Sony will be first to Unveil Google Assistant-Powered Android TVs

Google Assistant on Android TV

When Google Assistant was first unveiled, it could only be found in two devices – the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

Somewhere down the line, the Google Home joined the party when it was made official in November and today, an Android Police discovery mentions that the Google Assistant has started making its way to non-Pixel phones that include Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Nexus 6P, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Alcatel Idol 4, just to name but a few.

Earlier this year, during the CES 2017, Google also confirmed that this AI-powered digital assistant will not just be limited to phones and a few other home appliances, but it will also be making its way to the world of smart TVs. In this line, Sony has just revealed that a series of its upcoming Android TVs to be released this year will be the first to take advantage of the Google Assistant.

According to the Japanese tech giant, its 2017 Bravia 4K TVs that are already based on Android TV, will also incorporate the use of Google Assistant, however, buying any of these Android TVs will not get you access to this Assistant right away. Apparently, the feature will make its way to the TVs via a software update that will be rolled out sometime later this year.

Google Assistant on Android TVs

When it comes, those with the Sony Bravia 4K Android TVs will be able to simply hit a special button on their TV remotes in order to wake up or rather initiate a conversation with the Google Assistant. For those who already own a Google Home speaker, you will be able to issue commands to your Sony Bravia TV via this channel as well.

While this sounds interesting, Sony has not given out any specific date as to when the said Google Assistant will start working on its Android TVs. This means we are set to wait for an unknown amount of time, which is not encouraging at all.

Are you ready to wait until Android smart TVs get support for the Google Assistant in order to buy one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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