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Google Assistant Now in Sony’s Android TVs

Sony Electronics Announces That Sony 4K HDR Televisions with Android TV Now Work with the Google Assistant
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Sony Electronics has announced that users with 2017 and select 2016 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can now use the Google Assistant to discover and access content, as well as control other smart home devices through their Sony TV.

The Google Assistant on Sony TV works just by pushing the microphone button on the remote and using your voice to ask a question or say a command. This allows users to seamlessly playback content, search for content, play music, stream photos, control their TV, control their smart home devices and find general information (e.g. weather, directions, fast facts, etc.) all through their Sony TV.

“Sony’s goal is to provide our customers the Smart Home functionality they desire in the manner they choose. With the Google Assistant, Sony TV owners get all the answers and tasks they need done, just by using their voice,” said Mike Fasulo, president and COO of Sony Electronics. “This software update is available today for those that already own, or plan to buy, a supported Sony 4K HDR television with Android TV, bringing new innovative technologies to our customers.”

With the Google Assistant, users can play back content or request to stream their favorite TV show from selected services such as YouTube and Netflix.

The Google Assistant works with more than 1,000 smart devices from 150-plus brands, and these now work seamlessly on Sony’s Android TVs.

Sony TVs with the Google Assistant built-in include XBR-Z9D, XBR-X800D, XBR-X750/X700D, and all 2017 Sony Android TVs.

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