Issues using Google assistant over Bluetooth

Digsy

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I use the built in MB voice control on my C class to make and receive calls on my BT connected Android phone, but occasionally I like to be able to use other Google Assistant functionality like sending and reading text messages, accessing my calendar, etc.

Until a couple of weeks ago I could simply do a long press up on the voice button to activate "phone voice recognition" and the Google would talk to me over the car's BT and I could hear over the speakers but recently that has stopped working. I can still access Google Assistant with a long press on the voice button, but now the response comes from the phone and not over the car speakers, meaning that the normal audio sound is not muted and so I cannot hear what mu hone is saying.

From searching on the internet this bug seems to have been around for at least four years and seems to come and go but it has only recently affected me. Its a pain because its such a basic function and one that worked perfectly in my B-class before MB added their own voice activation.

Footnote: I am pretty sure this is actually a phone / Android / Google issue and not a problem with the car. Just looking for any pointers on how to solve it.
 

mattkh

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Has anything been changed recently, on the car or the environment?
 
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There was a map update about a month ago but other than that nothing that I am aware of.
 

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