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OnStar Connected Services and Wi-Fi Plans available in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait only.

Get hands-free help in the vehicle with Google Assistant. Call or text friends, listen to music, set reminders, or even change the temperature in your vehicle.


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How do I use Google Assistant in my vehicle?

Use Google Assistant in the vehicle to get things done on the road, hands-free. You’ll need a paid service plan or trial to use it.

To get started with a voice command, you can do the following:

  1. With your voice: Simply say, “Hey Google” inside of the vehicle
  2. Icon on screen: Tap the Google Assistant icon in the App Tray or on the Home screen
  3. Steering wheel button: Press and release the PUSH-TO-TALK button on the steering wheel (a short press)
  4. Microphone in Maps: When using Maps, tap the microphone icon to initiate a voice session
What kinds of commands can I use with Google Assistant in the vehicle?

Depending on your vehicle’s equipment, here are some example voice commands:

  • Phone calls/communication
    • “Call Ahmed” 
    • “Text Ahmed 'On my way'
  • Media controls
    • “Play radio”
    • “Turn up the volume”
    • “Play music”
  • Climate controls
    • “Set the temperature to 24 degrees”
    • “Turn on the defroster”
  • Navigation
    • “Navigate home”
    • “Where's the nereast coffee shops”
  • Productivity
    • “What’s on my calendar?”
    • “Remind me to pick up dry cleaning at 6 p.m. tomorrow”
What other voice assistants can I use?

In addition to Google Assistant, you can opt to use other voice assistants in the vehicle, depending on your preference. 

Note: Some vehicle commands, such as climate controls, can only be accessed using Google Assistant.

What’s the difference between a short press and long press of the PUSH-TO-TALK button on the steering wheel?

How long you hold down the PUSH-TO-TALK button before you release it determines what type of voice control you’re accessing. It’s important to understand the difference so you get the right result from your voice command. 

  • Press and release: A short press of the button will activate the vehicle’s embedded voice assistant. This will allow you to use Google Assistant to get things done on the road, including vehicle-specific commands. 
  • Press and hold: A long press of the button will activate your paired phone’s voice assistant. This will enable you to use your phone’s voice recognition features, such as making a phone call or checking your calendar, but will not allow you to control vehicle-specific features like climate controls or radio functions