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Google Assistant available soon on Android TV, other devices

Thursday 5 January 2017 | 09:28 CET | News
Google announced at CES that its voice-activated Assistant will be launched on more devices, starting with Android TV, in the coming months. Currently available on Google Home and Pixel phones, Google Assistant will be activated on all Android TV devices in the US running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher, allowing users to play media from supported services such as YouTube, Google Photos and Netflix via simple voice commands such as "Play Stranger Things on Netflix" and "Search YouTube for Jimmy Kimmel". The feature will be available on devices such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and the Nvidia Shield

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This is fantastic news. We had the Echo since it was launched and now also have the Google Home with the Assistant that is coming to the Nvidia. Basically the Echo you use commands where you talk to the Google Home naturally. The Echo will handle some fuzziness but fundamentally they are variations to commands instead of fundamentally understanding what you are saying. Love the Echo but the Google Home is in a totally different category. Last night wanted to listen to a song and I all I had was "hey google, play madonna song from penn movie" Live to Tell starts playing. You just can not do similar with the Echo. Amazon did add a command that is "alexa play that song that goes X. But rarely used it as one you had to say the command correctly but more I do not remember how "Live to Tell" goes. Just remember it was used in a move and Madonna sang it and Penn (did not remember his first name) was in the movie it was from. In the end I said it once and my song started playing. Did not look up a command or how to say or anything first. BTW, Google Home does have me shortening my english more and more. So for the song I would now say "madonna penn movie song". I believe because of the Google inference ability more and more we will use condensed English as the rest of the words are NOT necessary to get across the message.
Jack Smith @ 6/1/2017 - 11:45


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