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I want to change the Hotword for the Google Assistant.

Is it possible to change the hotword from "OK Google" to something else?

Do i need a rooted device?

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UPDATE: According to a comment below, the OpenMic+ app has been taken down by the author.


According to Google Help Forums, this feature seems not to have been implemented yet:

At this moment, changing the hotword is not an available feature. However, we appreciate your feedback, and your feature request has been noted.

Fortunately there is a workaround:

There is an application, Open Mic+ for Google Now, with lots of customisation and enables the user to change the hot phrase.

With Open Mic+ you aren’t limited to “Okay Google”. Live out your sci-fi fantasies, support your favourite team, and just feel awesome with complete control over your phone.

Instructions:

  • Download and install the latest version of Google Search App on your device if you haven’t already.

  • Download and install Open Mic+ For Google Now App.

  • After installation ,open the app Open Mic+ For Google Now.

  • As soon as you open up the app you will see a warning indicating you to turn off Google Now Hot word Detection, here click on Settings >>Voice >> OK Google Detection >> Turn it Off.

  • Now head back to Open Mic+ For Google Now App and tap on Say area with a pencil icon.

  • Here type any command with which you want your Google Now respond like “Hey Device” and then hit Set.

  • Once set click on the Play button.

  • That’s it you now have successfully customized and changed Google Now wake up command from OK Google to something else in this case to Hey Device.

Hope this helps

References:

  1. Alternative to "Ok Google"
  2. How To Change Google Now Command From Ok Google To Something Else
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    The Open Mic+ play store page says: "Due to MIT overworking me, this application will no longer be supported by me :( Thank you to everyone for all the support, I hope to get back to this one some day. " – bgoodr Oct 14 '17 at 15:08
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    Confirmation that the Open Mic+ has been abandoned: forum.xda-developers.com/… – bgoodr Oct 14 '17 at 15:40
  • Thanks for the update! But it it still possible to use the last release version? – xavier_fakerat Oct 14 '17 at 18:39
  • It gave me various errors on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 a.co/bse54JM (newly purchased). The main use case for wanting to change this is having multiple Android devices close to you, each of which responding to the same hotword. – bgoodr Oct 15 '17 at 21:45
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    OpenMic+ has been taken down by the author, hence I think this post must be deleted or locked. Why lead people on a wild goose chase – mithunpaul Jun 30 '18 at 2:07

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