Even more LG TV customers will be able to use the Google Assistant on their 2018 TVs with AI ThinQ in the fourth quarter. LG will be introducing the Google Assistant in seven more markets – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the UK – with support in up to five languages.
This expansion is part of LG’s global strategy to raise the bar for voice recognition solutions enabled with LG’s ThinQ platform and the Google Assistant built in. LG first announced that the Google Assistant would be built into its TVs at CES 2018 with the service debuting in the US in the second quarter.
The Google Assistant will be available on all of LG’s webOS-based AI TVs in the new markets, offering a wide range of features and boosted accessibility in multiple languages. With the Google Assistant built in, LG’s 2018 AI ThinQ-enabled TVs offer a streamlined experience that allows users to manage daily tasks, find answers or control compatible smart home devices.
“LG’s vision is to become a major name in all things AI based on our philosophy of open platform, open partnership and open connectivity,” said Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company. “Beyond the unrivaled picture quality that LG’s premium TVs deliver, the Google Assistant offers even more consumers a new level of intelligence in the home, aligned with LG’s mission to improve the daily lives of its customers through forward-thinking technology.”