Google’s Voice-Enabled Assistant Comes To The iPhone

By Chris 0


Google Assistant, the voice-controlled software powered by Google's AI and machine learning technology, is making its way to iPhone. The software was originally exclusive to the Google Pixel smartphone and Google Home smart speaker. Today, at the company's big developer conference in Mountain View, CA, VP of engineering Scott Huffman announced that Google Assistant will be available on iOS as a free app for download, rivaling the iPhone's native Siri assistant.

The iPhone app is only available to US users for now (Home launched for UK in March, and Pixel is now available in Australia, Canada, and Germany). Google Assistant will support French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese soon, with Italian, Spanish and Korean later this year. While the iOS version won't have the deep integration that it does on Android, it will be able to send iMessages, for example, but not set alarms.

Google Assistant is also coming to many more products. The company is making an SDK available to hardware developers who want to integrate the voice assistant in their products.