Google Assistant Receives ‘Hey Google’ Phrase Support; Rolling Out to Every Smartphone

By December 16th, 2017 AT 8:14 PM

Tired of interacting with your smartphone by saying ‘Ok Google?‘ Well, Google Assistant gains support for ‘Hey Google‘ phrase, and the update is already rolling out to all the customers across the globe. Users can now interact with their smartphone with both ‘Ok Google’ and ‘Hey Google’ phrases.

Google Home Bluetooth Speaker already has support for this ‘Hey Google‘ phrase for quite some time now, and it’s good to see Google rolling out this feature to every Google Assistant enabled device. I received this feature right after updating my OnePlus 5T to the latest OxygenOS 4.5.7 OTA update.

That said, this feature is being rolled out to users with the latest Google App 7.17.28 version. So, make sure that you’ve updated the Google app on your Android smartphone. We’re not sure whether this feature is made available for Apple iOS users at the moment.

After installing the latest Google App, it will send a notification asking you to retrain your voice model. Previously, Google used to train the voice only one phrase- ‘Ok Google’, and it used to register the voice for three times. But now, the scenario is different.

You have to register your voice for four times- twice with ‘Ok Google’ phrase, and twice with ‘Hey Google’ phrase. And the best part is you can interact with the device using both the phrases. You can alternatively download the Google App from apkmirror.

Google has been actively adding new features to its virtual assistant, the Google Assistant. Recently, at the Google for India event in New Delhi, the search giant announced the Google Assistant for Reliance JioPhone and also expecting it to be made available for other feature phones too in the future. Google Assistant will be made available to Android Lollipop running smartphones, and even for Android Tablets.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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