Google more deeply integrates Google Assistant with iOS through new Siri Shortcut

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The Google Assistant app has been a welcome addition to iOS devices, letting iPhone users tap into Google's vast knowledge graph when they need questions answered.

Google has released an update to its Google Assistant app for iOS that brings Siri Shortcut support to the app.

That said, you don't have to say, "Hey Siri, OK Google".

iPhone owners can easily start interacting with Google Assistant purely through voice by simply updating to the latest version of the app. Having said that, it does seem a little awkward to see Siri being used like that.

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You Can Now Use ‘Hey Siri’ to Trigger Google Assistant Using Siri Shortcuts

If you've not tried Google Assistant, I'd highly recommend it.

Apple is unlikely to make iOS as flexible as Android but with Siri Shortcuts, it is at least trying to provide a workaround to users for some common issues with the platform.

Google Assistant supports far more smart home devices and has integration with other services when compared to Siri so this shortcut is definitely going to be useful for many.

Google Assistant is available on the App Store.

A new report from marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting confirms what we knew already: Google Assistant is the most efficient virtual assistant as compared to its top rivals.

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