As noticed by XDA’s Mishaal Rahman, Android 11’s supply code launched on AOSP hints at a brand new audio stream for digital assistants corresponding to Google Assistant and Bixby. Once enabled, it is possible for you to to tweak the amount stage of the digital assistant of your selection. This occurs no matter different media quantity settings.
Android 11 provides a brand new stream sort: AUDIO_STREAM_ASSISTANT. “This is intended to be used by a virtual assistant like Google Assistant, Bixby, etc. The audio stream has own volume alias and the volume does not change by volume changes of other streams.”https://t.co/3omy2phZQM
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) September 8, 2020
“New stream type: AUDIO_STREAM_ASSISTANT. This is intended to be used by a virtual assistant like Google Assistant, Bixby, etc. The audio stream has own volume alias and the volume does not change by volume changes of other streams,” states Google.
As far because the practicality of this characteristic is anxious, I don’t assume I’ll ever want a slider to manage Google Assistant’s quantity. With this addition, nonetheless, Google Assistant could not get silenced whenever you’re taking part in media in different apps. Instead, it could proceed offering voice output, say whenever you’re taking part in a track or podcast. This habits, no less than in principle, is best than paused media which interrupts the expertise.
For now, the precise launch timeline for this characteristic stays unknown. It isn’t current within the steady construct of Android 11 that Google launched for Pixel telephones. We should wait to see when Google is planning to roll out this characteristic. It is feasible that Google Assistant quantity controls would possibly arrive in a Pixel characteristic drop within the coming months.