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Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2

If you own a Pixel 2, the Assistant can now help troubleshoot basic Bluetooth, camera, and battery issues. The Google Assistant‘s list of various functions has grown far too large to list off every single one at this point, and while that’s great, it also means that certain tricks can slip between the cracks every now and then. In the latest discovery, it appears that the Assistant (at least on Pixel 2 devices) can help troubleshoot some basic issues. Initially spotted by Android Police, asking Assistant “why is my phone…

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Google Assistant now supports apps for Canadian users

Apps for the Assistant are available in both English and French. There are many different levels and layers to the Google Assistant, and while it’s great for checking the weather, adding events to your calendar, and staying up to date on the latest world news, applications made using Actions on Google Assistant help to drastically expand the functionality of the AI. Recently, Google announced that these apps are finally coming to users in Canada. With these apps now available, you can begin to use Assistant on your phone or Google…

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Google Assistant gains a load of new features and supports more languages

The Assistant can send content from Google home to your phone, send out push notifications, help you find new apps, and much more. Google is continually working to make its Assistant AI as smart as can be, and in the latest move to do just this, the company announced a host of new tools that developers will soon have access to. One of the biggest announcements is that apps for Google Assistant can now be created in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Indian English. Consumers won’t necessarily be able to take…

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Ecobee thermostats pick up Google Assistant

Make your home warmer or cooler with just your voice. Of all that smart home gadgets that exist, thermostats continue to be some of the most popular. Having to get up and walk over to a certain part of the house to warm or cool it is so outdated, and devices like Ecobee’s thermostats allow you to easily adjust the temperature right from your phone. However, sometimes even pulling out your phone to do this can be a chore. Thankfully, Ecobee is now adding Google Assistant support to its latest…

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Latest Plex update adds Google Assistant support on Android TV

Available with the new v6.9.0 update. Plex remains as one of the best ways for accessing your local movies, TV shows, and music files, and in the latest update to v6.9.0 of its Android app, a lot is being added and fixed to make your Plex experience as enjoyable as possible. The changelog for v6.9.0 is quite lengthy, but one of the biggest additions is support for Google Assistant on Android TV. Google Assistant just debuted on Android TV in late September, so it’s great to see that Plex is…

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Google Assistant not working when prompted through Bluetooth headphones on Pixel 2

The hits keep on coming. Poor Pixel 2. Whether it be display controversy with the XL model, clicking/hissing noises with its smaller brother, or defective microphones across both handsets, to say that Google’s latest and greatest has been faced with a bit of trouble would be an understatement. In addition to everything else that’s already going on with the phone, it’s now being reported that both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are having trouble getting the Google Assistant to work when its prompted through a pair of Bluetooth…

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The LG G6 is almost certainly going to have Google Assistant

Android Google Assistant is probably coming to the LG G6 for these reasons. The LG G6 is almost certainly going to have Google Assistant, according to a teaser released by the company this week. The company is spending the weeks before its MWC-based announcement hyping up particular aspects of its flagship. We’ve already learned that the phone will be waterproof, and have a screen with very slim bezels, and now there’s reason to believe Google Assistant — or some form of artificial intelligence — will be included. Image: ZDNet One…

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New Home Control section in Google Assistant makes the Pixel way more useful

Android Google Assistant is starting to look more like an assistant. If you have a Google Home or use the Nest or WeMo app on your Pixel, you probably already have a setting for Home Control in Google Assistant. With the latest Google app suite, everyone will see the same thing and know that Google Assistant can do more than tell you the weather or recite a poem. The Home Control section is where you can add native support for products from Nest, Philips Hue lamps, WeMo devices and accessories,…

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Here's how Google Assistant works on Android Wear 2.0

Android The Pixel and Google Home are the best implementations of Google Assistant, while the Android Wear version still acts like it’s in its nascent stages. It’s everyone’s vision for the future, right? Talking into an electronic wrist watch to command your every whim. Well, I hate to break it to you, but we’re still not there yet — especially not if we’re using Android Wear as the example. Sure, Android Wear 2.0 is the best version of Android’s wearable operating system to come forth thus far. And yes, Google…

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