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How to Setup Subscriptions on Google Assistant

Google Assisstant for Android and iOS now allows you to setup subscriptions which is a feature from Google's Allo messaging app.

These subscriptions are a recurring alert for things that you may want to know on a daily basis such as: weather forecast; fun facts; funny videos; poems; quotes.

As you can see from the list above it is very limited at the moment and hopefully they will be working to expand this - I am sure they will. Your daily commute showing the best route is one idea that immediately springs to mind.


To Setup a Subscription

  • Open Google Assistant
  • Say one of the Subscription Commands
    • Send me weather every day
    • Send me a poem every day
    • Send me a quote every day
    • Send me a funny video every day
    • Send me a fun fact every day
    • Send me a mindfulness tip every day

  • When you receive your reply you can now press Yes when asked if you would like to "get this every day"

  • If you select yes you will then be asked what time you would like to receive the notification. You can choose a pre-selected time or just press the microphone icon and state your own time

  • Once you do this you can view your other subscriptions or cancel the one you have just setup

  • If you click on Show active subscriptions you will be able to view and edit/cancel any you have already setup.

Overall this is pretty limited with only the daily weather forecast being of much help. But as Google are investing so much time in Assistant I am sure there is more is to come from this feature.