AirpodsforGA app lets you activate Google Assistant using AirPods

AirpodsforGA app lets you activate Google Assistant using AirPods

So you can ask Google Assistant to find you the nearest restaurant where you now are or ask her to dictate to you your schedule for that day or to open an app for you on your smartphone. This caused a fragmentation regarding what Google Now, Google Assistant on the phone and Google Assistant from Google Home could do. Just keep in mind that there's no real Google Now integration to speak of right now, so if that's a decisive factor for you, tough luck! If you have a Nexus 5 or newer device, however, you'll be able to grab it. If you tried to do the same with Assistant on the phone though, you were greeted with an error message. Google Home owners were able to speak a command to play something on a particular Chromecast device, but if you tried this from Allo or the built-in Assistant feature then it wouldn't work.

We have a full-length guide here that explains how Google Assistant works on a range of products, from Android TV devices to the Allo app, and unfortunately, the experience sometimes changes, which can get confusing. Google is one step closer to achieving that now.

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If you're outside of the U.S., you're also going to miss out - for the time being, at least.

Google's been working hard to bridge this gap as much as possible, and in its latest attempt to do this, you can finally send videos and music to your Chromecast-enabled devices from the Google Assistant on your phone. Just make sure you install it as a system application so that the Google Feed appears when you swipe left, otherwise the app won't have the permissions to make that work.