Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an app that works with Google's voice assistant. The company has spread the app to multiple platforms through partnerships with other services....

Google Assistant review

11 Aug 2020

Google Assistant is an app that works with Google's voice assistant. The company has spread the app to multiple platforms through partnerships with other services. According to the developer, the app can control millions of devices, including watches and TVs.

Interface: Minimalism at Its Finest 10/10

The app communicates with other apps through media sessions. It uses intents to launch apps and start playback. You can ask questions or explore the way the app connects to third-party services. Google Assistant allows you to accomplish many tasks by integrating with other apps. It will also show packages on their way to you, weather forecast and calendar events.

Features: Issue Voice Commands 10/10

With Google Assistant, you can give voice commands to your devices and perform a voice search. Since the app knows and understands context, it can react in a smart way. Therefore, it encourages conversational interactions instead of simply reacting to commands. It allows you to modify shortcuts to quickly perform actions on your phone. Google promises more interactive features in the future.

If you don't want to give voice commands, you can type out your question. The app doesn't require any setup to work, but you can change the settings to make the assistant work to your liking. The app can speak many languages (you should say something like "Be my French interpreter") and submit written translations to aid a conversation.

Usability: Simple and Effective 10/10

Sometimes, all you need is a simple answer. In 2020, Google added an article-reading feature with the ability to read web pages aloud in 40 languages. The app can also give you a random number or flip a coin. You can even say "crystal ball" and trust the app with your fate. At the same time, Google is constantly adding compatibility with new devices. It's worth keeping track of new partnerships to see if it expanded into something that interests you.

Compatibility: Available on All Platforms 10/10

Google Assistant first launched on Google Home and Google Pixel phones, but now it's available on all devices, including Android TV and Wear OS. However, you need Android 5 or higher to perform some actions. It can send messages and read the news, all with one short command. You can inform the app that you're on the way home and broadcast your message to the speakers.

Summary

Google Assistant brings smart devices to your fingerprints. It lets you build custom conversational experience and offers natural language understanding capabilities. Pleasant animations and a user-friendly interface enhance your interactions. Whether you do, it's ready to help.

  • Interface 10
  • Menu and Features 10
  • Usability 10
  • Any glitches? 10
Emily Irish Editor

Leave a comment

Popular Reviews

  • Word Connect - Word... Word Connect is a word puzzle type game released in 2017. The most common reason to download Word Connect is the promised possibility to earn...
    • 16 Aug 2020
    • Amy Morton
  • Toy Blast Toy Blast is a free colorful puzzle game suitable for all ages. Developed by Peak Games, the game has won over the hearts of almost...
    • 20 Aug 2020
    • Amy Morton
  • Tik Tok Tik Tok is a Chinese application where members share brief video clips with around one billion of its other users. Download Tik Tok and immerse...
    • 22 Aug 2020
    • Hilary Giorgi
  • Fortnite Fortnite is a Battle Royale game that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. When 100 people are dropped onto an island, who...
    • 11 Aug 2020
    • Hilary Giorgi
  • Libby, by OverDrive Libby is an app that helps you get started with reading digital books and magazines. With thousands of titles at your fingerprints, you'll always have...
    • 15 Mar 2018
    • Amy Morton
  • Telegram X Telegram X is an application released in January 2018, that proved to be a quicker, simpler and less energy-consuming alternative of the Telegram we already...
    • 23 Aug 2020
    • Emily Irish