How to use Google Assistant:
The Google’s Voice Assistant can do many incredible things like checking emails, answering questions and appointments. If you have a Tile tracker, Voice Assistant can even help you find your lost keys, wallet, or phone. Actually Voice Assistant is built-into millions of smart devices like smart speakers and smartphones across the globe and securing an significant place in the modern home with a fine reason.
It is using artificial intelligence, so it’s getting smarter, maturing and becoming more useful day by day. Additionally, by Google integration with more and more smart devices, it is become more easy to control the homes with the help of voice assistance.
So, if you’re new to Google’s Voice Assistant (or just want to brush up on its latest capabilities), read on for our comprehensive guide on how to use Voice Assistant in every situation.
So if you are not familiar with Google‘s Voice Assistant or you want to know the capabilities of Voice Assistant, you can read this article to know how to use Voice Assistant.
What is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is Google’s voice assistant, and it’s available on smartphones and smart home devices. Powered by artificial intelligence, it’s Google’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana.
Voice Assistant is mainly Google’s Voice assistant which is inbuilt with several devices like smartphones and smart speakers i.e. ‘Amazon Echo Show 8′ powered by artificial intelligence, and has been recently launched by Amazon. Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’ Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are also Powered by artificial intelligence with Google’s Answer.
Devices that support Google Assistant:
If you think that Voice Assistant in available only in smartphones then you might be wrong. Assistant comes built into a large number of devices like smartphones, smart speakers, smart watches and even some cars and home appliances.
Apart from all these the Google’s Voice Assistant can inbuilt in several devices;
Android devices are more suitable than iOS devices when it comes to using Assistant on smartphones. Saying “OK Google” to your Android smartphones is enough to enable the assistant. You can do this by Voice Assistant app if you have Pixel 2 and above.
If you use an iPhone, you officially have to download the Voice Assistant app from the App Store and use it to give command or ask questions.
How to organize with Google Voice Assistant:
From checking the events in your calendar to making shopping lists, Voice Assistant can act as your personal PR – and you don’t have to pay it for the privilege, either.
Voice Assistant can check the events in your calendar, can make shopping list, you have to just say “When is my next event” or “What is Today” and it will give you an overview of your events. Thus you can set your appointments and ask Google to tell you about upcoming day.
You can also set reminder or location based for any task which you have to perform any time of any day at the recurring basis.
Google Assistant can control your smart home
Perhaps one of the best things Voice Assistant can do is to control your smart home, acting as a single voice-activated hub for your connected light bulbs, smart thermostats, and even your outdoor security camera.
Assistant can control your smart home acting as voice activated center for your home held devices like bulbs, CCTV camera and smart speakers. You will only need a smartphone or tablet to setup all these with Google Assistant.
You will now be able to tell Assistant to “turn off the lights in the kitchen”, “turn down the thermostat”, and if you have a Assistant smart TV, you can tell “show the door camera” for a CCTV camera’s view.
Now read further to use Google Assistant to control your smart home
Playing music using Google Assistant
To play music using Voice Assistant, you’ll need a smart speaker or smart display with Assistant builtin support, like the Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, Google Home Hub and Google Next Hub Max or Amazon’s Echo show 8, Sonos One, the Marshall Stanmore II Voice, and the JBL Link Bar.
You can give Voice Assistant a command for example, you ask Google to “play XYZ”, or “play ABC on Google play”. You can also ask Assistant to play music in any specific genre or mood, for example, music for traveling, or classic music. To playing music on multiple speaker simultaneously, your speakers need to be connected with same WiFi network.
Watching TV with Google Assistant
You can use Assistant to control your TV hands-free through Google Play.
You can play and control your TV with either the Chromecast dongle or built-in Chromecast software, giving commands to your smartphone, tablet, or Google Home speaker . You can be able to speak directly into your remote control to give Google Assistant commands if microphone available, if you have and Android TV, or you can give these commands to the Google Home speaker or Voice Assistant built into your smartphone. you can open apps like Netflix and YouTube, and play, pause, resume, and stop the playback.
Use Google Assistant in Traveling
An easy way to use Assistant to help you on your travels is to use it with Google Maps. iPhone user? Just download the app from the App Store first.
While Traveling You can use Assistant in best way to help you with Google Maps. For example, if you want Google Assistant to help you find the best route to reach home from any where, you should enter the address like ‘Home’ in the Google Maps app.
After enter address, you can say “my home route” to Voice Assistant, and it will fetch information from Google Maps to show the best route from your current location with the traffic update.