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Get info about what's on your screen

On your Android phone, your Google Assistant can show you info, apps, and actions related to the text on your screen. 

  1. On your phone, touch & hold the Home button.
  2. Tap What’s on my screen?

What you can get info about

  • People: Learn more about famous people in the news.
  • Movies: See more information about a movie.
  • Music: Get details about a song or artist within your music app.
  • Restaurants: See ratings and menus, or get directions to a restaurant.

Turn screen search on or off

  1. On your phone, touch & hold the Home button.
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuffand thenMore Moreand then Settings and then Phone.
  3. Turn Use screen context on or off.

Note: When the switch is on, your Google Assistant sends content on your screen to Google to get info based on what you’re seeing.

Katie is a Google Assistant expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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