Do you want to install Google Assistant on your Mac or Macbook? or control your Mac with Google Assistant? Well, if you are an Android or Chrome OS user then you probably know about Google Assistant. In this guide, you are going to learn how to get or install Google Assistant on Mac.
Google Assistant for Mac can be used in the same manner as Microsoft Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa can. However, there is no clear way to begin using Google Assistant on Mac; you should only do it in a slightly indirect manner that is applicable for Windows 10 PC and Chromebook.
What is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is a voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence that evolved from Google Now. It is available on Android, Apple, and Google Home computers. Google Assistant can be used to launch applications and tablets, ask questions, make plans, and perform a host of helpful activities, not to mention play games. You will choose from 11 different voices, including “cameo” celebrities like Issa Rae, with support for 30 languages.
If you’ve never used a voice assistant before (such as Apple’s Siri or Samsung’s Bixby), you may be perplexed as to how it functions. Fortunately for you, we will assist you!
Install Google Assistant on Mac
Although there is no Google Assistant software for macOS, this article explains a workaround for accessing Google Assistant on a macOS machine. Meanwhile, there’s no doubt Mac has Siri but why not test Install and test Google Assistant on your Mac.
So, without further delay, here are the steps to install Google Assistant on macOS Big Sur on Mac:
Step 1. Download & Install Unofficial Google Assistant Client
Download the client from this GitHub page, it is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. For macOS download the file with the .dmg extension. Click Allow to download the file.
Once downloaded, install it. Simply drag the Google Assistant app to the Applications folder.
Once it’s done the don’t run the Google Assistant from the Applications folder.
Step 2. Open Actions Console & Create a New Project
Open up the Actions Console and click on New project. If required sign in to your Google account.
Select Yes to agree to the Terms of Services, Select your Country and click Agree and continue.
Now, type any project name and click on Create project. Other settings like language and country or region are optional it doesn’t affect anything.
On the screen scroll down to the bottom of the page where you’ll find a “are you looking for device registration” click here. You will need to click on the button to proceed.
Here, click on the “REGISTER MODEL” button.
Fill up any name and company and Device type. Then, finally, click on “REGISTER MODEL”.
Now, after you have created a model, you will be asked to download the credentials. Click on “Download OAuth 2.0 credentials”
At last, click on “SAVE TRAITS.”
Step 3. Configure Consent Screen
Click on the link to get to the Cloud Console page.
From the menu bar area, search and select the project you’ve just created.
Now, from the left hamburger menu, select “APIs & Services > Dashboard.”
Click on “ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES .”
A new page will open “API Library” where you can search for APIs and enable them. Search for “Google Assistant” and click on “Google Assistant API.”
Click on ENABLE.
Now, from the hamburger menu, click the “Credentials” screen.
Click on the “CONFIGURE CONSENT SCREEN.”
Select External under the User Type option. Then, click CREATE.
Select your email for “User Support email.”
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter email in “Developer Contact Information”, right after that click on SAVE AND CONTINUE.
Once again, click SAVE AND CONTINUE and also on the next page.
Click on BACK TO DASHBOARD.
Under “Test Users” click on the “ADD USERS” button.
Enter your email ID and click SAVE.
Step 4. Setting Authentication in the App
Now, go to Launchpad and launch the Google Assistant app or you can launch it from the menu bar.
Click Get Started and Proceed on the next page.
Click on the “Settings” button in the top-left corner of the app.
Now, click Browse next to Key File Path.
Select the client_secret file and click Open.
Select Automatically set a path.
Click Relaunch Assistant.
Now, you will be presented with the “Get Token!” screen. An authentication page will be opened in your default browser.
Select your Email ID. Click Continue. Click on Allow twice.
Finally, copy the code.
Go back to the Assistant and paste the code and then click Submit.
Click Relaunch Assistant for the last time.
Finally, Google Assistant is successfully installed on your Mac.
That’s it. This is how you can install Google Assistant on your Mac.