How To Install & Use Google Assistant On Galaxy Watch 4, 5, 6?

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Are you having trouble while trying to find Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch? If you want to know how to install and use Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch 4, 5, or 6, then this article is a must-read for you. Here, I will share and explain, how you can add or enable Google Assistant in your Samsung Galaxy Watch. So without any delay, let’s get straight to it.

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Quick Takeaway
To install and use Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch, go to Play Store > Manage Apps > Assistant > Update. To set up Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch, open it and tap on Get started. Now, you need to complete the rest of the process on your smartphone which will be launched automatically. If it doesn’t, then open the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone then tap on Get started again. After the Assistant setup is launched on your phone, Tap on Setup and allow the permissions.

Why Install Google Assistant On Your Galaxy Watch

Samsung Watches come preinstalled with Bixby, a voice assistant developed by Samsung. While Bixby is a good voice assistant, Google Assistant is still a first choice for many.

I personally prefer using Google Assistant on my Galaxy Watch 5, as it is more efficient in day-to-day use. In my personal use, I’ve seen Google Assistant performing slightly faster than Bixby for most everyday tasks, like setting an alarm, giving weather reports, opening apps, etc.

It is also better and faster at recognizing voice and commands. Another reason to get Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch is that it is also better at recognizing different accents and languages making it more popular globally.

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How To Use Google Assistant On Galaxy Watch 4, 5, 6?

Before starting the installation process, make sure that your Galaxy Watch is connected to the internet and is updated to the latest version. Also, make sure that you have Google Assistant already installed on your smartphone for quick and smooth setup.

Note: The steps to install and set up Google Assistant are similar for Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6.

Installing Google Assistant On Galaxy Watch

1. First, swipe up from your home screen to open the app drawer. Next, tap on the Play Store icon to open it. Now don’t go searching for Google Assistant there, which I also did initially. Instead, start scrolling down to find Manage Apps or My Apps, and tap on it to open it.

Manage Apps On Play Store

2. Now, you will find the Assistant app there asking for an update. Select it to open it then tap on update.

Updating Google Assistant On Galaxy Watch

After that, you will see that the Assistant has started downloading. Shortly after that, it will be installed onto your Galaxy Watch.

How To Install Google Assistant On Samsung Galaxy Watch

Now that the Google Assistant is successfully installed on your Samsung Watch, let’s go ahead and set it up.

Set Up Google Assistant On Your Samsung Watch

To set up the Google Assistant on your smartwatch, you need to have your smartphone which is connected to the Galaxy Watch with Google Assistant installed on it.

1. Go ahead and open the Google Assistant on your Samsung Watch. Tap on Get started, it will show you to Continue on your phone.

How To Setup Google Assistant On Galaxy Watch

2. You will see the setup process automatically being launched on your phone.

Note: During testing, I noticed that the setup process does not launch automatically if you are not using a Samsung smartphone. So, if the setup process does not launch automatically, just open the Galaxy Wearable App on your smartphone and repeat step 1.

Setup Launched On Smartphone

3. After the setup is launched you have to tap on Setup to manually initiate the process. Next, you will be asked to allow the permissions. To allow, tap on I agree. You will also get an option to skip this process but I will recommend allowing the permissions for the assistant to function properly.

Asking For Permissions

And that’s it, by following these simple steps, you can easily activate and enable the Google Assistant on your Samsung Galaxy Watch.

How To Set Google Assistant As Default On Samsung Watch?

1. Open Settings on your watch and scroll down to find Apps, open it.

Opening Apps

2. Now, tap on Choose default apps. After that, you need to open the Digital assistant app.

Default Apps

3. Here you will see that Bixby is set as the Default app. To change it, just open the Default app, and select Assistant. Tap on the check icon to confirm your selection.

How To Set Google Assistant As Default On Samsung Galaxy Watch

Now Google Assistant is set as your default Assistant app on your Galaxy Watch.

How To Launch Google Assistant On Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch?

There are two ways to launch the Google Assistant on your Samsung Watch. You can use the Voice command “Hey Google” to launch the Assistant, or you can also launch Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch through side buttons.

Activate “Hey Google” On Galaxy Watch

1. First, open Settings and scroll down to find Google. Proceed to open it.

Advanced Features

2. After that, tap on the Assistant. Now, tap on the toggle in front of “Hey Google” to turn it on.

Launch Google Assistant

Now you will be able to launch the Google Assistant on your Samsung Watch by saying the voice command “Hey Google”.

Activate Google Assistant Through the Home Button

1. To do this you have to go to the Google Assistant menu by going to Settings > Google >Assistant.

2. Right below “Hey Google” you will also find Press & hold. Tap on the Press & hold toggle to turn it on. Then tap on the check icon. Now you have to assign the Home Button of your Galaxy Watch to Google Assistant.

Hey Google

3. To do that go to Settings. Scroll down, and tap on Advanced features.

Activate Google Assistant

4. Tap on the Customise buttons option. Now select how you want to launch it. You can either select Double press or Press and hold. Select whichever option you want and proceed to select the Assistant.

Using Google Assistant

You can select any of these options but I will recommend you to select the Press & hold option, as the Double press option can be assigned to open many different functions, settings, and apps.

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Google Assistant is slightly better than Bixby at almost everything, be it setting an alarm or opening Apps. Above I’ve mentioned all the steps regarding installation and setup of Google Assistant in a simple and concise manner. By following these simple and easy steps you will be able to use Google Assistant on your Samsung Watch.


Which Is Better Bixby Or Google Assistant?

While Bixby is a good voice assistant ,Google Assistant is more accurate at voice recognition and supports more languages.

Which assistant is best for Samsung?

Bixby has an advantage in Samsung devices, by being specially optimized for opening and launching certain Samsung services and apps.

Can Galaxy Watch Have Bixby And Google Assistant At The Same Time?

Yes, you can have both Bixby and Google Assistant active on your Galaxy Watch. However, you can't use them both at the same time.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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