It’s finally here. The long-awaited Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4 has finally arrived and is ready for installation on our smartwatches. So how do you handle Google Assistant on Samsung’s latest wearable? This guide explains exactly how to set up the Google Assistant on the galaxy watch 4 and can help you if the Google Assistant won’t connect to your Galaxy Watch.
Google and Samsung promise the arrival of Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4 since its launch in 2021. Recent months have seen rumors and leaks have appeared pointing to the inevitable release of Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch, although the information we got was mostly contradictory at best†
Now Google Assistant is available on the Galaxy Watch 4 and it works quite well. It shows a new design that resembles the familiar Google Assistant window on Pixel phones and supposedly has faster response times.
Install Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4
The first thing that might be surprising is the method Google used to get Google Assistant on Samsung’s wearable. Instead of a software update, the Google Assistant Watch app was rolled out for the device, allowing it to use the smart assistant.
Interestingly, in some cases the Google Assistant app showed an “Update” button instead of an “Install” tile if you were to install it from scratch. This could be because Wear OS 3 had the Google Assistant shell and needed the latest install. Anyway, here’s how to install Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch 4:
- On your Galaxy Watch 4, swipe up from the main dial.
- Press Google Play Store app.
- Press search icon on the top.
- enter Google Assistant and touch search†
- Tap Google Assistant when it appears, and press to install or Updating†
- When the installation is complete, tap Open and then Get started† Tap when prompted Open on phone to activate†
- You will be prompted to open the Google Assistant on your phone. From there, your watch will connect and you can go through the steps to activate the Google Assistant.
When you’re done, you can say “Hey Google” to open the Google Assistant on your Samsung watch. If you want to activate it with a button, you can change what the Home Key does. Here’s how:
- Go on your watch to Settings†
- Scroll down and find Advanced Features†
- Find and tap Customize keys†
- Choose the method you want to use to open the Google Assistant. You can choose a double press or a tap and hold.
- Select Assistant after tapping either Double press or Tap and hold†
Google Assistant won’t connect to Galaxy Watch 4
During this process, I ran into a pretty annoying problem. However, I was able to download and install Google Assistant on my Galaxy Watch 4 after tapping Open on phone to activate, my Pixel would try to connect to the watch and would fail. I’ve tried this over and over. For our own Dylan Rousell, rebooting the Galaxy Watch 4 worked fine and it was able to successfully connect to Google Assistant after that.
Unfortunately for me, that method didn’t work at all. My only option was to reset my galaxy watch 4 and try again. After I reset the watch, the Google Assistant was able to pair it with my phone and I was able to complete the setup process.
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