How to Install Google Assistant on Samsung Galaxy Smartwatches

Samsung Galaxy smartwatches are a great option for people with Android phones, but they don’t have a Google Assistant, which can be a deal breaker. Here’s how to start the Google Assistant on your Samsung wearable.

Bixby is Samsung’s own version of a digital voice assistant, but not nearly as feature-rich as the Google Assistant. If that’s the only thing you’re missing, there are a few options to get it working on a Samsung watch.

To update: Unfortunately GAssist is no longer supported. Many people have reported that the setup instructions no longer work. We added instructions for an app called “G-Voice” that still works.

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The first thing to do is install it G voice assistant App from the Galaxy Store (start with the free version). You can install it from the Galaxy wearable app on your phone.

Once installed, open the app on your watch.

Select the G-Voice Assistant app.

You will be asked to sign in to your Google Account. You need to do this to access all of your Google Assistant settings, apps, services, routines, etc. You can also tap Later to use the Google Assistant without personalization.

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When you sign in, the app will ask you to use the account associated with the Google Assistant on your phone or tablet. Tap OK.

Tap OK.


Next, enter your Google email address in the small browser and then tap “Next”.

Enter your Google email address.

Enter your password and then tap “Next”. If you have activated two-factor authentication, you will be asked to confirm your registration.

Enter your password, then tap Next.

How to enable two-factor authentication for your Google account with Google Authenticator

Next, tap “Allow” to give the app permission to use the Google Assistant with your account.

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Scroll down and tap Allow again to trust the G-Voice Assistant app.

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That’s it! Tap the microphone icon to speak to the Google Assistant or the menu icon to optimize the app’s settings.

To start the Google Assistant from your watch, you’ll need to use G-Voice. However, you don’t need any additional apps to display the Google Assistant notifications that appear on your phone on your watch.

GAssist – no longer supported

Bixby is the personal assistant that ships on Samsung smartwatches. While it’s a capable companion, you may prefer the Google Assistant. Thanks to an app called “ GAssist ”It is possible to use the wizard on most Samsung watches. The process is a bit tedious, but you only need to do it once.


GAssist is compatible with Samsung Galaxy watches with Tizen 4.0+. You can check the version of your device by going to Settings> About Watch> Software> Tizen Version on your watch.

Choose Settings, About Watch, Software, and then Tizen Version.

Install the GAssist Watch and Phone apps

Open that Galaxy wearable app Navigate to the Galaxy Store on your Android smartphone and then search for “GAssist”.

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Choose “ GAssist.Net “By developer Kamil Kierski and then tap on” Install “.

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In the pop-up, tap on “Accept and download”.

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Navigate to the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone. Search for “GAssist” and then select “ GAssist.Net companion “By cybernetic87.

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Download the app by tapping Install.

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Once both apps are installed, you will need a “key” for the Google Assistant from Google Cloud Platform.

Get a “key” for the Google Assistant

Open a browser on your computer and go to the Google Cloud platform . If prompted, accept the Terms of Use, then click Select Project at the top.

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Click on “New Project” in the pop-up window.

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Name the project, then click Create.

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In the top left, click the hamburger menu to open the sidebar, then select APIs and Services.

Click the hamburger menu, then select

Click on the project you just created.

Click on your project.

At the top, click Activate APIs and Services.

Click Activate APIs and Services.

Type “Google Assistant” in the search bar.

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The results are displayed as you type. Click on the “Google Assistant API” option.

Click the Google Assistant API option if it appears.

Click on “Activate”.

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On the next page, click Generate Credentials.

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In the “Which API are you using?” Drop-down menu, select “Google Assistant API”.

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Click on “Where are you calling the API from?” Drop down menu and then select “Android”.

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Select “User data” under “What data will you access?” Then click on “What credentials do I need?”

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In the pop-up click on “Set up consent screen”. This may open a new tab in your browser.

Click Set Up Consent Screen.

When prompted on the next screen to select a “User Type”, select the one appropriate for your use case, then click “Create”.

Select a User Type, then click Create.

Enter a name in the Application Name text box, then click Save at the bottom of the page.

Enter a name in the Application Name text box, then click Save.

If you are not automatically redirected, select the “Credentials” tab in the sidebar and then click on “Create Credentials” at the top.

Select Credentials, then click Create Credentials.

Select “OAuth Client ID” from the list.

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In the Application Type drop-down menu, click Other or Televisions and Restricted Input Devices. Enter a name or use the default, then click Create.

Under Application Type, click Other or Televisions And Restricted Input Devices, enter a name, and then click Create.

Return to the “Credentials” tab and click the download icon next to the “OAuth Client ID” you just created.


Now you need to move the downloaded JSON file to your Android smartphone. Connect your phone to your computer to access the internal storage.

Open File Manager (or Finder on Mac) and select your smartphone. Copy the downloaded JSON file into the “Download” folder on your smartphone and rename it to “secrets.json”.

Rename the secrets.json file after copying it to your phone.

Finish the setup on your phone

Next, open the GAssist app on your smartphone and tap on “Browse”.

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Navigate to the “Download” folder and select “secrets.json”.

In the Download folder, select secrets.json.

You should see “File Loaded Successfully”; Tap on “Next”.

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Select “Authentication” to give GAssist access to your Google account.

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Select the account you use with the Google Assistant.

Select your Google account.

Tap Allow to give GAssist permission to use the Google Assistant on your account.

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Confirm on the next screen by tapping “Allow” again.

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Copy the authentication code using the on-screen button, then return to the GAssist app.


Paste the code into the text box, then tap OK.

Paste the authentication code, then tap OK.

You should now see three green check marks. Tap Done to continue.

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Use the Google Assistant on your Samsung Watch

Open the GAssist app on your Samsung Galaxy smartwatch and allow GAssist to access the microphone and storage.

Grant GAssist access to your watch's memory and microphone.

Tap “Listen” to speak to the Google Assistant, and it will respond to your command. If your wearable has a speaker, you’ll hear the answer out loud. Tap Stop to finish responding.

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To make the Google Assistant easier to start, we recommend that you double-press it as a shortcut for the Home button.

To do this, on your Samsung Galaxy watch, go to Settings> Press the home button twice> GAssistNet.

Choose Settings, choose Double Press Home Key, then choose GAssistNet.


Now you can quickly start the Google Assistant from anywhere by pressing the home button twice.

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