Google Assistant 101: How To Make It Enjoyable And Useful For You





Google Assistant is an amazing AI service that can do all sorts of things for you. It's also a voice for your home device. We're going to cover all of this in this guide, but first: what exactly is Google Assistant?


What is Google Assistant

Google Assistant is a voice-activated AI that is available on many devices, including Google Home and Google Pixel. It can do things like answer questions, play games with you, remind you of upcoming events, manage your calendar and more. You can also use it to control smart home devices such as thermostats and lights. The AI learns from your interactions with it so the more you use it the better it will understand what you want or need.


Google Assistant can help you set reminders

Reminders are one of the best tools Google Assistant has to offer. You can set reminders for specific times, or at a specific location; you can set reminders for specific people, or for yourself; you can even set up recurring events like "remind me to take my medicine every day at 8am." For example: if there's something on your calendar that needs constant reminding—say it's time to eat lunch—you could say "OK Google, remind me to eat lunch" and then specify that it's every day at noon. Or if there are things that need reminding only once in a while (like taking out the trash), just speak up when that moment arrives: "OK Google, remind me I have garbage."


Google Assistant can help you with translations

With Google Assistant, you can translate text or speech in over 100 languages and have it sent to your phone. It'll even let you ask for the translations without having to open up your phone first.

How does it work? If you say "Hey Google, translate hello into Spanish", then the Assistant will automatically convert the word "hello" into Spanish for you. It'll tell you what the translation is before it sends it off to your phone so that there's no mistranslation happening on their end either!


Google Assistant can help you with directions

Google Assistant can help you with directions. First, say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google.” Then ask one of the following questions:

  • How do I get to [destination]?
  • What is the best route to [destination]?
  • What’s the traffic like on my way to [destination]?
  • How far is it from here to [destination]?
  • How long does it take to get there by car?  In a wheelchair, motorcycle, or public transportation (e.g., bus)?


Google Assistant can help you with music

Google Assistant can help you with music. If you're in a hurry, ask it to play "some" or "a little bit" of a song by name; if you have time to spare, tell it to play any song from an artist.

If you want the full experience, use your voice and let Google do the work:

  • "Play 'Let It Go' from Frozen."
  • "Play some rock."
  • "Play 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow.'"


Google Assistant can provide you with sports scores.

If you're a sports fan, Google Assistant can be your new best friend. It can provide you with the latest game score, top headlines and even highlights from games that just happened. To get started, ask your Google Assistant for "the score of [game]," such as "What was the score of last night's basketball game?" If there is more than one game in progress at any given time, Google will provide results for each one individually rather than listing them all together.


Google Assistant can help you with your workouts

Google Assistant can help you with your workout routine. If you want someone else (Google) to provide you with a workout plan, track your progress and goals, and even give suggestions about what activities should be included in your routine, then this is a great option for you!


Google Assistant can help you with recipes

Google Assistant can help you with recipes. If you don't have time to read through the whole recipe, or if you're just not sure what part of the process is next, Google Assistant will show you step-by-step instructions for every detail from prepping ingredients to cooking times and temperatures. Google Assistant also makes grocery shopping more efficient by helping find recipes for things that are in your fridge or pantry right now. It will even recommend substitutes based on what’s already in there!


Google Assistant can turn on your lights and other home devices

Google Assistant can turn on your lights and other home devices. Perhaps the best-known feature of Google Home is its ability to control your smart home devices, including those from Nest, Philips Hue, and others. If you have an Android phone with NFC technology, you can use Google Assistant to turn on your lights or other home devices. All you need to do is tap the device against the back of your phone or laptop—and voila! The light turns on!


Google Assistant can help you find your phone

If you’re the kind of person that misplaces their phone at least once a day, Google Assistant will be a huge help. You can ask it to find your phone and it’ll ring loudly so that you can hear it from wherever it is in the house or office.


Google Assistant can read an article to you

You can ask Google to read the article aloud. This can be really useful when you're doing something else and want to follow along with what's being said in an article, but don't have time to sit down and read it. The Google app will even let you choose your preferred speed for reading aloud: slow, medium or fast!



Google Assistant is a powerful tool that can make your daily routine easier. It can provide you with information, turn on your lights, and help you find your phone if it’s lost. The best part about Google Assistant? You can use it from anywhere, as long as there’s an internet connection available!

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