Google Assistant is coming to Android TV, NVIDIA Shield TV gets it first

Six months after it promised to bring its Assistant to Android TV, Google kept its promise and announced the digital personal assistant will be rolled out to select devices starting today.

The first device to benefit from Google's Assistant is NVIDIA Shield TV, while the Sony Bravia TVs will get it in the coming months.

Google Assistant will arrive on the Shield TV as an update, so make sure that you accept the update and press the remote's mic button after the device restarts.

With Google Assistant, you can now tell your Shield TV what to play by speaking to it. In fact, you can play a wide variety of content, from movies to TV shows to YouTube clips and music. On top of that, HBO NOW, Netflix and YouTube are supported as well, so you can instantly watch something by asking for it by name.

But there's more to it, as Google Assistant allows you to catch up on the latest news, from business to tech to entertainment. Various apps for Google Assistant are also available on Android TV, so you will now be able to take advantage of them (Wall Street Journal, Fitstar, Tender).

When you've finished playing with Google Assistant, you can simply turn it off. Naturally, you'll be able to control the volume, pause, control smart home devices and much more, with just your voice.

source: Google



1. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

this is pretty awesome. I kind of want my tv to crap out so I can I have a reason to upgrade to one of these TV's.

6. CHP19

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 23, 2017

No need man. Just get a shield tv. This is not TV specific per se but separate box is also a possibility.

3. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Just tried it and the assistant is working, very nice update. :-)

4. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

We need a newer, more powerful Android TV. The remote voice function on mine sucks! It doesn't understand 90% of what I'm saying.

5. joinboone

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2017

I tested it great.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Waiting for it on my Sony TV. can't wait.

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