Using Google Assistant with Google Pixel Buds

With Google Pixel Buds, your Google Assistant is ready to help while you're on the move even if you're not looking at your phone.

What you'll need

The Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-enabled Android device and data connection. Data rates may apply. For minimum requirements, go to A Google account is required for full access to features.

Start a conversation

  1. On your Pixel Buds, touch and hold the right earbud.
  2. Ask your Google Assistant for help — no need to say 'Ok Google' first!

Examples of what you can ask

To get ideas, ask "What can you do?" Your Assistant can help you:

Get answers

Weather: What's the weather like today?
Food: Are there any pizza restaurants nearby?
Navigation: Directions to go home.

Keep in touch

Calls: Call Mom. Call Bob on speaker phone. Make a video call.
SMS: Text Michelle "See you at 5."

Manage your day

Timers: Set a timer for 30 minutes.
Shopping lists: Add coffee to my shopping list.
Reminders: Remind me to do laundry at 5:30 pm.

Enjoy entertainment

Music: Play some dance music. Next song.
News: Tell me the latest news.

Control your smart home

Lights: Dim the living room lights.
Thermostats: Set the heat to 70. Lower the temperature 2 degrees.

Get around your phone

Change settings: Turn on WiFi. Increase the volume.
Control your phone: Turn on the flashlight.

Internet connection required. Fees may apply.

Changing your Google Assistant language

Note: When you change the language you use to talk with your Google Assistant, you change the language across your phone.

  1. On your phone, touch & hold the Home button.
  2. At the top right, tap Explore & Your stuff and then More More and then Settings and then under "Devices," choose a phone.  
  3. Under "Voice and speech," tap Assistant language and then Go to language preferences.
  4. Tap Add a language, then choose a language.
  5. Next to the language you added, touch & hold Reorder .
  6. Drag the language to the top of the list.
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