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Prerequisite

If you have Airpods Pro or Powerbeats Pro you can skip this step. If you have Airpods gen 1 or gen 2 you have to use an iOS device (e.g. iPhone or iPad) to set at least one airpod to play/pause. Optionally you can set one airpod as skip to next. Then you can double tap this airpod to skip song. Last pair airpods to your Android phone.

Step 1: enable assistant
Step 2: decide which mode to trigger assistant

There are 2 modes to trigger assistant.

  • Double tap once to trigger assistant. This is the default mode. "2 consecutive double-tap to trigger assistant" is off.
  • Double tap twice to trigger assistant. Turn on "2 consecutive double-tap to trigger assistant" in the setting.
Free version (Double tap once to trigger assistant)
  • When no music is playing double-tap airpod triggers assistant
  • When music is playing double-tap airpod pauses and then double-tap again would trigger assistant.
PRO version (Double tap twice to trigger assistant)
This is the exclusive feature for PRO version. 1st double-tap to pause/play & 2nd double-tap (within a few seconds) to trigger Google Assistant
Here are different scenarios that you can use
Play music
  • Double-tap once music will resume from the last playback
  • Or 2 Double-taps consecutively (within 5 seconds) trigger assistant and ask assistant to start playing music
Trigger assistant to ask question
  • Whether music is playing or not 2 double-taps consecutively (within 5 seconds) trigger assistant. E.g. ask assistant for weather
  • If you would like to continue music playing double-tap once
Stop music
  • When music is playing double-tap once stops music
Configure delay for 2 consecutive double-taps
Gesture to trigger assistant for Airpods Pro
  • Follow step 1 and 2 above to turn on "2 consecutive double-tap to trigger assistant" in app setting
  • Use single squeeze twice to trigger assistant for Airpods Pro. This is different from double squeeze. Basically you single squeeze once and wait until you hear a confirmation sound. Music will play or pause. Then you single squeeze one more time and wait until you hear a confirmation sound. When music plays or pauses you should see assistant gets triggered.