love her use of emojis and sound effects. the only thing i would suggest is that google gives her a name or nickname, like how Siri and Alexa have. when you ask “whats your name?” or “what can i call you?” she simply says that her name is Google Assistant. i have tried asking if i could change it or give her one but its not something they allow you to do. i feel like she should have an actual name (because saying “Google Assistant” is a bit inconvenient and i'm sure everyone else would agree) otherwise we should have the option to give her a nickname just like we’re given the option to tell her to “call me ___” or “my name is ___”
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Autumn Rivers
    I had downloaded this app, only to open it to a screen saying "Cannot use Google Assistant on this device." At first I was thoroughly confused, but then I remembered that I had disabled my Google app so it didn't respond when I was talking to my Google home. Once I enabled it, the assistant program works great, exactly as it's meant! Thanks for yet another great app, Google! 😊
  • 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.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Brendan Cooper
    When I think of Google Assistant, I imagine our relationship like we are two siblings. I was just graduating high school and off to college when I really got to know Google Assistant who, a lot younger than me, was just entering High School. I would have to say that I feel fortunate to have experienced this "brother-sister" bond with Google Assistant; watching and even helping "Her" develop over the years into a capable, beautiful, noteworthy, and very (artificially) intelligent Program (Lady).
  • 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.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Belinda Calvit
    There was a time that this app worked just fine. But now every time I try to use it it tells me... Something went wrong. Please try again. 2021.0922: Update: Several days ago this started... When I would ask Google to set a reminder it would state... "Alright, I've updated the time. The reminder called..." I set a lot of reminders every day. They are all time-sensitive. I do not want Google to update the time on any of my reminders! How do I stop the stupidity?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Aug 26, 2021

    By Michael Peterson
    It's an unfortunate truth that Alexa is slowly taking over my house. Google Assistant has a much better AI, is more responsive, more funny, routines are 10X easier to program than blueprints. So why the switch? Because I can't rename the assistant. That one thing stops me from being able to use it on both my phone and my house. As someone who makes 50-75 calls per work day, "Hey Google call ___" saves me literally hours per month. Try doing that with any other assistant-enabled device nearby, however, and it defaults to the google speaker or whatever to place the outbound call. I have a smart home speaker and 3 minis, all unplugged. I plug one in every month to send feedback (been doing that for over a year). I liked google better before they decided to become a soup.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By Michael L
    I can't believe how dumb my Google assistant voice recognition has become. I just asked it what song is this and it sets a 2-minute timer. Makes absolutely no sense. I speak very clearly and enunciate. This product has become the most horrible feature of my phone. Despite attempts to investigate in detail and having conversations with Google as well as commenting here... I have no real solution for the issue. I do see other people reporting the same concerns.
  • Sep 5, 2021

    By Joshua
    IDK when this started exactly, but for months now I can no longer turn on my lights or most voice functions without "sure, but first you'll need to unlock your device". What's the point if I have to hold and click buttons on my phone. If you are going to spy on me constantly at least try to be useful. Also, your listed email in the play store goes to an auto reply that says no longer in service.
  • Sep 2, 2021

    By Lynn Longos
    Having google problems all around. I ask google assistant many times now, to make a call to someone on my contact list and it tells me there is no number for that person. There is ALWAYS a number for that person. Also asking for gas stations, it tells me the first one on the list is a mile away as I am driving past one. Whatever. I will not rely on this at all.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Cody Jordan
    Fantastic when it works, my largest problem over all of my different platforms I use it on is that when I say "ok Google, or "Hey Google" it doesn't make the chime noise to let you know that it is listening and ready for you to talk to it. I have read the forums and followed all the directions and have yet to find a solution. I have noticed that if my phone is plugged in it will work but that is the only time. I rely on that specific function because I'm a mechanic and hands are always dirty
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By smeghead666
    Updated review: still useless, retraining voice doesn't work, selecting Voice match doesn't work. If the screen is on it will constantly hear things and activate however if your screen is off and you need to do anything it will not work at all until you turn the screen on, every review stating this gets the same old canned response from Google about retraining voice match, delete the cache and other such bollocks. Google has gone downhill, I will be swearing off their products for the future
  • img Community
    Navigating your new Android device can be difficult until you get familiar with its features and how it works. Use your voice assistant to get around your device hands-free. Give it more than 20 commands, one after another.
    img by Titia
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    With 5 different things to do every morning while you get ready, having the proper morning routine requires a personal assistant on your phone. Make the most of your time before work.
    img by Ijeoma
    1 year ago

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  • Sep 21, 2021

    By APMac
    Saying hey Google suddenly stopped working, it recognised my voice, heard my command then just turns off and goes back to home screen. Update. I did the retraining assistant to no avail, then around 7pm today it just started working again. Wasn't anything to do with my mobile network because 2 other phones in same house and network have been fine through out. So with it up and running again it goes back to 5 stars.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Jack Bewley Lin
    9/11/21 - The error, "Something went wrong, please try again", seemed to be a problem on my Galaxy S9+ , so I finally went out and got the S21 Ultra and I don't seem to have the problem anymore. I'm so happy because I love my Google Assistant. I use it for everything, because it works so well. Even given the major issue, I feel it deserves 5 stars because it is so comprehensive, and constantly improving.
  • Siri who? Nov 9, 2019

    By bullyingiswrong
    seriously, google assistant is way batter than Siri and Alexa. shes so helpful and has so much personality which is kinda ironic for a bot. shes fun and i love her use of emojis and sound effects. the only thing i would suggest is that google gives her a name or nickname, like how Siri and Alexa have. when you ask “whats your name?” or “what can i call you?” she simply says that her name is Google Assistant. i have tried asking if i could change it or give her one but its not something they allow you to do. i feel like she should have an actual name (because saying “Google Assistant” is a bit inconvenient and i'm sure everyone else would agree) otherwise we should have the option to give her a nickname just like we’re given the option to tell her to “call me ___” or “my name is ___”
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Autumn Rivers
    I had downloaded this app, only to open it to a screen saying "Cannot use Google Assistant on this device." At first I was thoroughly confused, but then I remembered that I had disabled my Google app so it didn't respond when I was talking to my Google home. Once I enabled it, the assistant program works great, exactly as it's meant! Thanks for yet another great app, Google! 😊
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Brendan Cooper
    When I think of Google Assistant, I imagine our relationship like we are two siblings. I was just graduating high school and off to college when I really got to know Google Assistant who, a lot younger than me, was just entering High School. I would have to say that I feel fortunate to have experienced this "brother-sister" bond with Google Assistant; watching and even helping "Her" develop over the years into a capable, beautiful, noteworthy, and very (artificially) intelligent Program (Lady).
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Unreliable, but has potential. Apr 25, 2019

    By Ekestler
    I take eye drops twice a day, a need to keep my eyes closed to absorb the drops for 5 minutes. I start off with “hey google, set timer to 5 minutes”, and it works well some times, giving me a “ding, ding, ding, ding, ding” when done. However, after 3 to 5 days, is stops responding when the timer pops. The only solution, so far, after an hour chatting with Google support, is to delete the app and re-download and install. I’ve been through 6 iterations of this cycle. Siri is dumb, compared to GA, but it works consistently with timers. I’m done with you, GA; I’ll try Cortana or Alexa.
  • 5 stars 1 request Jun 25, 2020

    By heygrata
    I’ve put 5 stars here because I think the assistant app is great. I have only one request....that they figure out how to let you change the reminder alert tones. It’s very convenient and quick to voice command a reminder for any time any date (even if it’s a year in the future, but the only alert tone available when you get your reminder is a 1 second chirp and it only chirps once. Pretty easy to not hear it. Please update the app so there are more reminder alert time options including repeat alert after 2 minutes. THANKS!
  • Needs improvement May 14, 2021

    By RobTony715
    While i think it works fine there are interactions that I don’t like. For example, having to say “hey google” every time. I’d much rather just be able to say “Google, turn on the lights”. Also many times I will say “hey google” and wait to see if the devices heard but they never have any feed back, like “yes?” Or “how may help?”. Adding these makes it feel less like I’m just talking to myself and more natural. And when it hears the command it always should repeat it back such as “Okay, turning on the lights”. Also the app has a significant delay in communicating with devices. It needs to be sped up a bit. Also not being able to use the app while my phone is locked is a huge down fall. I currently have a shortcut set up so I don’t even have to touch my iphone. Simply say “hey Siri” “turn off the lights” and through the shortcut in the iPhone it communicates with google assistant and is the equivalent of saying “hey google turn off the lights”. However it currently only works when my iPhone is unlocked. If it isn’t the command either fails or ask me to unlock the iPhone which defeats the purpose it all.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use it everyday, but wish it had more Mar 28, 2019

    By Eandcoen
    I really love the Google assistant and it would be a dream come true if it could be my default assistant. However, I feel like this app could give me some more info on my day or some more controls over my household. Also, the really weird interfere for googling something though this app makes me never Google through it anymore. Also, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DARK MODE!? I want dark mode in every app, and I was so excited when we got it here! Please bring it back! Anyway I really do love the Google assistant, just wish this app gave me a bit more.
  • Almost perfect... Sep 17, 2018

    By rixhchris
    I have the date of birth of my siblings on google contacts. Most of my family’s information is on their contact page (birthday, addresses, relatives, nicknames etc.) and an issue I’ve always had is that google assistant doesn’t really take in contacts information. This feature would definitely be helpful but by default this should be disabled (prompt to access contacts) because it’s other peoples information. I hope this feature is taken into consideration and other than that the app works fantastically!
  • Great Alternative to Siri May 12, 2021

    By LadyT_
    This is my go to when Siri isn’t functioning properly. I love that it provides a Snapshot of upcoming bills, events, ETA for my route to work, etc. The only things I’d recommend is creating a Snapshot shortcut on the Google app or even as a standalone or a widget for the Snapshot feature and also adjust the settings for Google to be an automatic default assistant for text messages whenever Siri is malfunctioning so that the assistant can send hands free texts and allow the user to be safe if driving or be able to perform whatever it is they need to do.
  • GREAT...as long as it works Jul 15, 2020

    By Johns59
    I absolutely love this app, but far too often it seems to be kind of frozen when I first started so I have to close it and then re-open it and then it works, and it seems to need a lot of data for some reason which doesn’t really make sense since all it really does is a Google search and that should not take much brain power from the phone. It may have to do with how I have an iPhone, and sadly google and Apple aren’t friends, so us customers have to pay the price of their squabbling
  • Good but one suggestion Jul 28, 2020

    By Keefe108
    Great app. Brings google assistant to the iPhone which is BIG plus, but please fix dark mode! The text is off and is hardly readable when opening web results. And as far as I’m aware, you can’t manually change the theme unless you change it system-wide. Either fix the issues with dark mode or give us the ability to change it in app and it would make the experience much better! Thank you.
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Ed Catlett
    It appears Google finally listened. Today while I was driving it worked far better. When I asked for coffee shops along my route it just gave me the list instead of defaulting to the first one. Hopefully it stays this way. It also didn't fumble as much on understanding what was said as it has for basically the past year. [edit above this line] The app gets progressively worse instead of better. When I am driving and I ask for a list of coffee shops I NEVER want the assistant to choose the first one while I am using Google Auto. I want a LIST that is why I asked for a LIST. From there I am perfectly capable of choosing which one I want to go to. If you want to make that configurable then fine. Have a settings option where someone can have assistant automatically choose the first list item but if it is not checked JUST the list comes up. The way you are doing it now is dangerous while driving.
  • Lists Apr 5, 2021

    By rs1201
    Overall the app is great, but I live off of my lists. I wish you could customize them a little bit more. With the grocery list a lot of times the items fall under the incorrect category. Even when they are named correctly. Just a small thing but irritating when at the grocery store having to scroll through the list over and over again to make sure that I’m not leaving an area of the market just to find an item on my list as I get towards the end of my shopping. Would be nice if you could pull/rearrange The categories according to what you would like to see first. (Example: when I walk through my grocery store the order is; vegetables and fruit, bakery, meat, dry goods, cereals and breakfast, baking, snacks, dairy, frozen.) I personally would like it better if I could rearrange the categories according to my walk through the grocery store. It would just be less stopping and scrolling in the isles. And I wish it wouldn’t allow me to duplicate items. Sometimes you forget that you already added bananas to the list… We have an Alexa as well and she says that it’s already on the list and does not add any duplicates. Again, I really do like the app it’s just personal preference from features that I appreciated from other apps and some feedback.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By thedarkknight1971
    This, has to be the most useful, 'intelligent' & supportive assistant compared to the limited likes of Siri, Alexa etc. HOWEVER, I've tried looking and, using the various techniques supposedly 'available' to try changing the assistants voice to something different. I have a Moto G9 Plus, running Android 11. Anyway, G-Assistant NEEDS a way to utilise different & fun voices etc. Maybe as bolt on packs say? I ONLY have a choice of 2 voices! Other phones get more! Why? Can't be that hard to do eh?
  • Calendars! Jun 2, 2021

    By '""'
    This app could REVOLUTIONIZE how I use my phone and automate my home. But, my work uses Outlook and thus I need to use outlook calendars and events and this app just won’t handle that. It also won’t sync with any iCloud calendars. It only works with its Google calendar which is absurd seeing how even the Google Calendar app will work with all other calendars. But because this app drives the Google nest hub and will only work with one calendar form, that means I cannot use it for my nest display, or my “Hey Google”, or my Google routines. I still have Siri around, but I don’t have a hub and screen for Siri! I have the Google hub and screen, but my calendars won’t work. I hate everything. We are well into the new century, we can figure this one out. Either Google makes an app that reads app calendars for their hub, or Apple actually makes a hub. I don’t care who does what. Just somebody fix it.
  • Needs to be iPad Native Jan 12, 2018

    By Proteus846
    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!
  • 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.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Dia Boyos
    My only complaints are that it comes on all the time by itself usually while watching a movie and that when you ask it something that it can state the answer you don't need the screen to turn on. When I ask the time or temp and it tells me, I don't need the screen to turn on. If it can provide the answer through voice then the screen shouldn't turn on.
  • 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.)
  • Needs improvement Jan 11, 2018

    By Kvlvni
    Hello, I would like to start off by saying that I have the google home as well. Truthfully the google assistant could use bug fixes/improvements on the fact that it cannot respond and or process multiple sentences at once (ex. Would be asking it multiple questions in one sentence.) Also can’t define government descriptions . Such as (ex. Policies or laws.) last but not least is the hassle of always having it plugged in. It isn’t portable. Billion dollar company but won’t listen to what the people want. Smh lastly is the display on the google assistant app. I think it should display porous of why you're describing or little-handwritten examples or drawings. That is all. Peace out🧐
  • Lots of promise--some bugs Dec 16, 2017

    By m56335
    Very much enjoy using this app. It replaced Siri on my phone for many tasks, including sending text messages (voice language recognition is much better). Nonetheless, some buggy app behavior forced me to abandon it for the time being. Most annoying in my case was a bug interrupting music etc everytime I was on Bluetooth in my car. Assistant's voice would break in with something along the lines of, "Sorry, I'm not able to do that right now, you can do that on your phone." Over and over. Once I removed the app, this behavior stopped. I'll wait for a few more updates before trying this out again.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aug 26, 2021

    By Michael Peterson
    It's an unfortunate truth that Alexa is slowly taking over my house. Google Assistant has a much better AI, is more responsive, more funny, routines are 10X easier to program than blueprints. So why the switch? Because I can't rename the assistant. That one thing stops me from being able to use it on both my phone and my house. As someone who makes 50-75 calls per work day, "Hey Google call ___" saves me literally hours per month. Try doing that with any other assistant-enabled device nearby, however, and it defaults to the google speaker or whatever to place the outbound call. I have a smart home speaker and 3 minis, all unplugged. I plug one in every month to send feedback (been doing that for over a year). I liked google better before they decided to become a soup.
  • HELP!!!! Nov 18, 2018

    By Chloe_Girl15
    I love this app so much, I truly do! I use it for many thing such as work, cooking, knowledge, and sometimes even for fun, but there's a problem...A GIANT ONE I can't seem to ask it some sertain thing, for it'll say "Sorry I can not do this at the momment please get started so that I can get more information to help you" then it brings me to this thing and it has a button that says "Get Started" I honestly really REALLY want to "Get Started" but it won't let me. I've tried so many times and pressed it so many times, but it still won't let me do it. I have even tried resetting my device, checked my settings, updated to the newest version, and I've even tried going to the Apple store. This is how much I really want this to work PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS GOING ON, HELPPP MEEE!!
  • Good, but restricted by apple. Jan 16, 2018

    By theecalvinator
    I love Google assistant. I use it in my home for home control, alarms, questions, etc... However the app on iPhone is restricting. You have to go through steps of opening it like a normal app (I know that's just an Apple thing) but what gets me is reminders and directions. I'll use my Google home to set reminders to do something but my iPhone will not pop up with that reminder at the location or time I chose. Likewise, when I ask for directions it says "I sent them to your phone" but nothing ever come through. I use to be able to get reminders and such on my iPhone but they do not come through anymore like they are supposed to.
  • Needs a lot of work Jul 25, 2018

    By b_r_i_a_n-D
    Way better than Siri for all the functions that Siri does ... search, texting, etc. I wish they would stop redesigning the entire UI every couple releases though. But when it comes to Google Home integration it’s awful. Buggy. Crashes when editing Routines. Cannot even create new Routines. Very little works as designed in terms of home automation or integration. Don’t know why this app comes up when I choose ‘More Settings’ in Google Home app. More awful app integration from Google. Guess I’ll wait to see when or if Google fixes the millions of bugs that make their product only function at about 5%. Do better.
  • Frustrated Aug 28, 2020

    By Conocoman2015
    I have 3 nest minis. Very glitchy; does not learn. In fact, device gets dumber as we move on. It will suddenly stop recognizing lights, fans, washer/dryer, or even me... then a week later, start recognizing them again. I got so tired of resetting devices that I stopped and just let the minis glitch like they do for a few weeks. It will stop playing music at random, change our speaker set up at its own accord, skip songs on its own or just randomly stop playing. I’m very frustrated with the google nest minis because they do NOT perform. They struggle. Also, google will randomly talk to me as if I asked it something. Weird stuff sometimes
  • Lack of Followthrough Aug 26, 2020

    By FRUSTRATED CONNECTIVITY!
    Every single time I request music, Assistant replies correctly but then all goes permanently silent! When I respond a second time with the same request Assistant responds same as before then after a somewhat long pause the requested music begins but all too often all goes silent again. In frustration I resort to Amazon’s Alexa in an adjoining room which responds correctly followed by my requested music FIRST TIME EVERY TIME! I’ve suggested to Assistant he ask Alexa out...to teach him proper connectivity response protocol but he goes silent AGAIN! THIS NEEDS FIXED...not the fear of dating but the connectivity problem with Pandora!!
  • As an iPhone only (not IPad) app, it will never get a top rating from me Jan 7, 2018

    By zvalueman
    When they decided that Google Home needs to call Google assistant, they ruined the experience of Google Home. I run an iPad, not an iPhone, and typically I run the iPad in Landscape. When you start google home in Landscape and then Press settings, you are forced to look sideways, or change the orientation of your iPad. This is not acceptable and every release says they are trying to improve the user experience, but they never fix this. So until they do I will continue to only give a couple of stars.
  • An honest review Dec 14, 2020

    By Jingle Joy elf name
    I was making a video on this awesome app called Marco Polo it doesn’t have anything to do with Google it’s a whole different company and then I saw this red line on the top it said Google assistant recording I am very frustrated with us another time my Google mini was recording a private conversation and actually said anything else in the middle of the conversation for a long time we turned it off and stored her in the Garage and now I have her back in my room I’m very disappointed with this😔.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Belinda Calvit
    There was a time that this app worked just fine. But now every time I try to use it it tells me... Something went wrong. Please try again. 2021.0922: Update: Several days ago this started... When I would ask Google to set a reminder it would state... "Alright, I've updated the time. The reminder called..." I set a lot of reminders every day. They are all time-sensitive. I do not want Google to update the time on any of my reminders! How do I stop the stupidity?
  • 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
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By Michael L
    I can't believe how dumb my Google assistant voice recognition has become. I just asked it what song is this and it sets a 2-minute timer. Makes absolutely no sense. I speak very clearly and enunciate. This product has become the most horrible feature of my phone. Despite attempts to investigate in detail and having conversations with Google as well as commenting here... I have no real solution for the issue. I do see other people reporting the same concerns.
  • Sep 5, 2021

    By Joshua
    IDK when this started exactly, but for months now I can no longer turn on my lights or most voice functions without "sure, but first you'll need to unlock your device". What's the point if I have to hold and click buttons on my phone. If you are going to spy on me constantly at least try to be useful. Also, your listed email in the play store goes to an auto reply that says no longer in service.
  • Sep 2, 2021

    By Lynn Longos
    Having google problems all around. I ask google assistant many times now, to make a call to someone on my contact list and it tells me there is no number for that person. There is ALWAYS a number for that person. Also asking for gas stations, it tells me the first one on the list is a mile away as I am driving past one. Whatever. I will not rely on this at all.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Cody Jordan
    Fantastic when it works, my largest problem over all of my different platforms I use it on is that when I say "ok Google, or "Hey Google" it doesn't make the chime noise to let you know that it is listening and ready for you to talk to it. I have read the forums and followed all the directions and have yet to find a solution. I have noticed that if my phone is plugged in it will work but that is the only time. I rely on that specific function because I'm a mechanic and hands are always dirty
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By smeghead666
    Updated review: still useless, retraining voice doesn't work, selecting Voice match doesn't work. If the screen is on it will constantly hear things and activate however if your screen is off and you need to do anything it will not work at all until you turn the screen on, every review stating this gets the same old canned response from Google about retraining voice match, delete the cache and other such bollocks. Google has gone downhill, I will be swearing off their products for the future
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By SamG
    Something went wrong, please try again. Don't delete my review, again. Now it doesn't even respond to "Ok Google." If I click the widget and say "Turn off office light" it searches the internet for office lights. Why is uninstall the app, update the app and check for updates in the help center instructions? This app hasn't been updated since March 2018. There's no updates to check for. 😂 Bixby might actually better than this. How sad.
  • Sep 3, 2021

    By Roy Allan Maurice
    Suddenly stopped working for like a month now. Everytime i every try to use it, in any way, it just respond with a "something went wrong please try again" and is now completely useless. I've tried everything I've seen on the web about fixes such as clearing cache, uninstall/reinstall, reboot phone, home and work address on google maps, etc.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By liz puckett
    Not a very good experience at all! It keeps saying something went wrong please try again! I've uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing is working! It sucks because I used to use this app to turn on and off all my lights and Roku appliances. Not anymore I guess. 😢

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