In some ways, this additional and inconvenient step defeated the convenience of a digital assistant in the first place.
When it comes to the Digital Assistant Wars™, one thing is abundantly clear regardless of what platform you're on: Siri is objectively very bad.
It's tough to find a smart home product that doesn't connect to, or run, Google Assistant.
So, you'll end up saying "Hey Siri, OK Google", but that's the price you pay for Google's AI smarts on the iPhone.
Though this might sound complicated, once you get the hang of Apple's Shortcuts app, setting up this sequence is relatively simple. Make sure to go to the App Store and download the Google Assistant app and/or update your current Google Assistant app to the latest version.
Google takes a Shortcut to link Assistant and Siri
Siri may be a mainstay of Apple devices, but if you're a fan of the Google Assistant there's now a sneaky workaround to tap into that instead. However, after that you can string both Siri and Assistant instructions together to use Google's services.
Google has been working hard to catch up with Siri on iOS since Google apps have always been of secondary choice as Apple offers its own offering for Music, Maps and many other features.
It's not quite as easy as using the Google Assistant on an Android device like the Pixel 3.
A new report from marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting confirms what we knew already: Google Assistant is the most efficient virtual assistant as compared to its top rivals. That's just a sample shortcut that various tech blogs have come up with. If you've turned on Siri support from the lock screen, your iPhone or iPad needn't be unlocked or the screen even on for that to work. Having said that, it does seem a little awkward to see Siri being used like that.