Google Assistant and your Michigan Tech Email account

Michigan Tech IT has received several requests regarding Google Pixel phones and Google Home devices and Google Assistant not working with user accounts.  We’ve contacted Google and the following is their response.  At this time, if you’re thinking of getting a Google Phone such as the Pixel or a Google Home device, understand Google Assistant will not work with your account

According to the information I’ve gathered, that option is available for all Pixel devices (using any regular Google accounts) but not yet for EDU users. This is caused by the fact that tracking ‘Web and App activity’ is disabled for Education accounts as per the Student Privacy Pledge Google has signed.

For detailed information about this, you may refer to the links at and

The Official announcement for signing the pledge and student data privacy measures taken by Google are mentioned at the link

You can keep track for any changes in the same blog via the URL and also in the Help Center articles where this should also be updated soon