Google has rolled out a new update for the Google Assistant app for iOS that utilizes Siri Shortcuts to make it more useful. The update adds a useful new Siri shortcut support by which one can use Siri to trigger Google Assistant. So yes, you can say "Hi Siri" followed by "Ok Google" to trigger Assistant handsfree on iPhone.
Google uses Siri Shortcuts to get an almost handsfree and native assistant experience for the iPhone, which it has been offering on Android devices for many years now. Google Assistant is unarguably smarter and more feature-rich than Siri, but it always felt crawled on an iPhone due to various platform constraints. Using Siri Shortcuts, Google removes at least one such restriction.
Once you've updated the Google Assistant app from the iOS App Store, open the app on iPhone. You will automatically see a card asking you to add an "Ok Google" Siri shortcut. Touch & # 39; Add to Siri & # 39; button, and then continue to record the voice tag you want to trigger Google Assistant. You can use "Ok Google" or "Hello Google" or any voicemail you want.
When done, you can trigger an assistant by simply saying "Hey Siri" followed by the voice tag you have recorded. Google Assistant will then appear ready to accept your commands.
Google Assistant supports far more smart home devices and integrates with other services compared to Siri, so this shortcut will definitely be useful to many. You can even set this shortcut to directly trigger a Google Assistant routine, where multiple commands are performed at all.
Apple is unlikely to make iOS as flexible as Android, but with Siri Shortcuts, it tries at least to provide a solution for users for some common issues with the platform.
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