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8/8/18
Is Google Assistant *still* unable to read text messages aloud? 0 Recommended Answers 37 Replies 122 Upvotes
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I'd like Assistant to read my texts aloud when I'm in the car. Thus far, nothing has worked. I've read a few forum posts from earlier this year that indicate it wasn't a feature. Has this changed? If so, what's the command? I know there are third party apps, but this seems like it should be native. I just switched from iPhone and this is making me reconsider the Pixel2.

*Edit - I drive a 2014 Mazda 3
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8/9/18
Mine read SMS to me today but not Hangouts, which is what I wanted.
Nexus 6P running Oreo.
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8/9/18
It should be able to. I dont happen to have any new texts right now but when I asked it replied that it couldnt find any, so that makes it llok to me that it work
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- Google user
8/9/18
Still not working. Tried two third party apps and the system will not read them while driving.
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8/9/18
What commands are you using to try this and what response are you getting?
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- Google user
8/9/18
I've tried: read my texts out loud, read my SMS, read out my texts, read out my messages, tell me my messages, tell me my texts. All of these work outside of the car. In the car? No go.
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8/9/18
Are you using Android Auto or something else? May be an issue there that you need to contact that support about
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- Google user
8/10/18
I tried Android Auto and MessageLOUD. Nothing works. I contacted Google and they have no idea. Suggested I send feedback to the dev team. Phone is going back.
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- Google user
8/10/18
I unpaired, re-paired and reinstalled both apps. Auto doesn't work at all. MessageLOUD works for SMS not for nav. It's too bad. I like the phone otherwise.
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8/10/18
I just tried it on my pixel phone and it works.  I said "read my last few text messages" and it worked.  What does it say when you try?
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8/19/19
I upgraded my blind mother to an S9 and the read text does not work.  Our provider says it is a samsung problem.  Please peovide a fix!
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