Here’s An App To Bring Google Assistant to Windows, macOS or Linux PCs: How You to Install and Use

The app is currently available via GitHub that brings Google Assistant to your Windows, macOS, or Linux PC.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an AI innovated by Google to make our life easier. The AI is ruling on almost all the devices including smartphones, Smart TVs, automobiles, and a lot more. The voice assistant has reached almost all the devices but it’s yet to hit desktops and if you’re also among the ones like us who are waiting for an app which brings the Google Assistant to your desktops then your wait is over. Yes! You read it correctly, thanks to a developer named Melvin L. Abraham has created an unofficial desktop app which will bring Google Assistant to your desktop and now you can perform tasks on your PC with your voice assistant. Let’s have a detailed look at the newly announced app. 

According to the XDA developers report, the app is currently available via GitHub that brings Google Assistant to your Windows, macOS, or Linux PC. The developer has made this app on Electron similar to Discord and Spotify. Do note that the app is not built by Google and you are responsible for all your actions, don’t blame Google for any miss-happenings. However, it’s worth noting that the app will bring Google Assistant to your desktop. 

As mentioned above this isn’t an official Google app, which means you need to use your brain here to set up the app and get the work done. But the best part is that the app comes with a step-by-step guide. Here’s how you can install and use the app on your PC. 

How to Install Google Assistant Unofficial Desktop Client

  • First, you need to download the app from GitHub 
  • Then you can follow the follow these authentication steps to use Google Assistant
  • When you visit the website you can see Head on to Actions Console 
  • Open the Actions Console a separate window
  • Now click on New Project 
  • Enter any project name and set other options accordingly and click on “Create Project button”
  • Once the project is created, you can see the “onboarding” page
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on the “click here” link right next to “Are you looking for device registration?”
  • You need to wait until your project is created
  • Now, you will be redirected to a “Device Registration” page
  • Here, click on “Register Model” button
  • Fill all the details and for device type, select any
  • Click on “REGISTER MODEL”
  • Now, after you have created a model, you will be asked to download the credentials. Click on “Download OAuth 2.0 credentials”
  • You are done with registering your device. But to authenticate, you have to “Configure Consent Screen”

How to Configure Consent Screen

  • Head on to Cloud Console
  • In the navigation bar click on the button to select a project
  • Click on the “ALL” tab and select the name of the project you just created
  • Then, press OPEN to continue
  • Now, from the hamburger menu, select “APIs & Services”
  • Click on “ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES”
  • You will be redirected to “API Library”
  • You need to search for Google Assistant in the search bar
  • Click on “Google Assistant API”
  • Press the “ENABLE” button to enable the API
  • You need to wait until the API is enabled 
  • Now, from the hamburger menu, click on “Credentials”
  • Now click on the “CONFIGURE CONSENT SCREEN”
  • Under User Type, select External. Then, click CREATE
  • Under “App Registration” select your email for “User Support email”
  •  Under “Developer Contact Information”, fill in your email address for “Email addresses” and click on Save and Continue
  • Skip the next screen by clicking on Save and Continue
  • Under “Test Users” click on “ADD USERS” button
  • Type the email address of the Gmail account and click save 

How to Setup App

  • Launch the Google Assistant Unofficial Desktop Client app on your PC 
  • Click on the “Settings”
  • Under the “Authentication” section, set the “Key File Path” to the path where you have kept the “OAuth 2.0 Credentials” and leave the “Saved Tokens Path” empty 
  • Now click on the “Save” button
  • Click on “Automatically set a path” on the popup 
  • Click on “Relaunch Assistant” button
  • Now, you will see “Get Token!” screen. An authentication page will be opened in your default browser
  • Select the preferred Gmail account 
  • Click on “Advanced” for the warnings 
  • Click on “Go to project-xxxxxx (unsafe)”
  • Now clicking on “Allow”
  • Click on the copy button and paste the code in the respective field. 
  • Hit the submit button 
  • Click on “Relaunch Assistant”
  • Now you are all set to go

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Karan Sharma with an experience of more than 4.5 years in journalism is pursuing his passion for technology reporting. He is a technology freak and passionate about reviewing smartphones, gadgets, gaming consoles, and more. He is very keen on technology and is always looking out for new technologies to explore. Besides, he is a hardcore traveller who loves to explore places always on his motorcycle.