Now Siri will let you speak to the Google Assistant

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iPhone owners can easily start interacting with Google Assistant purely through voice by simply updating to the latest version of the app.

This new updated version of Google Assistant for iOS will support Apple's shortcut apps and lets its user program a list of tasks to be performed using voice command with Siri.

If you're looking to connect your existing speakers to the Google Chromecast ecosystem, you can get the $35 Chromecast Audio for $15.

It's a little clunky because it means you're going to have to use phrases like "Hey Siri, OK Google", to get your Google Assistant to pay attention, but you could make that phrase whatever you want.

It's only been seven years since Siri made her first appearance on the iPhone 4S and whilst she was arguably the first ubiquitous artificial assistant, a whole mess of imitators have since cropped up. "Hey Siri, you suck" could be your wake word for Google Assistant to take over the strain, if you so wished.

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How do you set this up?

Taking advantage of Siri Shortcuts, iOS users can now communicate with Google Assistant without leaving Apple's assistant.

Siri and the Google Assistant have historically been unable to work together in any way, but thanks to the opening up of Siri via shortcuts in iOS 12, that changes now. Upon launching it, you should see an option near the top of the launch screen to tap to add "OK Google" to Siri.

These days, if TV ads are anything to go by anyway, homes across the world are not only hearing "Hey Siri" but "OK Google" "Oi Alexa" "Cortana, run a bath" and "Xbox, what's this red spot on my gooch?" in equal measure. You can even set this shortcut up to directly trigger a routine in Google Assistant where multiple commands are essentially executed at once. Then the Google Assistant app will come up and listen for your next command.

The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL are advertised with up to 50% off when you purchase a second device. This potentially can bring more Google searches to iOS users.

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