Users of the Galaxy Watch 4 can now use Google Assistant on the device. In addition to being available in the app tray, the Assistant can be activated via voice command and assigned to a long press on the home button.
In addition, the update released today gives users access to Google Pay, Maps, and YouTube Music.
During Google I/O earlier this month, Samsung stated that Google Assistant support would arrive on the device this summer, which is earlier than some may have anticipated.
Samsung’s executive vice president of products and experience, Patrick Chomet, stated that Assistant would enable “faster and more natural voice interactions.”
Spotify control will also be available via Google Assistant, and support for other third-party apps is on the way, according to Samsung. Later this year, Google apps and services will be optimized for the Galaxy Watch lineup.
While Galaxy Watch 4 owners can sideload Google Assistant, official support should make it easier for the majority of people to get started with the feature.
The announcement comes a year after it was revealed that Samsung and Google are working together on Wear OS. Samsung is retiring the Tizen platform from its wearables and will instead use Wear OS in the future.