Using the Google Assistant

By using the Google Assistant feature that comes with the smartphone, you can speak to the headset to operate the smartphone or perform the search.

Compatible smartphones
  • Smartphones installed with Android 5.0 or later (Google app 7.0 or later is required.)
  • iPhone/iPod touch (Installation of the Google Assistant application is required.)
  1. If your smartphone is an iPhone/iPod touch, open the Google Assistant app.

    If your smartphone is an Android smartphone, skip this step.

  2. Open the "Sony | Headphones Connect" app, and set the NC/AMBIENT button as the Google Assistant button.

    When using the Google Assistant for the first time, open the Google Assistant app and tap the [Finish headphones setup] button on the Conversation View, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete initial settings for the Google Assistant.

    For details of the "Sony | Headphones Connect" app, refer to the following URL.

    http://rd1.sony.net/help/mdr/hpc/h_zz/

  3. Press the NC/AMBIENT button to use the Google Assistant.
    • Press and hold to input a voice command.
    • Press once to read out the notification.
    • Press twice to cancel the voice command.

For details of the Google Assistant, refer to the following website:

https://assistant.google.com

https://g.co/headphones/help

Hint

  • Check or update the software version of the headset with the "Sony | Headphones Connect" app.
  • When the Google Assistant is not available for reasons such as not being connected to the network, a voice guidance “The Google Assistant is not connected” is heard.
  • If you do not see the [Finish headphones setup] button on the Google Assistant app, please unpair the headphones from the Bluetooth settings of your smartphone and redo the pairing process.

Note

  • If the NC/AMBIENT button is set as the Google Assistant button in step 2, the noise canceling function or the NC Optimizer function cannot be operated from the headset.
  • If the NC/AMBIENT button is set as the Google Assistant button in step 2, the Amazon Alexa function cannot be operated from the headset.
  • The Google Assistant may not be used in some countries, regions, or languages.