A password will be e-mailed to you.

The Google Assistant is the hottest topic in the Android community right now. Similar to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, this is a new virtual personal assistant from Google. The officially announced Google’s Assistant services was first introduced with the company’s Pixel (XL) phone. Update: Changing Google Account will enable the Google Assistant immediately.

The Google Assistant is now live for a number of devices from various manufacturers. Recently, the company announced that the Android phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Nougat will start receiving the Google Assistant update this month. The update is a server side switch, meaning, it all depends on the Google to enable the service for a particular device. However, we dug up into the list of devices which are receiving the new assistant from Google and found a simple solution to enable the same for your device.

Google Assistant is now available in regions like United States, Canada, Australia, European countries like Germany, Italy, France, and much more. Google detects the Android version and location of the device and enables. Users across the globe have started reporting Google Assistant availability like India, Philippines, Korea, Bangladesh, and much more.

The reason why Google is rolling out the assistant feature regionally is because the algorithm is always improving from the feedbacks. Thus, in the end, a large number of users will receive an improved product. Moreover, devices running Android 7.1.1 Nougat are most likely to receive the Google Assistant. It doesn’t matter if the phone’s software is the OEM or a custom ROM. Users have reported the update coming to Lineage OS based on 7.1.1 Nougat. However, if you are already on a custom ROM, then you can easily enable the Google Assistant using this trick.

Here’s the list of Android phones receiving Google Assistant

We have created a list of Android phones reportedly running the Google Assistant. It is not actually an update, just a server side switch that simply enables the assistant.

Asus

  • Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
  • Zenfone 3 Deluxe
  • Zenfone 3 Zoom
  • Zenfone 3 Laser
  • Zenfone 3 Max
  • Zenfone 3 Ultra
  • Zenfone 2

Blackberry

  • Blackberry Priv
  • Blackberry Keyone

Google Nexus

  • Google Pixel XL (introduced with GA)
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus Player
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus 5

HTC

  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC U Play
  • HTC 10
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC Desire 10 Pro
  • HTC One A9
  • HTC 10 Evo
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One X9
  • HTC Desire 530
  • HTC One M9+

Huawei

  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Huawei  Honor 8
  • Huawei P8
  • Huawei P8 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Nova (Plus)
  • Honor 4C
  • Huawei Honor 5C
  • Honor 7

LG

  • LG G6 (out of the box)
  • LG V20
  • LG G5
  • LG V10
  • LG G4
  • LG G3
  • LG K10
  • LG Stylus 2
  • LG Stylus 2 Plus
  • LG Stylo 2
  • LG Stylus 3

Lenovo

  • Lenovo ZUK Z2
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro
  • Lenovo ZUK Z1
  • Lenovo K6
  • Lenovo K6 Note
  • Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
  • Lenovo A6600 Plus
  • Lenovo A6600
  • Lenovo P2
  • Lenovo K6 Power
  • Lenovo K3 Note
  • Lenovo ZUK Edge

Motorola

  • Motorola G5 Plus
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Moto G4
  • Moto G3
  • Moto G2
  • Moto G
  • Moto M
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto G Turbo Edition
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Force
  • Moto Z Force
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Maxx
  • Moto E3
  • Moto E2

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 2

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (launch with Google Assistant)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Active
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Active
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 pro
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy J5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy C5 (pro)
  • Samsung Galaxy C7 (pro)
  • Galaxy On7
  • Galaxy On7 Pro
  • Galaxy On5
  • Galaxy On5 Pro
  • Galaxy On8
  • Samsung Galaxy S5

Meizu

  • Meizu Pro 7
  • Meizu Pro 6
  • Meizu MX6
  • Meizu Pro 6 Plus
  • Meizu Pro 6s
  • Meizu M5
  • Meizu M5s
  • Meizu M5 Note
  • Meizu M3X
  • Meizu M3 Max
  • Meizu U20

Sony

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XA (Ultra)
  • Sony Xperia XA Dual
  • Sony Xperia X
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Xperia Z4 tablet
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia M5
  • Sony Xperia E5
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

Xiaomi

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Note 4 MediaTek
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 5C
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4X
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime

ZTE

  • ZTE Axon 7
  • ZTE Axon 7 Max
  • ZTE Axon 7 Mini
  • ZTE Axon Pro
  • ZTE Blade V8
  • ZTE Blade V8 Lite
  • ZTE Blade V8 Mini
  • ZTE Blade V7
  • ZTE Blade V7 Lite
  • ZTE Nubia N1
  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro

Minimum requirements to enable Google Assistant

Earlier, Google released a Google App Alpha version that allegedly enabled the assistant on a lot of devices. However, it doesn’t now. You may still try your luck. However, here are the minimum requirements to enable it.

  • Google Play Services version 10.2.98 or later (Beta preferred)
  • Google App version 6.13.25.21.arm64 or later (Beta preferred)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat preferred.

google assistant running on HTC 10

How to enable Google Assistant on any Android device?

  • Go to Settings>Language & input. Set the primary language to English US. This is important. Remove any other languages. you can also set it to English UK.
  • Go to the Google Play Services on play store using this link from your mobile phone and uninstall the update from there.
  • Similarly, uninstall the Google App from Play Store using this link and uninstall the update.
  • Reboot the device once.
  • Now sign up for the Google Play Services beta and become a tester. Visit this link.
  • Sign up for the Google App Beta. Visit this link. Or here is a direct download link.
  • You will receive an app update. Install the updates.
  • Reboot the system once.

Try holding onto the Home Button to see if the Google Assistant is enabled. This should most likely enable the assistant.

Google assistant being enabled

If you still can’t see any action, try these extra measures. What we need to do is change the location to the United States.

  • Now run a VPN service. Try opera VPN. Change the location to the United States.
  • Go through the above procedure again.
  • You may also enable an additional Mock location from Developer options. Use an app like Fake GPS location to completely switch your device location to the US. Use it in combination with a VPN.

That’s it. If this does not enable the Google Assistant, then it’s most likely linked to your primary Google Account. Try switching it as well.

Sharing is caring
No more articles