Google’s AI Assistant has already been installed in different devices. It is in the Pixel smartphone, Google Home device and the Allo chat app.
Now, the Siri and Alexa competitor will be in Android TVs which include the NVIDIA Shield. It will include the usual task of answering questions from Google, retrieving information from the calendar and getting weather and news updates. Of course, you will be able to ask it to play videos from your TV, and from Youtube and Netflix.
Android TV Specs
The Android TV specs with the AI Assistant will work like how Google Home works when tied into Chromecast devices. But the difference between the two is that a Google Assistant which has been directly embedded in a TV would mean that the extra hardware would not be necessary for people who already have these gadgets.
Moreover, Android TV has a solid voice control. Google’s AI Assistant has improved and it is made more conversational. Thus, the use of the Android TV with the AI Assistant would be so much easier too.
What Devices Will Have The Google AI Assistant
Google says that it can come to any Android TV which runs on Android TV specs of Android 6.0 Marshmallow or 7.0 Nougat. This includes the Dish AirTV Player, Sharp’s Aquos TVs, Sony Bravia TVs and the Xiaomi Mi Box.
The NVIDIA Shield will be the first TV to get the AI Assistant feature. In addition, with the NVIDIA Shield, there is no need to use your remote to activate the AI Assistant while the other TV sets may still need the remote to activate it. You can start talking with the AI Assistant right away by saying “OK Google.”
This software update’s availability on the other TVs has not been announced yet but Google said that it will soon appear “in the coming months.” The NVIDIA Shield can already be pre-ordered. There is a $200 16GB model and a $300 Pro model that has 500GB of storage. They will be shipped later this month.