The support to understand Hindi on Google Assistant is currently limited in nature. You can start passing your commands in Hindi just after activating the virtual assistant by saying “Hey Google” or “OK Google” hotword. The assistant transcribes the command to English but replies back to you in Hindi. Likewise, you can transliterate your Hindi queries in English to receive responses from Google Assistant. The responses can either be in English or Hindi, depending on the availability of the results.
“The Google Assistant on Android phones and iPhones is currently available in English in India, built for English input but supporting a few selected Hindi queries. While we’ve launched the Hindi Google Assistant on Allo, it’s not available on phones yet. We are looking to bring the Assistant experience to more Indian languages over time,” Google spokesperson.
While the feature works well, it currently does not support making calls, opening apps, or modifying system settings.
How to Enable Hindi Version of Google Assistant
Users can simply set “English (India)” as their primary language for the Google Assistant’s settings in order to enable this feature. Once done, the feature takes the user’s input in Hindi and converts it to English text for better recognition. It then finds the adequate response and reports it back in Hindi.
Settings > Languages & input > Languages > Add a language > English (India)