Google Assistant is popping up everywhere, just recently integrating itself with almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. And as of today, its available on Android TV. Starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV and coming to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months, users can find the latest movies, check the score on the big game, dim the lights and more, all with voice commands.
To activate Google Assistant on your NVIDIA SHIELD, simply accept the Google Assistant system update and press the mic button on the remote after it restarts. With channels like HBO NOW, Netflix and YouTube, you can simply request a show by name or description. For example, you can say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Show me movies about climbing Mount Everest.” You can also request a specific song or type of music from Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Spotify or Pandora.
Do you need a stock market update? Just as the Wall Street Journal. Need a cocktail recommendation? Just ask Tender. Apps for Google Assistant are also available on Android TV. With Google Express, you can shop and reorder products from Walgreens, Walmart, Costco, Whole Foods, PetSmart and many other stores.
Android TV is also fully controllable by voice as well. You can adjust the volume, pause a movie or show, turn off the TV and even control your smart home devices.
To celebrate Google Assistant’s arrival on Android TV, a free 3 month YouTube Red trial on SHIELD is available, allowing users to watch ad-free videos and listen to uninterrupted music (by voice, of course).