New AI features are now available through compatible LG displays.
LG has announced the launch of Google Assistant integration through its 2018 lineup of ThinQ OLED & SUPER UHD TVS. The tech offers support for advanced AI features directly through the TV's remote without the need for any additional hardware or devices.
"With the Google Assistant now available natively in 2018 LG AI TVs, LG has truly elevated the TV to a whole new level of AI adoption in the home," said Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA. "Beyond the unrivaled picture quality that LG TVs deliver, LG's partnership with Google creates a true visual hub for information and connectivity in the home. LG has only begun to scratch the surface of what we will innovate in the AI ecosystem working collaboratively with cutting-edge, industry leading partners such as Google."
The Google Assistant for LG ThinQ TVs uses advanced machine learning and natural language processing technologies to allow users to manage daily tasks, access information, and control other compatible smart home devices through the TV's voice functions. In addition, LG's own ThinQ tech allows users to control their displays, change settings, search for content, and activate playback through spoken commands. Users simply need to press and hold the mic button down on their remote, enabling quick access to TV options, content, and information via natural questions and commands like "Switch to Discovery channel," "Search for the soundtrack of this movie," "Turn off the TV when this program is over," or "What’s the weather this weekend?"
And beyond integrated Google Assistant support, 2018 LG ThinQ TVs are also compatible with existing Google Assistant products (like the Google Home), enabling voice control of the TV through separate Assistant devices.