Good news for Sony fan; all 4K HDR Android TVs from Sony now features the Google Assistant. Likewise, Google has also rolled out the ‘Assistant’ update for users who are using NVIDIA’s Shield TV.
Users have to push the microphone button on their remote to get access to the assistant and can search for different things, play their music, get access to all the other information and ask to play Youtube and Netflix contents using their voice.
Those who are already familiar with Google Assistant on their smartphones will basically see no difference in its functionality. Though, as the feature has just started to show up in TVs, some contents would definitely be missed when it comes to searching contents on Netflix and YouTube but gradual improvement in the features can definitely be expected.
The availability of Google Assistant can be considered as a good progress in TVs with the kind of competition going for personal assistants. The good thing here is that Google really wants there assistant to be used globally as they are celebrating the release of Google Assistant on Android TVs by providing a free three month YouTube Red trial on Shield TV.
With Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri already gaining track on the international market, the sustainability of the assistant on TVs would be an interesting topic to watch for on the days to come. And surely the usage of these sort of TVs in Nepal is yet another thing to watch over.