Change your language or use multiple languages

Choose the Google Assistant device you're using:
Phone or tablet

Languages you can use

 

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. 

Change or add a language

The Google Assistant will speak to you in the language you have set in your Android settings. You can change or add a language to speak with the Google Assistant in the Google Assistant settings.

For example, if your phone is using English (US) and you set the Google Assistant language to Spanish (US), you can speak to the Google Assistant in English or Spanish.

You use up to three languages with the Google Assistant on your device: your Android language, plus two Assistant languages.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK Google."
  2. In the bottom right, tap Explore & Your stuff.
  3. In the top right, tap your profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Assistant and then Languages. 
  4. Choose a language. 
    • To change the primary language, tap your current language.
    • To add another language, tap Add a language.

You can talk to the Google Assistant in either language, but not a mix of both.

Speaker

Languages you can use 

On speakers, the Google Assistant is available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, and Swedish. More languages are coming soon.

Change your language

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account  and then Settings  and then Assistant and then Languages.
  3. Tap your current language and then Pick a new language.

​Add another language

When you add another language, you'll be able to speak to the Google Assistant in either language and it will respond in the same language.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account  and then Settings  and then Assistant and then Languages.
  3. Tap Add a language and then Pick another language.

You can talk to the Google Assistant in either language, but not a mix of both.

Note: If each person using a speaker wants to use a different language, each person must set up Voice Match with the device. This will allow the Google Assistant to recognize and respond in your preferred language.

Smart Display

Languages you can use 

On Smart Displays, the Google Assistant is available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Change your language

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account  and then Settings  and then Assistant and then Languages.
  3. Tap your current language and then Pick a new language.

Note: If each person using a speaker wants to use a different language, each person must set up Voice Match with the device. This will allow the Google Assistant to recognize and respond in your preferred language.

Smart Clock

Languages you can use 

On Smart Clocks, you can use the Google Assistant in English, French, German, and Japanese.

Change your language

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account  and then Settings  and then Assistant and then Languages.
  3. Tap your current language and then Pick a new language.
Headphones

Languages you can use

On headphones, the Google Assistant is available in the languages available on your phone.

Change your language

Change the language of the Google Assistant on your headphones by changing your Google Assistant language on your phone.

Watch

Languages you can use

On your watch, the Google Assistant is available in English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish. More languages are coming soon. 

Set your language

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Wear OS app.
  2. Under "Settings," tap Google Assistant and then Settings.
  3. Tap Preferences and then Assistant language.
  4. Choose a language.
    • To change the primary language, tap your current language.
    • To add another language, tap Add a language.

You can talk to the Google Assistant in either language, but not a mix of both.

TV

On Android TVs, the Google Assistant is available in English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish. More languages are coming soon.

On TVs that don't run the Android TV operating system, the Google Assistant is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. More languages are coming soon.

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?