Since its existence, Google Assistant has been helpful in getting things done easily using voice commands. The digital assistant not only offers you the best solutions for the queries you have but can also let you use an app on your device without needing to touch it. While Google Assistant already incorporated a Shortcuts feature earlier this year, Google has now made it much easier for you to get to certain portions of apps installed on your phone without configuring a shortcut for them.
In this post, we’ll explain what the “Hey Google” support for Android apps is all about and the list of commands that you can use at the time. Let’s get on with it.
What’s the new Google Assistant feature all about?
Google has now brought up an all-new functionality for its Assistant on Android phone letting users use simple voice commands to operate their favorite Android apps more conveniently. This should make it easy for users to get to specific areas of an app easily and just by using your voice.
With the “Hey Google” on Android apps enabled, you can order food, stream music, check your feed or post something on social media, get a cab, check your current orders, and much more. By default, the Assistant will need you to speak specifically with an app to perform tasks but you can also create custom shortcut phrases.
If you create custom shortcut phrases, you will be able to get things done without saying the name of an app. For example, you can make do by saying “Hey Google, lace it” instead of “Hey Google, tighten my shoes with Nike Adapt” to make the Nike Adapt to tighten your shoelaces. To learn more about creating Assistant shortcuts, refer to the guide we’ve prepared for you from down below:
Who can use the new ‘Hey Google for Apps’ feature and when?
The ability to use Google Assistant voice commands for apps is available for all Android phones running Android 8 or above and enabled with Google Assistant. What that means is, if you own an Android device in which you already use Google Assistant and its voice commands, you will be able to use the “Hey Google” command for navigating within Android apps.
Which apps support ‘Hey Google’ now on Android?
Google has confirmed that ‘Hey Google’ support for apps on Android is currently rolling out in English globally for “more than 30 of the top apps on Google Play”. The Mountain View company has also revealed that support for more apps will be coming as well. The ‘Hey Google’ is currently available for the following apps on Android:
- Nike Adapt
- Nike Run Club
Hey Google for Android Apps: List of Commands officially confirmed for now
At the time of its release, Google has confirmed that users can use the following voice commands with Google Assistant to get things done on Android apps that currently support ‘Hey Google’ functionality.
- “Hey Google, search cozy blankets on Etsy”
- “Hey Google, open Selena Gomez on Snapchat”
- Hey Google, send snap with Cartoon Lens
- “Hey Google, tighten my shoes with Nike Adapt”
- “Hey Google, log a berry smoothie on MyFitnessPal”
- “Hey Google, send a message to Rachel on Discord”
- “Hey Google, when is my Walmart order arriving”
- “Hey Google, check the news on Twitter”
- “Hey Google, order a smoothie on Postmates”
- “Hey Google, check my accounts on Mint”
- “Hey Google, start my run with Nike Run Club”
- “Hey Google, find Motivation Mix on Spotify”
What do you think about the new “Hey Google” functionality for apps on Android? Would it be useful for you? Let us know in the comments below.
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