Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, is very complete and very effective. Can it be used on an Android device? If yes, how ? We tell you everything in this article.
Voice digital assistants are very widespread today, the best known, and the most successful, being undoubtedly Google Assistant and Apple’s solution, Siri. That being said, it is possible that you have devices from the ecosystem of the Mountain View company and others from the Cupertino company at home. Therefore, we could be tempted to use the voice assistant of one on a smartphone of the other, or vice versa. Is it possible, for example, to use Siri on an Android device?
Siri was first introduced in the iPhone 4s. Quickly, he became one of the most famous assistants on the market. So much so that some users, especially those who are already used to Siri on an iPhone, iPad, Mac or other, are looking to use it on their Android device. The idea is not absurd insofar as a number of services from the Apple brand are already available on Android.
Can we use Siri on an Android device?
Siri being Apple’s voice assistant, it is designed and designed for Apple brand devices. In fact, Siri is not compatible with other operating systems. And the Cupertino company does not intend to make it compatible. In other words, it is impossible to use Siri on an Android device.
However, Android users who want a voice assistant have a perfect solution: Google Assistant. Any device running Android 7.0 or newer is compatible with Google Assistant. The latter is just as successful as Siri, maybe even more, and is designed and designed for Android devices.
It is therefore impossible to take advantage of Siri on Android, but you have Google Assistant!
There are several ways to activate Google Assistant, and deactivate it for that matter. The most popular are the use of voice, with the well-known “OK Google” command. This requires voice recognition to be activated. This is done via Settings > Voice > Speech Recognition and then enabling the option “Say ‘OK Google’ anytime”. Another widely used method: by holding down the central circular button.
You can also download and install the dedicated Google Assistant app from the Google Play Store. This will then appear like any other application, with its icon. By clicking on it, you will open the wizard, and will be able to access the service settings.
As said above, Siri has been natively integrated into Apple brand operating systems for a few years now. It is also normally enabled by default. And this activation on iPhone or iPad is done in a very similar way to that of Google Assistant on Android.
All you have to do is say “Hey Siri”, if voice activation is activated in Settings > Siri, or by holding down the round main button on your device.