Find info about what's on your screen

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

Important: Some features aren't available in all languages or countries.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "Hey Google."
  2. Tap What’s on my screen?

What you can get info about

  • People: Learn more about famous people.
  • 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 Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Under "All settings," tap General.
  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.

You can also do a screen search using your Assistant on a Pixelbook. Learn how to do a screen search on Pixelbook.

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