Google introduced Hindi support for Google Allo over a year back and Google Assistant for JioPhone that was introduced a few months back comes with support for both English and Hindi. Earlier this year Google silently introduced Hindi support in Google Assistant on Android smartphones in India for few selected Hindi queries.
Today it has officially rolled out the feature for all users on Android phones 6.0+ (Marshmallow and above) and it will soon be available to Android 5.0 Lollipop, iPhones as well as Android Oreo (Go edition) devices.
To use Google Assistant in Hindi, you will need to change your device’s language settings to Hindi. You will also need to update the Google Search app to the latest version from Google Play store. After this, you can simply touch and hold the home button of your device or say ‘Ok Google’ and give voice commands in Hindi or just type them using the keyboard.
Google Assistant not only understands your queries but also answers them in Hindi. Google has a dedicated website with the list of various commands available for Google Assistant in Hindi. These commands spread across various Google products like Search, Maps, and YouTube.
Commenting on the launch, Purvi Shah, Technical Program Manager, Assistant, said“The Google Assistant is truly Indian, it’s your helpful dost that speaks our language and understands the things you care about, from finding biryani recipes, to pulling up the latest cricket score, or finding directions to the nearest ATM.”