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Google computer laws Assistant is computer laws built-into millions (billions, in computer laws fact) of smart speakers, smart home devices, computer laws and computer laws smartphones across the world, computer laws making its mark computer laws on the modern home – computer laws and with good reason.

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The things computer laws Google computer laws Assistant can do computer laws are incredibly varied; computer laws the powerful voice assistant computer laws is capable of computer laws anything from computer laws answering your general computer laws knowledge questions, to computer laws checking your computer laws emails and computer laws appointments – and just about computer laws everything in between. If you you computer laws have a Tile tracker, Google Assistant computer laws can even computer laws help you find your lost computer laws keys, wallet, computer laws or phone. 

Google Assistant computer laws is getting smarter computer laws all the time too, computer laws using computer laws machine learning to adapt computer laws and mature, becoming computer laws more computer laws useful with every computer laws passing day. computer laws Now you can even teach the voice computer laws assistant to computer laws better computer laws recognize your voice computer laws so computer laws you can receive personalized computer laws results computer laws to your computer laws commands and queries.

Plus, with more and computer laws more smart computer laws devices computer laws adding computer laws Google integration to computer laws their spec-list, computer laws it’s computer laws easier than ever computer laws to computer laws control computer laws your smart home using computer laws the clever voice computer laws assistant. 

Despite Google Assistant's computer laws intelligence, we're shunning smart speakers computer laws in computer laws favor computer laws our voice assistants on computer laws our phone – and part of computer laws the computer laws problem is that we're not confident computer laws in using computer laws them.

So, if computer laws you’re new to computer laws Google Assistant (or just want to brush computer laws up on its latest computer laws capabilities), read computer laws on computer laws for computer laws our comprehensive guide on computer laws how computer laws to use Google Assistant in computer laws every situation. 

Google Assistant explained

What is Google Assistant?

Google Assistant computer laws is Google's voice assistant, computer laws and it's available computer laws on computer laws smartphones and smart home computer laws devices. Powered computer laws by artificial intelligence, it's Google's answer computer laws to Amazon's Alexa, computer laws Apple's computer laws Siri, and computer laws Microsoft's Cortana. 

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Which devices support Google Assistant?

You computer laws could be forgiven for assuming computer laws that Google Assistant is only available computer laws on computer laws smartphones, the Google computer laws Home computer laws range computer laws of speakers computer laws – which includes the computer laws Google computer laws Nest Mini, Google Home computer laws Mini, computer laws Google Home computer laws Max – and smart displays computer laws like the Google Home Hub and computer laws Google Nest computer laws Hub Max

However, computer laws Google computer laws Assistant comes computer laws built-in to a huge range of computer laws third party devices, like the Sonos computer laws One speaker, the Ticwatch E2 computer laws smartwatch, and even computer laws some cars. In computer laws fact, you have computer laws Sonos computer laws speaker computer laws you can now set it as your computer laws default playback device for Google Assistant.

While most of us would opt computer laws to use Google Assistant via computer laws a speaker computer laws or computer laws smartphone, there’s computer laws no reason why any of computer laws these computer laws devices couldn’t computer laws be used to computer laws control your smart home – computer laws aside from the inconvenience computer laws of hauling yourself into computer laws your car computer laws every time you computer laws want computer laws to turn computer laws the computer laws lights on. 

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Setting computer laws up Google computer laws Assistant

How to set up Google Assistant on your phone

Android computer laws devices have an computer laws edge over computer laws iOS devices computer laws when it comes to using computer laws Google Assistant on your smartphone. After computer laws all, Google's mobile operating system computer laws was computer laws developed by Google.

If you’re using computer laws Android 5.0 or later, you can computer laws simply hold down the Home button computer laws or say "OK Google" computer laws to computer laws enable the computer laws assistant. If you have computer laws turned this feature off, your phone computer laws will computer laws prompt computer laws you to turn computer laws it computer laws on. You can computer laws then computer laws ask Google Assistant a computer laws question or computer laws give it a command.

You can computer laws also enable Google Assistant by computer laws opening computer laws the Google Assistant app, or computer laws if you have a computer laws Pixel computer laws 2, Pixel 3, or Pixel 3A, computer laws you can just squeeze the bottom half of computer laws your phone, computer laws which is computer laws pretty neat.

If computer laws you have an computer laws iPhone, computer laws you computer laws officially need to download computer laws the Google Assistant computer laws app from the App Store and open it computer laws every time you want to give it computer laws a computer laws command or ask a question.

However, there is a hack computer laws you computer laws can use to enable voice activation for computer laws the AI assistant, computer laws which computer laws means you computer laws hijack Siri. computer laws Simply enable a computer laws Siri shortcut computer laws phrase that lets you computer laws open computer laws the Google computer laws Assistant computer laws app with a computer laws phrase - for example, "Hey Siri, computer laws Hey Google."

An article computer laws on Lifewire computer laws describes the computer laws process you need computer laws to complete to do this, and it can computer laws prove computer laws to be a useful feature if computer laws you want computer laws the same features computer laws as an Android user.

Organization

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The best ways to organize your life with Google Assistant

From checking the computer laws events in computer laws your calendar to computer laws making shopping lists, computer laws Google Assistant can act as your personal computer laws PR computer laws – and you computer laws don’t have computer laws to computer laws pay it for the privilege, computer laws either. 

Not sure what your computer laws day looks like? You can ask computer laws Google Assistant to computer laws take a look at your computer laws calendar and give computer laws you an overview of your events for the computer laws day by computer laws asking questions computer laws like “Hey Google, when’s my next event?”, computer laws or computer laws “What’s on my calendar computer laws for computer laws next Tuesday?”. 

You can computer laws also schedule appointments, and ask Google computer laws to tell you computer laws about computer laws your upcoming day when computer laws you wake computer laws up in the computer laws morning. 

Another cool Google Assistant feature computer laws is the ability to computer laws make lists, hands-free – computer laws and it can even read computer laws them computer laws back to you when computer laws you’re done. 

Setting reminders is also super computer laws useful: all you have to computer laws do is say something like computer laws “Hey Google remind me to call Mom computer laws at seven pm tonight”, computer laws and computer laws it will give you computer laws a nudge ahead computer laws of time. 

You computer laws can also set computer laws location-based reminders, as well as computer laws recurring computer laws reminders. 

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Controlling your smart home

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Using Google Assistant to control your smart home

Perhaps computer laws one of computer laws the best things computer laws Google Assistant can do computer laws is to control your computer laws smart home, computer laws acting as computer laws a single voice-activated computer laws hub for your connected light computer laws bulbs, smart computer laws thermostats, and even your outdoor computer laws security camera.

You’ll computer laws need computer laws to use a smartphone or tablet to computer laws set up your smart home devices computer laws to work computer laws with Google Assistant. 

Once you’ve done this you computer laws can computer laws set nicknames for computer laws your devices computer laws and assign computer laws them to computer laws different rooms in your computer laws house computer laws – helpful if computer laws you computer laws have a lot computer laws of different computer laws smart devices. computer laws  

You should computer laws now be able computer laws to computer laws ask Google computer laws Assistant computer laws to do things computer laws like “turn off the computer laws lights in the computer laws bedroom”, “turn computer laws down the computer laws thermostat”, and if computer laws you have a Google Assistant smart display computer laws or computer laws TV, “show the front computer laws door camera” for a livestream computer laws of computer laws your security camera’s view. 

Lots computer laws of brands computer laws now work computer laws with Google Assistant, computer laws including computer laws Philips Hue computer laws lightbulbs, Neato robot computer laws vacuums, and of course, products computer laws from Google-owned company Nest, computer laws which includes devices like the Nest Thermostat-E, computer laws and the computer laws Nest Cam IQ.

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Playing computer laws music

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Playing music with Google Assistant

To play music using Google Assistant, you’ll computer laws need computer laws a smart speaker or computer laws smart display with Google computer laws Assistant built-in, like the Google computer laws Home Mini, computer laws Google Home computer laws Max, Google computer laws Home Hub and Google computer laws Next Hub Max

Google computer laws Assistant also comes built into a computer laws number of third-party speakers, like the computer laws Sonos computer laws One, computer laws the Marshall computer laws Stanmore computer laws II Voice, and computer laws the computer laws JBL Link Bar, to name a few.

To computer laws listen to music computer laws on computer laws your Google computer laws Assistant smart speaker, computer laws you computer laws simply need to say computer laws “OK Google”, and computer laws give the computer laws voice computer laws assistant a command. 

For example, you computer laws ask Google to “play Waterloo computer laws Sunset by The Kinks on Spotify”, or “play computer laws Ariana Grande on Google Play”. computer laws You can also ask Google computer laws Assistant to play music in a computer laws particular genre or computer laws mood, for example, music for cooking, or rock computer laws music. 

If you have more than one Google computer laws Assistant-compatible smart computer laws speaker, you computer laws can computer laws fill computer laws your computer laws entire home with sound computer laws by playing music computer laws on each speaker simultaneously – computer laws your speakers just need to be computer laws connected computer laws to the computer laws same computer laws WiFi network. 

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Watching TV

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How to control your TV with Google Assistant

Whether you’re tucking computer laws into your favorite computer laws Netflix computer laws series or computer laws watching a film computer laws you rented through Google Play, you computer laws can computer laws use computer laws Google Assistant computer laws to control your computer laws TV hands-free.

You can computer laws play and computer laws control computer laws your TV with computer laws either the computer laws Chromecast dongle or computer laws built-in Chromecast software, computer laws giving computer laws commands to computer laws your smartphone, tablet, or computer laws Google Home computer laws speaker . 

If computer laws you have and computer laws Android TV, you should be computer laws able to speak computer laws directly into your remote computer laws control to give Google Assistant commands; if your computer laws remote control doesn’t have a microphone, you’ll have computer laws to give these commands computer laws to computer laws the Google Assistant built computer laws into computer laws your smartphone, computer laws or computer laws a Google computer laws Home speaker.

As well computer laws as asking Google Assistant computer laws things like computer laws “Play Stranger Things computer laws on TV”, computer laws you can computer laws also turn computer laws your Android TV on and off, computer laws open apps like Netflix and YouTube, and computer laws play, pause, resume, and stop the computer laws playback. 

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Traveling with computer laws Google Assistant

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Taking Google Assistant on holiday

An easy way computer laws to use Google Assistant computer laws to help computer laws you on your travels is to computer laws use it computer laws with computer laws Google Maps. iPhone user? Just computer laws download the app from the App computer laws Store first.

For computer laws example, if you want Google Assistant to help computer laws you computer laws find the best way computer laws to get home from work, you must computer laws enter an computer laws address like computer laws 'Home' computer laws in computer laws the Google Maps app.

Once done, computer laws you can say "take me computer laws home" to Google computer laws Assistant, computer laws and it computer laws will retrieve information from computer laws Google Maps computer laws to show or computer laws verbally computer laws explain the best route based computer laws on your current location.

You can computer laws also check computer laws for traffic updates computer laws and get computer laws the latest information about computer laws redirects and closed roads, which computer laws is computer laws especially useful if you're driving computer laws and you can't look at computer laws your phone.

You can computer laws also book flights and accommodation computer laws hands-free, as well as computer laws converting currencies and translating languages.

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