Google Assistant coming to Android TV

Google announced today that the Google Assistant would be coming to the Android TV Plaform “in the coming months” as part of an update to the Google TV platform on TVs and set top boxes.  Nvidia echoed that annoucement yesterday in their keynote at the consumer electronics show (CES) announcing that the new NVidia Shield TV would be the first device to launch with Google’s Assistant.

You’ll be able to ask the Google Assistant for help so you can enjoy the content you love, faster than ever, on the best screen in your house.

From playing media to planning for your day, here are some ways the Google Assistant on Android TV can help:

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. And once available, the NVIDIA SHIELD will be the first TV device to offer a hands-free Assistant experience — so “Dim the lights” will only be an “Ok Google” away!

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