Google Assistant

Google, Inc.

Utilities Productivity
This version of the app is not recommended   
Current Version (24)
All time (994)
App last updated Jan 17, 2018
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New in version 1.2.1109

We've updated the app to bring you the best Assistant experience. This release has bug fixes and stability improvements.

Description

Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.

Find answers and get things done while on-the-go with the help of your Google Assistant. Remind yourself to stop by the store, pull up your travel photos to show a friend, or make a dinner reservation.

With the Assistant app, you can:
- Make quick phone calls (e.g. "Call Mom.")
- Send text messages (e.g. "Text my bestie.")
- Email your boss (e.g. "Here is the latest TPS report.")
- Set reminders (e.g. "Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.")
- Set calendar events (e.g. "Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.")
- Play music (e.g. "Play jazz music on YouTube.")
- Navigate places (e.g. "Get me directions home.")
- Weather information (e.g. "Do I need an umbrella today?")

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Better than Siri
rking05 on 1/23/2018
Better and more accurate than Siri
Make it work on iPad
Alven Riakio on 1/22/2018
Make it compatible for iPad.
“Updated the app”
xorgate on 1/19/2018
So, what did you update? I wish Apple would deny updated apps like this that says NOTHING about what changed?
Could be great
chardros on 1/18/2018
Google assistant is fantastic at answering questions and that’s about it. For home automation is has the serious flaw of not knowing which room it’s in, even when you go through the effort of assigning it to one. If you say “hey google, turn the lights on”, and you are standing in the kitchen talking to a google home that has been assigned to the kitchen you’d expect the kitchen lights to come on. Alas you’d be wrong, for every light in the house will turn on (assuming all lights are connected to some sort of smart hub). By contrast, Alexa nails this correctly. Siri behaves like Google, having no concept of a Siri listener assigned to a location. Beyond this, Google assisting fails at certain tasks if you’re using a G Suite account. For example, it cannot read calendar information from a G Suite account. This is baffling since Alexa can. Google wrote assistant and G Suite... how does Amazon support this and Google doesn’t? It boggles the mind... If google solves some of these extremely frustrating problems, the platform will become a lot more compelling, as the conversational component does feel a lot more natural than any other assistant.
Awful Smart Home Integration
Squatting Hen on 1/17/2018
I am extremely frustrated at trying to have my smart devices work correctly with Google Home/Assistant. I have numerous devices all setup with Smartthings, including ceiling fans, lamps, outlets, and light switches that all work with voice commands. I have been using Alexa for a while now and have not had any issues operating my smart devices, but I did purchase 6 Google Home Minis, with the intention of moving form Amazon to Google. Unfortunately, if what I am experiencing can’t be corrected, I will have to abandon Google Home for Smart Home/Smart Devices. What I am experiencing is that Google is grouping all of my “lights” “lamps” “outlets” together. This needs to be optional, or we need the option to be able to select which lights/lamps/outlets we would want in this group. For us, if someone says to turn on the lamp and accidentally forgets to use the name of the lamp, all the lamps turn on. Same with a lights, they all turn on or off. Completely unacceptable. People sleeping are being woken up because of this. We have kids and if they say turn on my lamp instead of the name of the lamp then all the lamps/lights turn on. All of them. With Alexa, if you don't say the name (or group you create) it will let you know more than one device shares that name, which one did you want? You can then clarify. With that, no unwanted lights turn on or off. Is there something I am missing? This can’t be right? If so, Google developers must not utilize smart home devices. Or the only have one of each device.
Good, but restricted by apple.
theecalvinator on 1/16/2018
I love Google assistant. I use it in my home for home control, alarms, questions, etc... However the app on iPhone is restricting. You have to go through steps of opening it like a normal app (I know that's just an Apple thing) but what gets me is reminders and directions. I'll use my Google home to set reminders to do something but my iPhone will not pop up with that reminder at the location or time I chose. Likewise, when I ask for directions it says "I sent them to your phone" but nothing ever come through. I use to be able to get reminders and such on my iPhone but they do not come through anymore like they are supposed to.
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Kevin Goodrich on 1/15/2018
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Great app
gotogupta on 1/15/2018
It's definitely better than Siri but I wish I could say okay google in the app.
Nice
SubjectTea9 on 1/13/2018
Nice, but I think I'll keep Siri. Google is great on Android, and Siri is great on iPhone! I use Google Assistant on my Android devices.
This is awesome but
PatPHIN on 1/13/2018
Every passing iteration of this app that does not have support for Apple watch annoys me. Google Apple work it out already. You all need each other
Great app!!
an iDevice user on 1/12/2018
Please add support for iPad
Please develop an Apple watch app
Guidefreitas on 1/12/2018
Please develop an Apple watch app
Better then Siri!! Sorry Siri.... (Recommend)!
MichaelTD16 on 1/12/2018
Fast and simple as any google product! No lag when speaking or asking google assistant! Siri always had that issue! 🤯 Great alternative if you want a fast and lag free assistant! 🤩
iPad Version
AMzee1543 on 1/12/2018
A great app but there’s no iPad version so don’t use it.
Needs to be iPad Native
timmc94 on 1/12/2018
Google Assistant is really nice to have on my iPhone and iPad. It does some things better than Siri, some things worse... mainly it’s more fun but less useful than Siri, but that’s mainly due to lack of system integration. My main complaint with this app is that it doesn’t run native on iPad. Seriously, at this point what excuse does an app have not to run native on iPad?? Apple has made it extremely easy to scale apps up for the bigger screen and higher resolution, and for an app with as simple of an interface as Google Assistant it would be rather easy to make it run beautifully at fullscreen on iPad using UIKit and AutoLayout. They could also optimize it for SplitView rather easily as well, which would be extremely helpful when multitasking. I hope they get on that, because it would make this app so much better!
Broken
RyTunes05 on 1/12/2018
I have tried linking my alarm.com account AND my Uber account and the google assistant internal web browser will not complete the link to the respective account. I have performed all app updates possible, I’m on the newest iOS software version, and I have verified that my log in information is correct. Very frustrating after setting up multiple google home devices throughout my house!
Best thing ever
Anand1233 on 1/11/2018
I like it because it understands every single thing I say in my Indian accent
Needs improvement
Kvlvni on 1/10/2018
Hello, I would like to start off by saying that I have the google home as well. Truthfully the google assistant could use bug fixes/improvements on the fact that it cannot respond and or process multiple sentences at once (ex. Would be asking it multiple questions in one sentence.) Also can’t define government descriptions . Such as (ex. Policies or laws.) last but not least is the hassle of always having it plugged in. It isn’t portable. Billion dollar company but won’t listen to what the people want. Smh lastly is the display on the google assistant app. I think it should display porous of why you're describing or little-handwritten examples or drawings. That is all. Peace out🧐
Update feature on google asst
Raymond771997 on 1/10/2018
I really the google home features, I believe if you guys inc the similar on to this app it will help people under stand the use of the google home speaker into their life I know it works for me
Device overheating what for?!
BadUXeverywhere00 on 1/10/2018
iPhone 8 gets too warm even when app is in running in background. Removed after just couple of hours. And phone temperature returned to normal. This must not happen with google developed app. Care to explain Google?
Expect better from Google
[Jim] on 1/10/2018
Overly bloated and no iPad support. This app and Google Home and "the Google app" should be rolled into one and slimmed massively as those 3 apps are a bigger download than Quake III. One star from me, for now.
Unable to connect Hue lights
Rc2711 on 1/9/2018
I sign in to Phillips and it circles and circles and then it says “something went wrong, try again”.
Every digital assistant is equal
bashir the clown on 1/9/2018
The Google assistant is equal to Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Bixby. So shut up all you people that are saying that the Google assistant is better than other digital assistants.
Better than Siri but Android version is much better.
Agent Cobalt on 1/9/2018
Very well disigned Asistant.
Please Add Apple Watch
frankfrank1986 on 1/8/2018
You have GOT to add an Apple Watch app integration ASAP. I need some way to summon google assistant while my phone is in my pocket. Once you do this, I can finally banish Siri and use google assistant with my airpods + Apple Watch combo. Until you give me a way to call google assistant from the Watch, I am stuck with Siri.
Far better than Siri
Westintheeast on 1/7/2018
Much more useful and accurate than Siri, which I have given up on.
As an iPhone only (not IPad) app, it will never get a top rating from me
zvalueman on 1/6/2018
When they decided that Google Home needs to call Google assistant, they ruined the experience of Google Home. I run an iPad, not an iPhone, and typically I run the iPad in Landscape. When you start google home in Landscape and then Press settings, you are forced to look sideways, or change the orientation of your iPad. This is not acceptable and every release says they are trying to improve the user experience, but they never fix this. So until they do I will continue to only give a couple of stars.
Laggy
rocket3500 on 1/5/2018
Iphone X - unfortunately app is barely working , lags several seconds on any input
Add iPad support
Ethan1780ix on 1/5/2018
Needs iPad support
Best voice assistant app or there!
LewLord65 on 1/5/2018
This app puts Siri to shame...
Great, but..
HickNolman on 1/4/2018
I love this app I use it more than Siri but I wish there was an apple watch app offered :(
Amazing
Saucebrownie on 1/2/2018
Assistant is fantastic. It understands what I’m saying way better than Siri does and it gives me actual quick information instead of just giving me web searches like Siri does. You can also type into it when you don’t want to speak to it, unlike Siri. I wish I could replace Siri with google assistant. You should try it out.
Works well
🏈🏀👌🏻 on 1/1/2018
It works well, especially considering it’s a free app. I can easily access the weather, the news and sports scores. The one disadvantage is that I can’t link it to my Amazon music and Sling TV account (you can link it to the more popular Spotify and Netflix). All in all vastly better than Siri and doesn’t cost anything!
Notifications don’t always work
Mmclaren016 on 12/31/2017
I got a couple of google home products for Christmas and was so excited to use them, however, when it came to adding reminders by voice, my notifications would never come up on my phone when it reached the time I set them for. Other than that, app works great.
It won't show things in metric
L4 Rey on 12/29/2017
Please stop showing me things in imperial units. I've already set my phone, my Google account, and everything else to English (Canada) in hopes to get metric Only but this app still refuses to do so. Please change this. That is my only complaint because other than that, this app is bloody fantastic.
Calendar Sync
Joey2829 on 12/29/2017
I received a Google Home for Christmas. This app and google Home has no way of syncing my calendar. It seems to have eliminated this option since instructions online says there’s is a “calendar” button in the bottom under Services. This does not.
Where support for iPad and Apple watch?
MattWarren629 on 12/28/2017
iPad and Apple watch support is needed.
Goodbye Siri
Siri Fenbui on 12/25/2017
The best assistant compared to Siri imo. Common Apple, you can do better. Please listen to your customers.
Doesn’t work
jms4kids on 12/25/2017
Recent update refuses to work. It sometimes start with not connected to network error message which is wrong or crash after a blank screen after start up.
It's all right
nyneisgaming on 12/23/2017
Better than Siri I guess
Doesn't respond via text sometimes
mister__paul on 12/23/2017
This voice assistant is definitely the best by far. I wish I could make it my default. My only problem with it is that most time it just doesn't respond when I ask for something via text. It happens a lot
MUCH nicer than other assistants
Giana_Blueberry on 12/22/2017
The google assistant is very friendly and has lots of features
Spanish in speaker jbl link 20
Titolz on 12/19/2017
Necesito que agreguen el español en Google assistant que viene integrado en el speaker jbl link 20.
Great app but...
Damian D. on 12/18/2017
Until recently the app was crashing all the time when sending a text. That seems to have been fixed now. My only request would be the capability of being able to send video messages. It’s nice that now we can send a picture text but video text would be amazing!
Lots of promise--some bugs
m56335 on 12/16/2017
Very much enjoy using this app. It replaced Siri on my phone for many tasks, including sending text messages (voice language recognition is much better). Nonetheless, some buggy app behavior forced me to abandon it for the time being. Most annoying in my case was a bug interrupting music etc everytime I was on Bluetooth in my car. Assistant's voice would break in with something along the lines of, "Sorry, I'm not able to do that right now, you can do that on your phone." Over and over. Once I removed the app, this behavior stopped. I'll wait for a few more updates before trying this out again.
I ❤️ her
Jess2200 on 12/14/2017
Google assistant is 10 times better than Siri. She's smarter, and her delivery if just cleaner. Granted there are some limitations to what she can do on the iPhone, but I would honestly rather use Google over Siri. I've owned an Android before with the assistant integrated into the phone and that was amazing. Being able to just ask her to play any of my songs or playlist from Spotify was awesome. In the car I could be totally hands free, she reads and responds to texts flawlessly. Something that I have a lot of trouble with with Siri. She usually can't understand what I'm trying to say which is aggrevating. Idk apple needs to step their game up when it comes to AI. Google is the way to go.
Will not order google home mini.
Wiseroscoe on 12/14/2017
I set up google express to order google home mini and it can not find it on Walmart so you can not get the $25 gift cards. Very disappointed.
Fantastic
U.S.Marine Sniper/8541 on 12/13/2017
Much better than Siri!
Broken
Bob t. Chicken on 12/11/2017
Google web result and news cards are broken, halving the functionality of the app.
Boss
anonoymus lover on 12/10/2017
Best app ever
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Utilities
  • Released: May 18, 2017
  • Current Version Released: Jan 17, 2018
  • Version: 1.2.1109
  • Size: 238.7 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 17+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: English; French; German; Italian; Japanese; Portuguese; Spanish; Castilian;
  • Parental Advisory: Unrestricted Web Access;