Google’s goal for Assistant has always been to put the feature on as many devices as it can. It wants you to use it, after all, and making it available on as many things just makes that reality much easier.
Today Google has announced that it is expanding Assistant availability in a big way. First, Android tablets will now be getting Assistant. Using Assistant on a tablet will let you do the normal things like adding to your calendar or adding to your shopping list and carry it over to your phone, too. You will also be able to use Assistant on a tablet to control your smart home devices.
Google Assistant for tablets will be rolling out over the next week to those who have Google Assistant’s language set to English in the United States.
The biggest new addition, though. is support for Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones. It has already started rolling out to those who have set their language to English in the “U.S., UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain. It’s also rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea.”
You will have to opt-in to start using Assistant once it arrives on your device.