Google Assistant coming soon to Android TV and Android Wear 2.0

Google Assistant coming soon to Android TV and Android Wear 2.0
Google Assistant is among the most advanced personal digital assistants running on smartphones. Starting this year, the AI will make the jump to other platforms, Google confirmed at CES.

The first platform to get the Google Assistant in the coming months is Android TV. It will be rolled out as part of an update on supported TVs and set-top boxes powered by the same Android TV.

With Google Assistant, users will be able to voice their commands to the TV instead of typing or browsing through menus. Several commands will be available when Google Assistant launches on Android TV like: Play content, Discover content, Get answers, Set the right mood (“Dim the lights”), Get ready for your day (“How long will it take to get to work”).


Furthermore, Google announced that its AI will come to the NVIDIA SHIELD, along with all Android TVs in the United States running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat operating systems, including Sharp Aquos, Sony Bravia, Xiaomi Mi Box, AirTV Player, and more.

But Google Assistant will be launched on other platforms as well. The search giant confirmed the Assistant will come to smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, as well as Android-powered in-car infotainment systems.

A lot more devices will be able to use Google Assistant, which will be delivered via the Embedded Google Assistant SDK.

source: Google

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8 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 689; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

How long will it take to get to work. I should know i travel it every day lol. The questions that are being asked are just silly and fun.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The difference with Google assistant being built into Android Wear 2.0 vs every other watch right now. Is all other voice integration as it stands today is using the paired smartphone to send your voice request. With Android Wear 2.0 assistant, it can send the voice requests directly to the server's without using the phone. Naturally if your watch only has Bluetooth enabled and is paired to your phone. Then the assistant will send the requests through your phone. But if WiFi is enabled, then the requests can go directly to the internet.

8. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

I envy you. I live only 8 miles from work, but my commute time varies anywhere from 10 minutes to 35 minutes. I use Android Auto to navigate me to work every single day... it has taken me 6 different ways over the past year, depending upon traffic, but it always gets me there as quick as possible.

2. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So I am guessing I should expect further delay for my Huawei Watch to get AW 2.0, since they obviously need more time to bake this feature into the new software.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Definitely excited about the Google Assistant update. Good to know they are supporting their older products.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The Nvidia Shield with Google Assistant should be nice with Nvidia Spots throughout the house

5. seanska

Posts: 2; Member since: May 16, 2013

Just to make sure I get this right, apparently a TV with Android 6.0 gets Google Assistant but my Nexus 6P running Nougat does not? Way to go Google on rubbing it in on your Nexus supporters.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's really uncharacteristic of Google don't be evil motto's. Maybe they should change it to 'don't get in the way of profit'

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