Google Assistant made its debut way back in 2016 with first generation Google Pixel smartphones. Since then, it has been rolled out to various other devices. The Google Assistant, until now, was only available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese (Brazil) languages. But now, the Google Assistant is available in Hindi language as well.
The Google Assistant was already available in Hindi language to JioPhone users since December last year, and, late last month, Google announced that it would roll-out support for 30 more languages to Google Assistant, including Hindi, by the end of this year. Well, the full-fledged Hindi support for Google Assistant came earlier than we expected.
Google Assistant was already able to understand Hindi language, but, its replies didn’t come in Hindi. However, starting today, you can now talk to Google Assistant in Hindi and can get replies in Hindi as well.
The Google Assistant in Hindi is now available on smartphones that are running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. And, it’s also available in Google Allo – the company’s smart messaging app. However, Google has said that the Assistant in Hindi will soon come to smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above, Android Oreo (Go Edition) devices, and, iPhones (running iOS 9.1 and above) as well.
That said, to access Google Assistant in Hindi, you will have to change your device language to Hindi, update the Google Search app, and then long-press the Home button or say “Ok Google”.
“The Google Assistant is truly Indian, it’s your helpful dost that speaks our language and understands the things you care about, from finding biryani recipes, to pulling up the latest cricket score, or finding directions to the nearest ATM. In order to make it even more useful to Indians over time, developers and businesses can now build Actions for the Hindi Assistant through the developer platform Actions on Google. Once an action is built, you can just say “Ok Google, talk to” and access the service or content straight through your Google Assistant.” said Purvi Shah, Technical Program Manager, Assistant, Google.
Well, apart from rolling out full-fledged support for Google Assistant in Hindi, Google has also enabled support for Actions for Google Assistant in Hindi.
That said, now that Google Assistant has received support for Hindi, you can ask questions or give instructions to it in Hindi like “Sabse kareeb Punjabi restaurant kahaan hain?“ or “Cricket ka score kya hain?“ or “Kal subah mujhe saat baje jagaao“.