Google is bringing back a long-lost feature to Android Auto. Google Assistant “Apps” are available again

Google is bringing back a long-lost feature to Android Auto. Google Assistant “Apps” are available again

Google has brought a useful feature back to its Android Auto platform that was no longer supported in 2018.

We are talking about the “Programs” voice assistant Google Assistant (Google Assistant). Google Assistant Routines lets you set up a sequence of actions that Google Assistant takes one command at a time.

Google Assistant “programs” were supported in Android Auto until 2018 – a sequence of actions of the assistant could be launched with one command in the car. Then the functionality simply “broke”, and only at the beginning of 2020 Google officially admitted that “Programs” are not supported in Android Auto.

The feature is now back on Android Auto. For users with a fresh version of Android Auto 6.1 installed, it is activated on the server side. As the author of the subject resource 9to5Google noted, the function works like a “real miracle”. With its help, he launched a “program” from the car, configured earlier in Google Assistant, to control a smart vacuum cleaner at home.

The screenshot shows how the car Google Assistant launches the Shark IQ vacuum cleaner at the user’s home.

Google also brought changeable wallpaper support to Android Auto.

Google is bringing back a long-lost feature to Android Auto. Google Assistant “Apps” are available again

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