Google Assistant has been flexing a lot of new skills as of late, from connecting you with local home services to telling you the name of a song playing nearby.
Google has announced Assistant is available to use on even more devices, coming to Android tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow, and phones running 5.0 Lollipop.
Now, many users have noticed that the “Hey Google” command is no longer limited to Google Home. “Hey Google” command is now more widely rolling out. Several more users have received a notification from the Google app telling:
“Hey Google” now available. Train your Assistant to get started.
Tapping the notifications starts the training process to “Teach the Assistant to recognize your voice.” Setup now includes “Hey Google” as one of the two phrases that users are asked to repeat. Users alternate between “Ok Google” and “Hey Google” twice. Once finished, phones now respond to the latter command.
Users who have not received the notification should still head into Assistant settings to retrain their voice model.