Google Assistant

Technicolor integrates Google far-field voice in set-tops

Technicolor Connected Home has said it is integrating Google’s far-field voice technology into its latest generation of set-top boxes, enabling users to change channels and search for content and more hands-free with Google Assistant. Google Assistant with far-field voice recognition has hitherto only been available on devices such as soundbars and TVs. The integration of […]

DISH to integrate Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

US operator DISH had announced plans to integrate the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers. In the coming months, customers will be able to DISH’s existing voice remote to ask the Google Assistant to do activities like control smart home devices, provide weather and news updates, and display photos. “Our customers love the […]

3SS enables new Google Assistant actions for Android TV

3 Screen Solutions (3SS) is launching a new product and service designed to deepen Google Assistant integration for superior Android TV services. 3READY Assistant is enabled by 3SS’s 3READY Android TV Operator Tier Custom Launcher and can be used by operators to create customer support-related actions – including billing queries, PVR instructions, and the management […]

Sony brings Google Assistant to Android TVs in UK

Sony Europe has said that that select Sony 4K HDR TVs with Android TV will now have the Google Assistant built in, starting first in the UK with more countries to follow later this year. Google Assistant integration will allow viewers to gain quick access to films, music and other content, to control smart home […]

Channel 4 adds Google Assistant voice controls for All 4

Channel 4 has integrated its All 4 on-demand service with Google Assistant across Google’s family of Home devices. The step means that All 4 viewers can use Google Home and Google Home Mini devices to ask the Google Assistant to play shows from All 4 on Chromecast. “We have a great track record in partnering […]

LG launches Google Assistant on 2018 TVs

LG has launched Google Assistant voice controls on its 2018 AI TV line-up – including LG OLED TVs and LG Super UHD TVs. LG said that adding the Google Assistant to the webOS platform of LG’s 2018 AI TVs will “add more convenience in consumers’ lives” and that the technology partnership positively impacts LG’s award-winning […]

Nvidia unveils new Shield TV streaming device

Nvidia unveiled its new Nvidia Shield TV media streamer and gaming device at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week. The redesigned Android TV-based device will ship with both a remote and a game controller, support 4K high dynamic range images, and in the coming months will be expanded with artificial intelligence capabilities – including […]

Google Assistant to launch on Android TV

Google is planning to roll out its voice-controlled Google Assistant service to Android TV devices as part of an upcoming update. Announcing the move on the opening day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google said that Assistant would be available on supported TVs and set-top boxes powered by Android TV. “You’ll be […]