Google Assistant Lands on the iPad

The Google Assistant can run side-by-side with the Google Calendar app on an iPad.                  Google

This iPad version follows last May's launch of Google Assistant on iPhone.

Google Assistant is launching today on iPad, allowing customers to control their smart home, make calls, send texts, set reminders and more, from their Apple tablet.

Google Assistant is a free download from the App Store. Of course, Lollipop and tablet support was explicitly added to the Assistant late a year ago.


Of course, neither the Alexa app nor Google Assistant are as accessible on iOS devices like iPad, compared with Siri, which can be activated with a press of a button or the voice command, "Hey Siri". The app has also includes bug fixes and stability improvements "to bring you the best Assistant experience", according to the release notes. Like most updates or features Google pushes out, Assistant could be coming out in phases, so if you haven't gotten this feature yet, don't worry. For instance, you can pull Google Assistant up as you work on something in another app or play a game.

Google Assistant is now rolling out to iPads starting today and is now available in these languages, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish. The app has been updated to automatically fit all iPad model displays.

So, if you're an Apple user who happens to enjoy Google's services, you now have more options when it comes to using Google Assistant on iOS.

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