Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
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Google's smart displays with Assistant support to be launched in July

Google's smart displays with Assistant support to be launched in July

The new smart displays will feature the Google Assistant, which will make the speakers smarter. Google Assistant is integrated with LG's webOS to deliver an intuitive AI experience that uses natural language commands to control TV functions. And smart displays are certainly part of that plan.

On LG's 2018 range of ThinQ AI-based OLED and SUPER UHD TVs, Google Assistant will be accessible directly from the TV's remote control without the need for additional hardware.

While LG will be sticking with their WebOS operating system for their Android TV, they've today announced the long awaited integration of Google Assistant into their 2018 line of ThinQ AI enabled smartTVs.

With Google Assistant, LG's 2018 ThinQ AI TVs can perform hundreds of voice commands utilizing the company's own smart platform.

With Assistant, LG TV users will be able to seamlessly discover and play content and control their TV settings.

Google has confirmed the first devices will go on sale in July, with manufacturers including JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony set to be some of the first out of the blocks with devices to take on the Amazon Echo Spot and Echo Show. Users can relive their favorite moments by displaying memories from Google Photos.

When the speakers launch later this year, not only will they be packing Google Assistant, as promised, but also apps for YouTube TV alongside other new features.

"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.

As with any other Google Assistant smart device, the Smart Display can understand the same voice commands and actions.

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