March 6, 2021
Google Fixes Android Auto Glitch that Caused Assistant to Read Text Messages in Different Languages

Google Says it’s Finally Fixed One of the Most Annoying Issues with Android Auto

Google states that it’s addressed a long-running issue that causes Google Assistant to read text messages on Android Auto in different languages…

First reported over a year and a half ago in mid-2019, a persistent problem has plagued Google Assistant’s ability to read text messages aloud on Android Auto. The glitch causes Google Assistant to read text messages in a different language through Android Auto than what’s set on the user’s smartphone. Although patches have been applied since the problem began, these haven’t been enough to totally correct the issue.

Google Fixes Android Auto Glitch that Caused Assistant to Read Text Messages in Different Languages

Now, Google states that it’s completely resolved said issue. But, it doesn’t magically apply itself. So, users must go through a few steps to correct the problem. Here’s what to do to get Android Auto and Google Assistant to sync to the same language to read text messages aloud:

  1. Update the Google app to the latest version.
  2. Set the primary phone language again. 
  3. Configure the Google Assistant language.
  4. Delete any additional entries if they show up.

That should do it. Google Assistant will now read all text messages on Android Auto in the correct language. A member of the Android Auto team explains:

“Since observing this issue, we have launched more holistic multilingual language support across a growing list of countries, and we look forward to expanding coverage for additional regions soon. We are constantly working to make Google Assistant more universally accessible and to that end we want to thank you for this feedback.”

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