What is Google Assistant? An Artificial Intelligence Voice App
As Apple/iOS phones have Siri and Amazon has Alexa, so is Google Assistant to Android Phones. Just as the name implies, Google Assistant is a Google product which basically assists Google in carrying out activities using voice commands, voice searches and activated device control.
The way Google assistant is designed, it can carry on conversation-like interactions with a smart device user. Note however that Google Assistant isn't only limited to voice but text entries, and weill follow whatever form of conversation it is engaged in.
Google Now or Google Assistant?
You must realize that before the launch of Google Assistant, there was an extension of Google called Google Now which was made to be personal to a user. Google Now was at that time responsible for pulling out relevant information for you.
Now, Google Assistant is a fusion of Google Now but with more voice control features
in addition to texts entries.
The way it functions is important because now you don't have to perform tasks manually. You can use Google Assistant unless you choose to perform said tasks manually. Simple voice commands get the jobs done for you. All you need to begin is state wake words like "Okay Google" or "Hey Google".
Google assistant has many FEATURES but we are going to look at just a few of those FEATURES below:
- Supports smart home navigation.
- Accesses information (either personal or impersonal) from a user.
- It can browse the internet to discover new information for user.
- Creates Timers for you the user.
- It can open apps and read your notifications to you.
- Supported to send messages on your behalf.
- Google Assistant can play games with you and even control your music.
Pros of Google Assistant:
- It makes it easy to reply messages and stay in touch with family and friends.
- You get quick answers to bugging questions fast by using Google assistant instead of manually searching the internet.
- Google assistant ensures you tick off all your to-do tasks for the day as it helps you take notes, set timers and alarms, etc.
- You could kill boredom by playing games with Google Assistant.
- It makes navigating your smart home as simple as only voice commands. Reduces stressful motion.
- It will cost you data to get constant reminders and I upcoming events because this assistant works with the internet.
- You will feel like you are being monitored and you are. That is the price for all the personal information it gathers to perform your basic tasks.
Download and install Google Assistant on your Laptop or Desktop computer
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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:
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Select your PC version:
- Windows 7-10
- Windows 11
If you want to install and use the Google Assistant app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:
Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac
Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .
Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac
Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.
Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11
Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Google Assistant in the search bar and press Search. Click on Google Assistantapplication icon. A window of Google Assistant on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.
Step 4: for Mac OS
Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Google Assistant for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one
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How to download and install Google Assistant on Windows 11
To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.
Steps to setup your pc and download Google Assistant app on Windows 11:
- Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
Check if Google Assistant already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
Go to the Amazon App store and search for "Google Assistant". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the Google Assistant app.
- RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
- Storage: SSD
- Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
- AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
- Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
To find Google Assistant Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the Google Assistant app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.
Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is Google Assistant app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».
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Google Assistant Software Features and Description
Google Assistant helps you get everyday tasks done more easily and is thoughtfully designed to offer help throughout your day while keeping your information private, safe and secure.
Set reminders, get quick answers, find directions with Google Maps, and more while on-the-go with the help of your Google Assistant.
With the Assistant app, you can:
- Send text messages (e.g. "Text Kat “I’m on my way”)
- Set reminders (e.g. "Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah")
- Play music (e.g. "Play jazz music on YouTube")
- Navigate places (e.g. "Navigate to the nearest coffee shop")
- Weather information (e.g. "What’s the weather today")
- Learn more about your privacy controls (e.g., “Where can I change my privacy settings?”)
-Delete your recent Google Assistant activity (e.g., “Delete what I said this week”)
Top Pcmac Reviews
What went wrong.
By cavila55 (Pcmac user)
I had an iPhone 6s and I used this app with my fossil watch and it worked great. I got my text messages and phones calls and reminders and all. But then something went wrong with this app. I did an update and then it stopped working. I was no longer getting my text messages. Everything else was working fine. So I removed the app and then downloaded it again hoping it would work and it did not not. So then I thought maybe it was my phone because it was an older iPhone and the app was updated maybe there were some changes and my phone just was not getting it due to being old. So I upgraded my I phone to an iPhone XS Max hoping it would work. Excited to get the app downloaded and updated and set up my watch to my new phone and nothing. Still no text messages. I was very disappointed. I just don’t understand what went wrong if it was working fine before. Please go back and check to see what you did a few updates ago that changed to not receiving text messages any more. With every update I have hope that I will get my text messages again and still nothing no text messages coming in. That is the only thing that is missing from this app update and I don’t know why or what happened to stop receiving text messages. Please bring back the text messages so I can use this app again with my I phone.
I love it so much more than Siri
By The JMFJ (Pcmac user)
For the user that wants it to tell your daily reminders or your whole week at once you can easily add it in your routines. It’s as easy as saying “good morning” and it tells your events for the day. It will send texts and play music and read you the news and tell you if there’s traffic on your normal commute all with one command “I’m up or Good morning”. You can even tell the app that you are on your way home and it will text whomever you have it set up to and or broadcast to the speakers in your house to let everyone know that you you are indeed leaving work. It is so much easier than telling Siri to text each person and telling her 4-5 times just to get “one task done”. Even dinner is ready and it broadcasts to the kids rooms or phones just set it up. This is A+++
Has Potential but Falls Short for iPhone 6 Plus
By KrogerCouponer (Pcmac user)
Does not have the ability to wake from sleep when plugged into my car which means that I have to wake Siri to open the Google Assistant App while driving my car.
Does not have the ability to silence my phone or take it off of silence because it is an iPhone.
The only time it is useful is in the morning when I click on the microphone and say, “Good morning Google.” At that time it follows the routine. I have gone over every setting and it does not provide the hands free usage which makes it useless. When I ask for it to tell me the weather or traffic, it pulls up the websites. It is no better than Siri in any way and is actually deficient because I can use Siri hands free while driving. I can wake Siri with, “Hey Siri,” while it is plugged in and can tell it to send text messages, read text messages, open apps like music, notepad, etc. Because I use Google for most things, I was looking forward to the Google Assistant but rarely use it and am likely to delete it.
By bullyingiswrong (Pcmac user)
seriously, google assistant is way batter than Siri and Alexa. shes so helpful and has so much personality which is kinda ironic for a bot. shes fun and i love her use of emojis and sound effects. the only thing i would suggest is that google gives her a name or nickname, like how Siri and Alexa have. when you ask “whats your name?” or “what can i call you?” she simply says that her name is Google Assistant. i have tried asking if i could change it or give her one but its not something they allow you to do. i feel like she should have an actual name (because saying “Google Assistant” is a bit inconvenient and i'm sure everyone else would agree) otherwise we should have the option to give her a nickname just like we’re given the option to tell her to “call me ___” or “my name is ___”