+ Wednesday October 16th, 2019

Google Assistant is working its way into our lives in a deeper and more meaningful ways. For those users who have made the decision to simplify electronic life and move to Chromebooks, there’s good news with Google looking to bring the Assistant to more Chromebooks.

This is all happening through the latest version of ChromeOS that brings the Assistant along with it. Depending on your model of Chromebook, Assistant may not be enabled by default so that’s the first step.

Enabling Assistant on your Chromebook

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Go to settings, Search and Assistant, Google Assistant
  2. Enable Assistant, you may need to voice train your assistant if you’ve not done so in the past
  3. ”Hey Google” will now do your bidding (within reason and capability)

If you don’t want to use the voice trigger, “Search” + “a” will also work for you to trigger the Assistant.

There is an ever-evolving array of tasks that you can complete using Google Assistant: Controlling your smart devices, viewing security devices around your home, controlling streaming media and controlling your calendar are barely scratching the surface.

If you’re a Chromebook user, will you be using the Assistant when you get the latest update to Chrome OS?

Source: Google Blog.

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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