Google Assistant is Now Available for iPad

James Marshall
March 13, 2018

iPad support should be rolling out today, with language compatibility for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish.

Viewers can usually expect major announcements and advancements for Apple's major operating systems, iOS and MacOS, which in turn mean big changes and surprises for the devices that run on them: iPhone and iPad, and Mac computers, respectively.

While there's a lot of talk of the growing traction of smart speakers, like Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple's HomePod, voice assistants have the potential for even broader reach by way of mobile devices.

Google Assistant is a free download from the App Store.

We've seen the iPad, in particular, receiving attention on this front in recent days. Of course, Lollipop and tablet support was explicitly added to the Assistant late previous year.

That said, for those who prefer Google's services on Apple hardware, the launch on iPad will be welcomed. Mind you, while there are more commands available, you'll still be limited as far as what you can accomplish with the Assistant on iOS.

With the Assistant on your iPad, Google says you can do things like control your lights, cast things to your TV, place video calls, text your friends, and set reminders. Last year Google introduced its personal assistant to Apple's iPhones, and this new iPad release should give users of Apple's tablets all the same Assistant-powered features available on the smaller devices, as well as multitasking support for simultaneous use with other apps. The app works in either portrait or landscape mode, too.

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