What you can ask the Google Assistant on your Pixelbook

You can ask your Google Assistant for information and for help with everyday tasks.

Start a conversation

There are a few ways to reach your Google Assistant:

  • Keyboard: Press the Launch assistant key key on your keyboard.
  • Voice: Say “Ok Google" or "Hey Google" (you’ll need to set this up first).
  • Touchscreen: Touch and hold the Launcher Launch icon.
  • Pixelbook Pen: Press and hold the Assistant button on the Pixelbook Pen* while circling an item on-screen. You can also tap the pen Stylus along the bottom of your screen, choose Assistant, and circle the item you want to know more about.  Learn more about the Pixelbook Pen.

*Pixelbook Pen is sold separately.

Examples of what you can ask

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

Get more from what’s on your screen

With the Pixelbook Pen, you can get more information about what’s on your screen with one click of the pen’s Google Assistant button.

  • Calendar: Create an event in your calendar from a something on your screen.
  • Locations: Get more info and directions to landmarks, restaurants, and addresses.
  • Music: When listening to Spotify or Pandora*, learn more about an artist or watch their videos.
  • People: Circle a photo of a celebrity to discover more about them. 

*Subscriptions(s) may be required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Get local info

  • Weather: What’s the weather today?
  • Food: Find pizza restaurants nearby.
  • Business hours: Is Walgreens still open?

Plan your day

  • Traffic: How’s the traffic to work?
  • Reminders: Remind me to do laundry when I get home. Remind me to call Mom on Sunday.
  • Flights: Is United flight 1463 on time?
  • Make reservations: Make a reservation for two at Cascal next week.

See photos & media

  • Photos: Show my pictures of the beach.
  • Music: Play some Jazz on Pandora. Next song. Listen to Sinatra on Spotify.*
  • Video: Watch a cute puppy video on YouTube. 

*Subscriptions(s) may be required for Spotify and Pandora. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Ask Google

  • Game updates: Who won the Warriors game?
  • Calculations: What’s 20% of 80?
  • Dictionary: What does "gregarious" mean?
  • Translations: How do I say "Nice to meet you" in French?
  • Search: Search for summer vacation ideas.
  • Image: Find pictures of kittens.
  • Web answer: How do you remove wine stains from a rug?

Control your smart home

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

Get around your Pixelbook

Turn features on/off: Turn on WiFi. Turn off bluetooth.
Adjust settings: Increase the volume. Decrease the brightness.

Have fun

  • Get to know your Assistant: Do you dream? What's your favorite color?
  • Games: Let’s play a game. Give me a trivia question.
  • Entertainment: Tell me a joke. Tell me something interesting.

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