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. 

On Android phones and tablets, the Google Assistant is available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese. More languages are coming soon. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK 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, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK Google."
  2. In the bottom right, tap Explore.
  3. In the top right, tap your profile picture or initial  and then Settings and then Assistant.
  4. Under "Assistant devices," choose your phone or tablet.
  5. 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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