‘Hey Google’: Assistant for Android releases a new voice activation command

'Hey Google'

A few days ago we told you that Google Assistant already allows controlling the Chromecast with the voice, a feature that was exclusive to Google Home but has finally reached Android on the mobile. Today, mobile phones with Google’s voice assistant are starting to get a feature that was also exclusive to the speaker: the ‘Hey Google’ command.

Like all other voice assistants, Google Assistant has a voice activation command so we can start interacting without touching the phone. The phrase in question is ‘Ok Google’, but from now on a new option can be used. The ‘Hey Google’ command is starting to arrive on mobile devices with Assistant.

Ok Google or Hey Google? You choose

As we said, for some strange reason, the ‘Hey Google’ command to wake Assistant was only available on the Google Home loudspeaker, while the phones only had the classic ‘Ok Google’ option, but from now on you can choose between the two options.

Hey Google

‘Hey Google’ is starting to get to the mobile version of Android, but the deployment is being staggered and still not available to everyone. In addition, there are users who have been activated and then stopped working, as reported by Android Police, but is expected to stabilize in the coming days.

When ‘Hey Google’ is activated, Assistant displays a prompt and invites us to set up the new voice activation method. Just like we did with ‘OK Google’ in your day, you will play repeat the phrase several times until the wizard recognizes our voice. The truth is that ‘Hey Google’ sounds more natural than the option available so far.

Which of the two commands will you use on your Android?