The same Google Assistant on Google Home device is now on SHIELD!
Of course, you might think that Streaming Media players already support search so why do you care?
Google Assistant is a lot smarter and feature rich. It transforms your TV experience. You can find content or ask Google Assistant to give you recommendations. You can control your media with voice without need for finding your remote - “OK Google, Pause.” You can even now use your streamer to book a restaurant reservation, get an Uber or order your favorite Pizza from Dominos. Google Assistant also connects Android users to their Google connected life on TV. You can ask SHIELD to show you your pictures of Egypt or ask when your next meeting is, and you will get the visual response on TV. Finally, you can even now use SHIELD to control your other Google Assistant devices like your Chromecast Speakers or Google Home device!
The Google Assistant experience on SHIELD has also been optimized for your TV experience. Ask for popular movies, and see movie “cards” on screen to help you see the answer. Ask who plays in Game of Thrones and see pictures of the cast on screen. Google Assistant on SHIELD TV even gives you suggestion chips on screen to provide suggested follow up questions to ask. If you want to access your Google Assistant in your living room, we think your best experience would be on SHIELD.
With the SHIELD Experience 6.0 Upgrade, SHIELD TV also becomes the world’s first completely hands-free streaming device. As long as the new SHIELD controller is nearby, you can say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to control your TV and your home without picking up a remote. Google Assistant is at your command, hands-free. Think about it. You don’t have to get off the couch or walk to your media chest to pick up your remote - you can just say “OK, Google” and start watching TV!
Together, Google Assistant and SHIELD let you accomplish all kinds of actions. Here are a few fun things to try. Just say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” and issue the following commands:
So there you have it. Fire up that SHIELD, and start playing around with Google Assistant. And if you haven’t already jumped on the SHIELD bandwagon, then what’s stopping you? It’s all seamless and shockingly simple. Grab one today.
Google Assistant is currently only available in the US. We’re working with Google to bring this feature to SHIELD users in other countries.