Google Assistant winks at Italian for something new


Voice assistants can be of great help for many tasks (from setting alarms and appointments to playing your favorite music) but, despite this, very few users like to use the predefined wake-up words.

And if Amazon Alexa offers a number of options, Google Assistant instead, it is still today, after many years, still in the classic activation phrase “Hey, Google” or “Ok, Google”.

A Google Assistant feature now also supports Italian

However, the Mountain View giant has introduced on Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro the possibility of managing some activities without the need to pronounce the activation command first, a few quick phrases being enough and with a new update more languages ​​are getting support for such functionality.

According to what is learned from the Google official support pagethis function on Google Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro now also supports the language Italian. This is the list of all supported languages:

  • English (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Singapore)
  • French (France and Canada)
  • German (Germany)
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Spanish (Spain and United States)
  • Japanese (Japan)

In practice, the owners of one of the latest smartphones of the Mountain View giant can ask Google Assistant for perform specific activities without the need to say “Hey, Google”: for example, to postpone an alarm you can say “Snooze” or to reject a hands-free call you can say “Reject”.

This feature must be specifically enabled in the Google Assistant settings menu, using the appropriate Quick Phrases option.

The hope is that the Mountain View giant is convinced to expand the availability of this function, bringing it to other phones as well, perhaps starting with previous generations of Google Pixel smartphones and later including all devices based on its mobile operating system. We’ll see.

Read also: the Google Pixel 6 review

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