Recently, we informed you that the Google Assistant Driving feature would be available in other countries. Since its inception, it has only been available in the United States and then in the UK. After months of development, Google seems confident that Assistant Driving Mode is ready to share with a broader audience. Google has officially announced that Driving Mode is available in five more countries.
In a blog post announced by Google, the company revealed that Great Britain, India, Australia, Ireland, and Singapore are the new countries to acquire this feature. Google also revealed that you need a smartphone running Android 9.0 or higher with at least 4GB of RAM to get this feature. Here’s how you can enable this feature.
Choose driving mode
Before you can use the driving mode for the first time, you must Choose.
- On your Android tablet or phone, say, “Hey Google, open the Assistant settings.”
- Touch Transportation and then Driving mode.
- Active driving mode.
Start driving mode
- On your Android phone, open the Google Maps app.
- Search your destination or tap on the map.
- Tap Start.
The Google Assistant Driving feature allows users to listen to audio alerts on their compatible Android devices while driving, making or receiving messages, and sending messages using Voice Assistant. Using this feature, you can play media from hundreds of providers worldwide, including Spotify, YouTube Music, Google Podcasts, and more.