Published On: Fri, Sep 29th, 2017

Google Assistant turns Nvidia Shield TV into a hands-free intelligent device


Nvidia Shield TV, a Android TV-powered intelligent TV streaming box that offers 4K and more, now also includes built-in support for Google Assistant. Nvidia’s formation of Google Assistant was initial suggested approach behind in January, yet a underline was announced as something that would be entrance later. Now it’s nearing to Shield inclination pleasantness of Nvidia’s 6.0 program update.

The refurbish also brings always-on hands-free voice activation for Nvidia Shield, that is enabled by approach of a Nvidia Shield diversion controller. This packs in supportive microphones, that are passively inventory for a “OK Google” arise word interjection to a new update. That means we can only contend a sorcery difference when circuitously those control inclination to arise adult your Nvidia Shield TV and emanate voice commands directly to Assistant, a approach we would with a Google Home or with your Pixel smartphone.

You can also trigger Google Assistant regulating a TV remote, that is a thinner wand that ships with a new, some-more affordable gold and along with a diversion controller in a some-more costly options, yet you’ll have to press a microphone symbol before observant any commands.

Shield TV already integrated voice commands powered by Google, yet now it can move adult information in cards only like Assistant does on your phone; plus, it’s contextually aware, and can tell we about things that you’re examination in many cases. That context recognition also means we can dive deeper into queries, chaining questions though repeating information you’ve formerly shared, so we can ask about Oscar-winning cinema from a prior year, and afterwards follow adult with questions like “who starred in that one.”

All a rest of a Assistant facilities are here, too, including a ability to check your calendar, or to demeanour during your Google Photos collection – and these apparently work ideally on a TV, where information can be displayed visually. Plus, we can control intelligent home inclination that already offer Assistant integration.

In future, Samsung SmartThings support will be entrance around a SmartThings hardware appendage and a central Samsung app, vouchsafing we directly control a operation of intelligent home devices. And of course, we can ask Shield TV to play movies, song and TV shows for we regulating Assistant, too.

Nvidia isn’t observant anything about Spot during this point, a intelligent mic that it showed off during CES alongside Assistant integration, as a approach to discharge voice control for a Shield TV via your home. But a 6.0 refurbish that includes Assistant is rolling out currently to Shield TV hardware, including both new and aged versions (though you’ll need a many new Controller hardware to get a hands-free voice commands). Plus, all new and existent Shield TV owners get a reward of 3 months of YouTube Red for giveaway with a update, only for being so special.

Shield TV might now have a 4K opposition from Apple in a form of a new Apple TV 4K, yet for my money, it’s a some-more stretchable offering, and now it also acts a home museum connected Google Home, creation it an even improved value.

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