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Google Assistant will come to the Galaxy Watch 4 ummm...now!

It took nine months, but Galaxy Watch 4 users can now use Assistant instead of Bixby.
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May 23, 2022
A Galaxy Watch 4 on a female's wrists displays a black and rose gold analog watch face.
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TL;DR
  • Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4 is now available.
  • It has been nearly nine months since the Galaxy Watch 4 launched with the promise of this feature.
  • You can download Assistant via the Play Store.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch 4 on August 27, 2021. Wear OS is included in the watch, representing the first time Wear OS has landed on a Samsung wearable (ignoring the few Android Wear watches from years ago).

Considering Google and Samsung paired together to create this new version of Wear OS, one would have expected Google Assistant to be a part of the Galaxy Watch 4 from the beginning. However, despite company promises that it was coming “soon,” it never landed. Today, though, we can finally confirm that Google Assistant is available for the Galaxy Watch 4 — just shy of nine months after the device’s launch.

See also: Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

This means Galaxy Watch 4 owners no longer need to depend solely on Bixby for their digital assistant needs.

To get Google Assistant on your Galaxy Watch 4, head to the Google Play Store. You can find the Assistant app there and install it on your watch just as any other Wear OS app.

Once installed, you can use Assistant for any tasks you normally would. You can ask it to search Google, turn off your lights, open an app on your watch, set an alarm, etc. To launch Assistant easily, you can configure your watch to activate it with a long-press of the home key.

The Galaxy Watch 4 is Samsung’s latest smartwatch. However, the Galaxy Watch 5 — and the mysterious Galaxy Watch 5 Pro — should launch later this summer.