How to Get the Google Assistant on Android 5 Lollipop (No Root)
TK is at it again with another useful tip, this time it’s getting the Google Assistant to work on Android Lollipop. The kicker – no root is required for this setup. Even though it still has a few improvements to sort out, it has definitely come a long way since its initial release. The only issue we still find is that it’s not available on most devices. Luckily apps like Nova and Action Launcher now make this possible. All credits go to XDA Member Nikhilkumar038, so we now have a way to use Google Assistant on any Android tablet running Lollipop, Marshmallow, or Nougat without needing root!
How to Set Up Google Assistant
Watch the video above or click the link here to find out how to set it up.
Why use it?
Once you have it all ready, you can try out some useful options. Just tap on the icon or say “OK Google” to get info like:
- What’s my confirmation number for my London flight?
- Take me to Museu Picasso.
- Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe.
- Do I need an umbrella today?
- Turn on the living room lights.
With a whole lot more coming soon, this feature could be quite a useful feature to have on your device. Are you using Google Assistant? We’d like to hear your thoughts on this feature in the comments section below!