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Google Assistant error when in Google Maps Navigation Mode

hunterpritchett says:
I posted this same topic here but it was closed after 90 days without any responses.

As you can see at that link, this has been a reported issue for over 6 months. It would be nice to get some feedback.

Remember the Milk's integration with Google Assistant through the phrase "Hey Google, Talk to Remember the Milk" works fine for me unless I am trying to talk to the device while in Google Maps' Navigation Mode, in which case after saying the above phrase I get the response: "Ok, getting remember the milk...Sorry, Remember the Milk isn't supported on this device."

This is very disappointing because 90% of the time I want to use RTM through Google Assistant is when I'm driving. I believe this is a bug, but if there is a way to fix this let me know. Otherwise, please let me know how to submit a bug report.
Posted at 4:42pm on June 15, 2022
geojono says:
hunterpritchett - I use IFTTT for that rather than the standard Google Assistant. I have the RTM and Google Assistant services connected in IFTTT and it's setup as "RTM $". So, I say "Hey Google, RTM Check with Larry on his speaking topic." I then get a reply from Google Assistant that says, "I'll create an RTM task to check with Larry on his speaking topic." The task ends up in my RTM Inbox.

You have to install the IFTTT app and have an IFTTT account (free), and you need to setup the IFTTT applet, but it's pretty handy. Off hand, I can't think if I've used it while in Navigation Mode, but I can test it (provided I remember to do it).

Not a solution, but perhaps a workaround.
Posted 9 months ago
geojono says:
Here's RTM's writeup on how to use IFTTT with RTM:
Posted 9 months ago
andrewski (Remember The Milk) says:
Hi hunterpritchett,
I don't have an update on this issue. I'll let you know when I do! It's something we have on our list to investigate.

In the meantime, it may be possible to use something separate like geojono's workaround! Thanks for sharing, geojono. 💙
Posted 9 months ago
hunterpritchett says:
Hi, it isn't clear if geojono's workaround works in navigation mode, which is the whole point. Please let me know if there are plans to fix this or not.
Posted 6 months ago
gleitz says:
Now that IFTTT is essentially incompatible with Google Assistant, I'd like to see the RTM team take their Assistant integration more seriously.

I can almost get what I need with the slightly clunky phrase:

Ok Google, ask Remember The Milk to remind me to pick up the milk at 5pm

However, the Navigation Mode bug means I have to touch my phone while I'm driving (unsafe) and I have to be constantly thinking about what mode my phone is in when I want to use Assistant to talk to RTM.

It's been almost a year without any progress on this issue. Can it be prioritized soon? Or is it possible to open source the RTM plugin for Assistant so the community can help troubleshoot?
Posted 5 months ago
hunterpritchett says:
Yeah, this really needs to be fixed. Any updates?
Posted 16 weeks ago
hunterpritchett says:
Maybe it's time to start looking for an alternative app? Without even an estimation about when this will be fixed and considering the months we've been waiting, it doesn't seem that this honestly pretty big issue is going to be resolved.
Posted 3 weeks ago
geojono says:
Here's a somewhat robust conversation about that with good opinions on both sides of the issue.
Posted 3 weeks ago
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