"Hey Siri, OK Google" on iOS will now open the Google Assistant

What's more, support for Siri shortcuts also lets you talk to Assistant hands-free on an unlocked device by uttering the same command (if that's the one you pick).

Google Assistant supports far more smart home devices and has integration with other services when compared to Siri so this shortcut is definitely going to be useful for many. Open the Google Assistant app on your iOS device, iPhone or iPad. Apple's Siri came out last for efficiency ... "Hey Siri, you suck" could be your wake word for Google Assistant to take over the strain, if you so wished. In my view, this is especially true when it comes to smart assistants. With Siri Shortcuts, Google is minimizing at least one such limitation.

In the U.S. you can also get bundles like a free Google Home Hub with each Pixel 3 phone, but after all Black Friday originates in the United States and it is a bigger deal there than anywhere else in the world.

Using this new feature, you can use the "OK Google" hotword on the iPhone - but you have to say "Hey Siri" first.

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For instance, you could say "Hey Siri, Ok Google" and have the Assistant load up. Which, if you're by yourself is kinda annoying but if you're out in public it may also make you look just a little bit insane.

On iOS, Siri will be the primary digital assistant that you'll use.

Although Google Assistant has been available on iOS for a while now, actually accessing the voice-activated assistant required launching a dedicated app.

The prompt to set up the functionality shows up at the top of Google Assistant's main screen as soon as the app is launched, though in the Canadian version of the iOS Google Assistant app the string "KOPALocalizationStringNotFound" is listed in the Shortcuts prompt. Tap the "Add to Siri" button and follow the instructions. After that, the Assistant should appear as an option when you build a new shortcut.

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