Google Assistant will be on TVs
When Google Assistant was announced in the Google Pixel event, we knew that Google wanted to keep it exclusive to their new phones, but eventually, they will bring it to other devices. Now, the Google Assistant is making its way to the Android TVs in the coming months. As part of an upcoming update on supported TVs and set-top boxes powered by Android TV, users will get the ability to interact with the apps without touching to any buttons.
From playing media to planning for your day, here are some ways Google says that you can do with Assistant on Android TV:
- Play content: “Play Stranger Things on Netflix.”
- Discover content: “Search YouTube for Jimmy Kimmel.” And you can also ask a follow-up if you’re interested in more videos by saying: “Play the second one.”
- Get answers: “Tell me about Jurassic Park?”
- Set the right mood: “Dim the lights.”
- Get ready for your day: “How long will it take to get to work?”
In the coming months, the Google Assistant on Android TV will come to the Nvidia Shield, along with all Android TVs in the US running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat, such as the AirTV Player, Sharp Aquos, Sony Bravia, Xiaomi Mi Box, and more. However, it is important to note that the Nvidia Shield will be the first TV device to offer a hands-free Assistant experience.
Over time, Google says that we will see the Assistant come to other new platforms, like smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, Android-powered in-car infotainment systems and many other types of devices through the Embedded Google Assistant SDK.