Google Assistant reaches out to some Android TVs

Google Assistant will allow you to play content from HBO NOW, Netflix, or YouTube with voice commands

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You can now experience Google Assistant on big screen Android powered TVs. The artificial intelligence tool has reached out to some of the Android TVs, Nvidia Shield TV console being the first one. The voice assistant will be rolled out to Sony Bravia TVs running Android in the coming months. For Nvidia Shield TV users, a Google Assistant system update is rolled out that will help them activate the voice assistant by simply pressing the TV remote's mic button.

Google Assistant reaches out to some Android TVs

Google Assistant on Android TV will allow you to play a wide variety of content including movies, TV shows, YouTube clips, and music with the help of voice commands. You can simply ask the voice assistant to play a song from YouTube or stream an episode from your favorite series on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Google Assistant on Android TVs supports HBO Now, Netflix , YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora. Besides, apps for Google Assistant will also work on Android TVs. You will be delighted to know that Google is offering a free three month trial of YouTube Red to Shield users on the arrival of voice assistant to Android TVs. With the new update, Nvidia Shield users can enjoy ad-free videos on their TVs.

As per Android Authority, both reminders and timers aren't supported and you'll need your phone or Google Home for that. However, additional controls for volume, play/pause, and control of your smart home devices are made available.

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