Have an Android TV-powered Sony BRAVIA in your home? If yes, you will soon be able to speak to your remote and have Google Assistant perform various tasks for you. Sony has started rolling out a new update for its Android TV-powered televisions that enabled the Google Assistant. Google had brought the Google Assistant to the Android TV platform in September this year, starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV.
With Google Assistant on your TV, you can search for content online easily without having to type on the remote. Simply ask Google Assistant to play a movie or TV show of your choice and start viewing. You will also be able to use various apps for the Google Assistant, such as Fitstar, Tender, Wall Street Journal, and more. Google Assistant can also help you with basic functions such as turning up the volume, turning your TV off, or control your smart home devices.
Sony Electronics announced today that users with 2017 and select 2016 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can now use the Google Assistant to discover and access content, as well as control other smart home devices through their Sony TV. The Google Assistant on Sony TV works just by pushing the microphone button on the remote and using your voice to ask a question or say a command. This allows users to seamlessly playback content, search for content, play music, stream photos, control their TV, control their smart home devices and find general information (e.g. weather, directions, fast facts, etc.) all through their Sony TV.
“Sony’s goal is to provide our customers the Smart Home functionality they desire in the manner they choose. With the Google Assistant, Sony TV owners get all the answers and tasks they need done, just by using their voice,” said Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics. “This software update is available today for those that already own, or plan to buy, a supported Sony 4K HDR television with Android TV – bringing new innovative technologies to our customers.”
[Via: Android Police]