How to enable Google Assistant on your Android smartphone running on Android Marshmallow

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1. Firstly, you will have to get the beta versions of Google Play Services and the Google app. To do this, head to Settings->Google, tap on the three-dot menu button on the top right and then, tap on “Help & Feedback“.

Google Settings Help and Feedback

2. In the “Help” page, tap on the three-dot menu button and tap “View in Google Play Store“. This will expectedly open up the Play Store page of Google Play Services. Here, you can just scroll down and tap on the “I’m in” button in “Become a beta tester” section.

Google Play Services Play Store

3. Then, tap on “Join“, after which the beta signup will be in progress. It should take a few minutes. It took me around 5 minutes, but your mileage may vary.

4. After that, search for the Google app in the Play Store and sign up for its beta program as well.

Google App Beta

 

5. Once done, wait for a few minutes and then, open up Play Store. Here, head to the “My apps & games” section and go to the “Beta” tab, where you will find Google and Google Play Services. Just make sure to update both of them.

Play Store Beta APps

 

6. After the apps are updated, head to Settings->Apps. Here, go to the Google->Storage->Manage Space and tap on “Clear All Data“.

Google App Clear Data

7. Then, go back and do the same for Google Play Services. Tap on “Manage Space” and “Clear All Data“.

Play Services Clear Data

8. Once you are done, open up the Google app, where you will be asked to set things up. Once done, you will see the app familiar Google page. Don’t be disappointed, open up the hamburger menu and tap on “Settings“.

Google App Settings

9. Here, you will find the Google Assistant settings. Just tap on it. The Google Assistant setup window should then pop-up. You can tap on “Continue” and then, press hold the home button to trigger the Google Assistant.

Google Assistant Set up

That’s it. The Google Assistant will now be available to you. You can just ask the Assistant “What can you do” and it will bring up a list of things it can do. You can use the voice assistant to set reminders, get news, check the weather, get various info or even play games. If you’d like to do more with the Google Assistant, you can check out our detailed article on Google Assistant tricks.

Google Assistant Enabled

 

Google App Beta APK : (Download)
Google Play Services Beta APK : (Download)

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