Google Assistant for iOS originally launched in the U.S. App Store back in May, but now it has expanded to the UK, Germany and France for iPhone users.
The Assistant allows users to speak to it using your voice, allowing you to do things such as the following:
– Make quick phone calls (e.g. “Call Mom.”)
– Send text messages (e.g. “Text my bestie.”)
– Email your boss (e.g. “Here is the latest TPS report.”)
– Set reminders (e.g. “Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.”)
– Set calendar events (e.g. “Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.”)
– Play music (e.g. “Play jazz music on YouTube.”)
– Navigate places (e.g. “Get me directions home.”)
– Weather information (e.g. “Do I need an umbrella today?”)
This expansion is a good sign for Canadians who want to download the app from the Canadian App Store, as it means we could be getting it soon. Google Assistant already exists somewhat within the Google Allo iOS app, which is available here.
Why the delay on the Canadian launch? Maybe extra time is being spent to support both Canadian English and French.
Click here to download Google Assistant for iPhone in the U.S. App Store.