This week may be all about the Google Assistant as the I/O 2018 conference is being held in the United States. The tech giant is making major announcements and most of them are related to the smart home arena that is now being infiltrated by AI. One of the first to be offered is the 2018 line-up of LG AI TVs which is receiving support for the Assistant. This means the LG SUPER UHD TVs with ThinQ AI and LG OLED TVs will have Google Assistant listening to the whole household.
The TV won’t be listening directly but rather just the remote control. No need for an extra device or hardware as the remote control will be the one to “hear” from you. Ask Google to search for certain information, control smart home devices and lighting, and manage daily tasks whether at home or for work.
Google and LG will continue to work this year to provide more features and expand consumer accessibility in several languages. The LG AI TVs currently use a webOS platform and its integration with the Google Assistant means a more natural language processing and advanced machine learning.
With Google Assistant, you can ask the AI TV to connect to a soundbar, switch to picture mode, or turn the TV off. You are free to search for content, switch to a different channel, or learn more about a show or the cast. You can also control other smart home devices so it’s like having a Google Home device. Just press the button on the remote control and hold the mic to start talking.
LG SUPER UHD TVs with ThinQ AI and LG OLED TVs with Google Assistant will be out in the US this month. Key markets in Asia and Europe will soon follow.