Get to Know Google Assistant: Your Personal Cheat Sheet
Have you ever heard of Google Assistant? It’s the new virtual assistant from Google, designed to make your life easier by helping you complete tasks with ease. From everyday tasks like scheduling meetings and adding events to your calendar to more obscure ones like finding out what the weather will be next week or searching for recipes, this cheat sheet will help you with all of these tasks and more! Start using Google Assistant today, and you’ll find that it’s an excellent way to get things done and take some of the burdens off your shoulders.
How do I talk to my phone?
You can talk to your phone by saying Hey Google or Ok Google. Once you’ve said this, you can ask your phone a question or give it a command. Commands you can give include asking for directions, making a restaurant reservation, setting an alarm and sending messages. Questions you might want to ask include What’s the weather?, What’s on my calendar today? and What does my heart rate look like?
If you’re using your voice instead of typing on the screen, these questions are often better phrased as commands. In order to help improve speech recognition accuracy and get more out of Google Assistant in the future, we recommend speaking slowly, clearly enunciating each word with proper punctuation (e.g., What is my favorite food?). If you have multiple interests or hobbies, tell us about them in detail so we can serve up personalized content when we hear from you next!
What can I do with voice commands?
Google Assistant is more than just a voice assistant. With it, you can control your smart home, get information about the weather and traffic, set alarms and timers, and so much more. It’s also available for use on any device or in any app by typing Ok Google or long-pressing the Home button. You can also have conversations with it by starting with Hey Google or OK, Google. The best part? It’s available in 30 languages and will be soon available on Android Auto.
Do I need an Internet connection?
No, you don’t need an Internet connection to use Google Assistant. However, without a connection, some features, like asking questions or playing music, won’t be available. That said, there are still plenty of things you can do offline with the help of your new digital assistant. Here are just a few examples of what you can ask Google Assistant on your phone when you’re not connected to the internet:
- Play a song by Beyoncé
- What’s my schedule for today?
- Send an email
- How many calories in a banana?
How is Google Home different from the phone?
If you have an Android phone, you might be wondering how Google Home is different. Here’s a quick cheat sheet.
First, let’s start with the basics. Google Home is a voice-activated assistant that does a lot of things, from setting alarms and timers to playing music and answering questions. It’s powered by Google Assistant, which is also available on phones and other devices.
Are there apps for Google Home?
Yes! In addition to the hundreds of thousands of apps available for Android devices, there are also plenty of apps specifically designed for Google Home. Here are a few of our favorites Spotify – Stream and play songs, albums, and playlists; Pandora – Play music from any station or create one of your own; NPR One – Listen to news, podcasts and stories from local stations in your area; Todoist – Add tasks and reminders with voice commands or by typing them into the app.
Where can I get help if something goes wrong?
If you’re having trouble with your Google Assistant, there are a few things you can do to get help. One of the first steps is to go through the Help and Feedback option in the Settings menu. There’s also an option to chat online with support or phone them.