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'TV, turn on the oven' – LG equips its OLED TVs with Google Assistant


  • Tech News
  • Saturday, 13 Jan 2018

David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics, presenting new functions of LG TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas recently. — dpa

David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics, presenting new functions of LG TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas recently. — dpa

If you thought shouting at the television was something that only old people do, that's about to change. LG's latest generation of TVs are set to start listening to what you say to it.

The company has teamed up with Google in a bid to integrate the voice-activated Google Assistant into its new OLED television sets.

This means users can control their television using a wide variety of voice commands while holding down a specific button, while also controlling other devices connected to the home network like robot vacuum cleaners or smart ovens.

In addition to TV sets, networked speakers and wireless headphones will also be equipped with the voice assistant. The first models are due for release this year. — dpa

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