Android 13 seems to cause problems for Google Assistant on Android Auto

what you need to know

  • Users are experiencing an issue with Android Auto’s Google Assistant in version 8.5.624594 of the app.
  • Saying “Hey Google” doesn’t force the assistant to be available for questions at all times.
  • The issues appear to affect Samsung, Pixel, and Sony devices.

Android Auto seems to have run into some complications with Google’s latest OS release.

An Android Auto help thread was created in the middle of the month citing issues with the app’s Google Assistant commands (via 9to5Google). The main issue reported by users stems from the Assistant’s “Hey Google” command opening its metaphorical ears with the version 8.5.624594. This problem manifests itself in the wizard’s bottom bar becoming completely blank when a command is given.