Google Assistant is now available on iOS

Yordan, 17 May 2017

Google announced at its I/O today that Google Assistant is arriving on iOS devices, as rumors suggested. The company is launching an app that should appear on the App Store soon.

Sadly, Assistant will have limited functionality and will not work so flawlessly as it does on Android phones. Because of API restrictions, the Assistant will be able to do only basic stuff such as sending messages and playing music on Spotify, Google says.

This means that when the screen is off, “OK Google” will not activate the device and have the Google app open. Also, Apple is not allowing remap of the Home button so Siri will stay your primary digital assistant in the future.


Reader comments

  • Anonymous

You just needed to download the latest Google appl. I was able to do it on my cherry mobile G1 running android 7.1.1.

  • @pikatnimo_

Why need google assistant if there is SIRI? What SIRI can't do that google assistant does?I'd rather stick to SIRI

  • AnonD-632062

(Lame joke below :P) Google Assistant: "Hey Siri, can I remap the iPhone home button to lead to me instead of you? :P" Siri (almost in tears): "First you come in as a guest into MY Home & now you want to sleep in my favorite bedroom too?!"