Google Assistant, the digital assistant of Google, begins its walk through the televisions through devices Android TV, beginning today by NVIDIA SHIELD TV in the United States.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV users will need to update their devices to Shield Experience version 6.0 to be able to use Google Assistant, which they can request from watching movies and series on different streaming platforms such as Netflix or HBO until the management of their connected devices, passing for the possibility of requesting data and information such as the appointments programs in their agendas or the local weather forecast, among other possibilities, using only voice commands.
In this sense, as soon as you have the new update, you only have to press the microphone button on the remote control of your NVIDIA SHIELD TV unit and set the corresponding voice commands.
This release comes almost a day after Amazon has presented a cast of devices with support for Alexa, its digital assistant, where among them is the new Fire TV 4K, which also has Alexa integrated and will be available at a price something more restrained than others Fire TV that has been taking in catalog.
It is clear that Google does not want to be left behind and wants to expand its digital assistant wherever the user may be, not content with being only on mobile phones and even smart speakers.
To encourage you to use the Google Assistant on NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Google offers three months of free trial of YouTube Network, its video subscription service, where they can view audiovisual content without advertising interruptions, and even enjoy videos that are available under 4K resolution, as long as they have compatible TVs.
Following its launch on NVIDIA SHIELD TV in the United States, the next step will be to reach users of Sony Bravia TVs over the next few months.