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Best Google Assistant Tricks, Tips & Skills

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Google Assistant is an integral part of our lives it has made our lives easier by doing our small tasks with just a command. If I say that it is the best thing at times when we are lonely, I wouldn’t be wrong. No doubt, it is the best virtual assistant in our phones and also when it comes to smart speakers. Google Assistant including Siri and Bixby are the most user-friendly assistants one can have. Sadly, we do not even know the versatility of it and do not use it in its full potential. Many people would be astonished to know that there are many Google Assistant Tricks that can make our lives easier.

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Looking for Google Assistant Tricks? Here you go!

As far as normal tips are concerned such as getting translations, playing games and getting some important information’s, we know the use of Google Assistant. However, there are some tips and tricks which are very useful but remain unnoticed by most of the users.

So if you are looking for best Google assistant tricks or commands or google home skills, you have come to the right place.

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Below mentioned are the 15 Google Assistant tricks and tips:

Choose the Right Google Account:

If you have multiple Google Accounts, this is the most important tip that you should follow. Firstly, make sure that you are using the right Google account that has connected the assistant.  The account that you use the most will have a better understanding of your searches. For enjoying the google voice assistant tricks, one should configure this step before anything else.

1. Enable Ok Google Option:

By enabling the Ok Google option, Google Assistant will recognize your voice and whenever you will say ok Google it will get active. To enable this option, follow these steps:

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  • Hold down the home button
  • Open Google Assistant
  • Tap on three vertical dots in the top right corner of your screen
  • Click on settings
  • Now enable the “Ok Google” toggle

Now your phone will be enabled and will get active when you will say ok google however it will also enable on other voices.

2. Blocking/Unblocking of Offensive Words:

We understand, that Google Assistant is fun for children and one can make it children-friendly by enabling blocking offensive words options. In this way, you can block bad offensive words from searches. This is one of my favorite tricks for google assistant.

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This option can be found in the setting menu of the Google assistant under the voice tab.

3. Tell Me a joke:

Google assistant is the most reliable thing one should have. It acts as the best source of enjoyment if someone knows about google assistant cool tricks. The best thing is that it has a very good personality. All you need to do it to ask it to tell you a joke. Say “Tell me A Joke” and laugh your heart out at funny jokes. If you are looking for Google Assistant cool tricks, this is one of it.

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4. Play a Music:

You are getting bored? No worries, here is you ultimate boredom killer, Google Assistant. Ask it to play a random music video. You will get the best choice from YouTube.

You can watch a whole video from just one click. Once you have watched one video, you will get more recommendations to make you enjoy.

5. Play a Game:

Are you done with listening to music? It’s fine, there are other plenty of things that you can do with Google Assistant. Ask your Google Assistant games with you and it will provide you with plenty of choices. However, the best game to play with google assistant is quizzes.

You will be provided with choices such as normal, hard or difficult. Depending on your knowledge, you can choose anyone offer. The quizzes are asked from subjects such as sports, entertainments and maths

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6. Change your name:

Do you want to have some good name? It’s ok, you tell the assistant to call you from that specific name. There are times when people want to be called from their nicknames however you cannot force a human to call you with this name. However, the Assistant will listen to you.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Go to the settings menu on the app.
  • Scroll down to find the options for personalizing your account
  • Change your nickname in there.

Now when you will talk to the assistant, you can ask him to take your nickname.

7. Tell Assistant you are Hungry:

There are times when you feel hungry and you don’t know what to eat. All you need to do is to tell the assistant that you are hungry and it will give you loads of options for restaurants that are in your local area.

8. Open apps:

Gone are days when you used to find for the app on your phone by scrolling here and there. Now you only need to tell google assistant to open any app for you.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Say open followed by the name of the app that you want to be opened

It also works with a third-party app that are not created by Google. In this way, you can open any app without touching your phone.

9. Identify the Song:

This is one of the most used features of google assistant. It has the ability to identify songs. I love listening to songs but when I do not recognize it, I take the help of Google assistant. You only need to say “Ok Google, identify this song”. It will identify the song in just seconds. It will also automatically add this song to the playlist in a chronological manner.

10. Select Google Assistant Voice of your own Choice:

Yes, Google Assistant comes with a female voice having an American accent. If you have got bored of it, you can easily change it. YOu will be surprised to know that Google Assistant supports both men and women voices with different accents.

To change Google Assistant voice, you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Preferences
  • Click on Assistant Voice
  • Now select the voice of your own choice.

These were the best google assistant tricks 2020.  If you have some better tips for using google assistant, feel free to share it with us.

11. Use Google Assistant without Unlocking your phone:

Have you ever wondered if you can use ok Google without even unlocking your phone? Well, Google assistant can assist you to do that. You love that Google Assistant replies to your voice even when your phone screen is off, however, you get irritated when your PIN password and fingerprint methods surface on the screen thus needing an additional step to unlock your phone.

Though, thanks to Google Assistant, you can now bypass these extra steps by using the voice command to use it without unlocking your phone.

You can do this by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open the Google Widget and tap on the top right corner. Click on Settings as shown in the image.

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  • After you enter the settings, now click on Google Assistant. Afterward, from the Google Assistant menu, click on the ‘Lock Screen’ as illustrated in the image.

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  • Afterward, click on ‘Yes, I’m in’ as you can see in the given image.

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  • Now from the next interface, toggle on the Assistant response on the lock screen.

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  • Finally, you will be able to access Google Assistant without touching or unlocking your phone.

12. Google Assistant can Read the Webpages for you:

If you have turned on the ok Google then the Google Assistant can even read the web pages for you. Whenever a web article is launched on your browser on your Android smartphone, you will just have to say, “Hey Google, read it” or “Hey Google, read this page for me” and conclusively, the Google Assistant will read aloud the published content on that web page. It is also one of the best Google Assistant commands for enhanced accessibility. The feature allows you to determine the speed at which Google Assistant reads, and assists you to follow along with the highlighted content as the pages auto-scroll. Furthermore, the Google Assistant can also translate the particular web page from the language it was written to your language of preferred choice.

13. Google Assistant can tell you the Sports Scores and Results:

For all the sports enthusiasts, Google Assistant can also assist them to find sports scores and results. You can easily find out who won yesterday’s big game. Like, in the case of cricket, you just need to say, ‘Hey Google, who won the final of the T20 World Cup?’ or more specifically ‘Did Australia win the final or Newzealand?’ and it will provide you the results in an instant. Simultaneously, you can also apply it to all other sports like football, hockey, badminton, etc. So, be smart and the assistant about anything.

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14. Get suggestions for vacation spots:

Are you feeling bored and exhausted from your daily routine. and want to hang out with your friends? Well, Google Assistant can help you with that too. If you’re seeking a vacation spot, Google Assistant can assist you as a virtual trip planner. You just need to ask the Google Assistant, “Ok Google, what are some great vacation ideas or spots?” if you have the resources to make a trip anywhere.  More specifically, you can also ask, “What are the best spots for vacation in November” and it will provide you with the most appropriate result. Consequently, Google Assistant will find search results, and you can click on them for more information.

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15. Google Assistant can help you find your favorite movies:

If there is a holiday season going and you have nothing to do and want to just sit back while enjoying your favorite movie or TV show. For example, if you want to enjoy the best Netflix shows or best Netflix movies with your friends and family, you just need to say that ok Google stream ‘dark (a season on Netflix)’ and it will provide you with the desired results. However, sometimes, when you are looking for an older movie, it may not work appropriately, but for newer movies or shows, it works just fine.

Conclusion:

We hope that you found this article helpful and learned a few new Google Assistant tips and tricks. If you like our article or have any queries regarding do mention them in the comment section.

Also Read: Google Assistant Brings Audio News Feature

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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