Google Assistant adds iPad support, joins Alexa and Cortana as Siri rivals

Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri’s competition

Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri’s competition

Anyone wanting to try out Google's rival to Siri can now do so on their iPad: A version of the Google Assistant optimized for iOS tablets just debuted. With Google Assistant, users can get the weather, news, sports scores, stock prices, set reminders, add calendar appointments, and find out answers to various questions. This iPad version follows last May's launch of Google Assistant on iPhone.

In May of past year, Google announced it was bringing Google Assistant to iPhones.

Google also points out that with multitasking in iOS 11, you can take advantage of that larger screen size in other ways.

Of course, there is a great deal of overlap with Apple's offering, Siri.

Is Google Assistant on iPad really necessary? Plus, some smart home accessories can only be controlled by Google Assistant.

So, if you're an Apple user who happens to enjoy Google's services, you now have more options when it comes to using Google Assistant on iOS.

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