The Google Assistant is now available on LG’s 2018 AI TV line-up. This includes both LG OLED TVs and LG Super UHD TVs with ThinQ AI, which will deliver AI features operated directly through the TV’s remote control with no additional hardware required. Google and LG sat the collaboration between will add more convenience in consumers’ lives.
The Google Assistant combines with LG’s webOS based ThinQ AI to bring new levels of convenience and control to the consumer. This enables 2018 LG TVs to deliver an intuitive AI experience that uses natural language commands to control TV functions, seamlessly discover and play content, and control TV settings. With the Google Assistant, you can ask it to help manage daily tasks, access information, control compatible smart home devices including lighting, appliances and much more.
“With the Google Assistant now available natively in 2018 LG AI TVs, I believe we’re going to see a whole new level of AI adoption in the home,” said Brian Kwon, president of LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “LG’s unique partnership with Google allows us to be the first TV brand to offer the Google Assistant on our own OS which is a huge benefit for customers who are fans of webOS. With great partners like Google, we expect there to be many more exciting AI news to come from LG.”
LG’s 2018 AI TVs also work with existing Google Assistant devices such as Google Home and other smart speakers with the Assistant built in, allowing users to send voice commands directly from a separate Assistant device to their LG TV. TV owners can speak to other Assistant devices to control TV functions such as volume, play, pause, start, stop, fast forward, channel selection, content search, among many others.
LG’s 2018 AI-enabled TVs will work with other Google Assistant devices in the US, UK, Canada and Australia with further expansion to be announced later this year.