Till recently, the Google Assistant app was only available for Google Pixel. Now the voice assistant is available for all smartphones on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow platforms.
With this free voice search service called "OK Google", users can now not only ask a wide range of voice commands for system or internet search, but also get answers to queries in audio format. Below the link you can download Okay Google app to your device (Android) for free.
Install the mobile application and configure OK Google, you will be able to activate a full-fledged voice search on your mobile device and, therefore, use voice commands to enter text instead of typing manually.
Interface of the OK Google application
Tapping the OK Google download button takes you to the Google Play website and to the respective Google Start (or Google OK) application page. You may use all the voice search features for free on any Android device.
If you wish to download a special "Google Play" program to your computer. you do not need to download anything. This feature has long been implemented in Google's Chrome browser and its competitors like Opera and Firefox. The free voice search function in your browser is available right on the Google service page in the right corner of the search bar.
Google Assistant lets you control your phone through voice commands. The list is quite extensive: taking selfies, scheduling tasks, schedules, text translation, and reminders. It is a more advanced version of Google Now, you can also use it as Google voice search. That said, Google Assistant, similar to Siri, tries to be a personalized service to the Android user.
To start, you need to press a button or say the phrase Ok Google into the microphone. Here are a few ways to use Google Assistant.
- Confirm a reservation to London
- Sign me up at the Picasso Museum
- Show me a photo of a sunset in Berlin
- Do I need an umbrella today?
- Turn on the lights in the room
For now, Google Assistant is only available for English-speaking users in the US, it will follow in Australia, Canada, UK and Germany next. Other languages will be added to Assistant for Android throughout 2017.
The Google Assistant will also come out of the box on all devices with Nougat and Marshmallow, via Google Play service, on partner android devices including LG G6, HTC, Huawei, Samsung and Sony.
As Google developers say, the goal is to make Assistant available everywhere. For example, the voice assistant will also be present in Android Wear 2.0 smart watches, Android TV and cars. With this update, millions of Android users can try out Google Assistant.