Google Assistant on phones can finally send videos and music to Chromecast

Allan Goodman
October 14, 2017

Also, the Feed that comes up from the left of the home screen needs the launcher to be set as a system app to work.

We have a full-length guide here that explains how Google Assistant works on a range of products, from Android TV devices to the Allo app, and unfortunately, the experience sometimes changes, which can get confusing.

Many people have been pleased to see such unbundling, as it makes it far easier for Google to release updates for individual components without having to wait for the next big Android update to roll out. The Pixel 2 models will be here in just a few days time, but as is tradition, the folks over at XDA have already got the new launcher ripped and ready to be installed on most Android phones out there.

The app itself is fairly simple, but nonetheless impressive and useful. That is actually the same action that you use on the AirPods when you trigger Siri when you're on an iPhone.

If you were hoping to be able to run the app on your phone or tablet, however, the chances are that you're out of luck.

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Obviously, the Google Assistant support for Hulu is now not extensive and comprehensive as it is a new addition to the app.

The new camera app delivers a handful of interface changes, as well as a Motion Photos and Face Retouching; however, which of these you will find functioning in the app is hard to say.

If you're outside of the United States, you're also going to miss out - for the time being, at least.

Users that opt to use this launcher on a non-Google smartphone should know that they'll not immediately have access to the Google Assistant homepage.

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