It has never been feasible to make Siri run Google assistant commands on your iPhone until Apple announced Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12 last year. This was not feasible until Google-enabled support for Siri Shortcuts for Google Assistant in November of last year. Whatever the time of day, the crucial thing to remember is that you can use Siri to command Google Assistant, which can cost Google Home, regardless of the situation.
Usually, when you want to do anything on your Google House in another room, such as playing music or broadcasting a message to people in your home, you’d use the Google Assistant app for iPhone to accomplish your goal. Because of Siri Shortcuts support, you can say things like “Hey Siri, play music” or “Hey Siri, do your chores,” and Siri will send that information to Google Assistant, which in turn will communicate that information to Google Home.
The possibilities are unlimited, and it isn’t simply limited to Google Home, as you would expect. You can instruct Siri to conduct activities on Google Assistant, which is all there is to it. For example, you can operate intelligent devices such as bright light bulbs or smart thermostats that only support the Google Assistant by using the Google Assistant (not all intelligent devices support HomeKit, after all).
Step 1- Update Google Assistant:
You’ll need the Google Assistant app to Siri Run Google Assistant, so be sure you download it or update it if it’s already installed on your iPhone before continuing. Although you won’t need it, downloading the Google Home app is a brilliant idea if you want to view everything linked with your Google Home in one convenient location.
Google Assistant needs iOS 10.0 or later to function correctly. Make sure you log in to the app using your Google account associated with your Google Home devices after it has been successfully installed and configured. For those without Google Home devices, ensure that you are signed into the Google account used for your search.
Step 2- Siri Shortcut ‘Ok Google’:
After you have signed into the Google Assistant app, choose “Ok Google” from Siri’s voice command menu by tapping on the visual snapshot button in the bottom right corner. Touch on the “Add to Siri” button to bring the prompt to the forefront of your screen. If you don’t see it, it’s probable that you already have the “Ok Google” Siri Shortcut active.
It will ask you to record your “Hey Google” Siri phrase when you press the “Record” button. Either tap the giant red record button or the “Type Phrase” button to start recording (if Type to Siri is enabled). Afterwards, record or write out the Siri phrase you wish to use, such as “Ok Google,” the most used and recommended phrase.
When you are recording your voice, you may “Re-Record” your sentence if you are not happy with it or if it did not hear you correctly the first time. To complete the process, click “Done” in the upper right corner.
Step 3- Activate Google Assistant App:
First, it is necessary to inform Google Assistant of all of your Google Assistant instructions for those commands to appear as Siri Suggestions that you may activate for Siri to do all of your Google Assistant tasks.
You may either utilize your new “Ok Google” shortcut to start Google Assistant with the microphone ready, or you can manually open the app and touch on the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen. Following that, provide a command, such as “Show me the most recent news.”
For example, suppose you want to listen to a certain Spotify Discover Weekly playlist on your Google Home speaker. In that case, you may say something like “Play Spotify Discover Weekly playlist on Google Home”, and Siri will complete the activity on your Google Home using the Google Assistant. Please be careful to give each speaker a unique name if you have more than one Google Home speaker; otherwise, the speaker won’t know which speaker you’re referring to.
You could even use Siri to broadcast a particular message to your Google Home, which would then play on all of the Google Home speakers linked to the same Google account. Instead of yelling “Supper is ready” to someone above, you could instruct Google Assistant to “Broadcast dinner is ready,” which would send a broadcast message to everyone below.
It would help if you continued to communicate with Google Assistant in the manner you are accustomed to, whether via direct interaction in the Google Assistant app or by delivering orders to a Google Home device. For example, “Stop the music,” “Play next song,” or “Turn on the lights” are all basic commands (if you have connected bright lights).
Step 4- Add the Siri Shortcuts:
Since Siri has a better understanding of the instructions you’re giving Google Assistant, it will suggest them as Siri Shortcuts for Google Assistant. Open the Settings app and choose “Assistant,” followed by “Siri & Search” before closing the app to get the recommendations.
Make sure that “Siri & Suggestions” is enabled in this section. You could un-tick it since it isn’t legally required, but then you’d have to make sure “Show App” is toggled on at the very least as well. You will not see any of Siri’s recommendations if you do not do so.
After that, tap on “Shortcuts” at the bottom of the screen, and you’ll see a list of your current My Assistant Shortcuts at the top (such as the “Ok Google” shortcut) and recommended ones under Recent Shortcuts for the ones you used in Step 3 (such as the “OK Google” shortcut).
When you tap on the shortcut you wish to add, Siri, will invite you to record or enter a word so that it can do the action you requested. In the case of “Play Spotify Discover Weekly playlist on Google Home,” you may use a shorter word, such as “Play discover weekly,” to describe the action. Simply saying “Dinner is ready” will be enough for the phrase “Broadcast dinner is ready.”
Additionally, you may examine recommended Siri Shortcuts for Google Assistant straight from the “Siri & Search” section of the Settings app’s “Siri & Search” section. Suggested Shortcuts will display the most recently added ones immediately; however, you may touch “All Shortcuts” to see all of the available shortcuts for Assistant and other applications.
Additionally, through the “Siri & Search” page, you can access Google Assistant’s Siri & Search settings, which are accessible through the Google Assistant’s Siri & Search feature (scroll down and select “Assistant”). You will instantly see all of the Siri Shortcuts that you have created at the very top of the Assistant Shortcuts page, as well as in the “My Shortcuts” section of the main “Siri & Search” configuration.
Step 5- Ask Siri to be Your Assistant:
The last stage is to use Siri to automate all of your Google Assistant and Google Home activities. Make a voice command, such as “Hey Siri,” or hold down the Side Button on iPhones with Face ID or Home Button if your phone has one. Finally, say the Siri Shortcut phrase you saved (or type it if you see the Type to Siri screen).
Suppose I say, “Play discover weekly,” and Siri will send it to Google Assistant, which will then send that to the Google Home speaker I configured up Step 3. A Google Home speaker linked to the same Google account may broadcast “Dinner is ready” to all other Google Home speakers.
It’s that easy. It’s a little more complicated than that, but it’s not that difficult once you get the feel of it. This is a great way to get your feet wet before diving further into Apple’s Shortcuts app for those new to Siri Shortcuts.