As the CES 2017 trade show progresses and tech companies deliver big announcements, Google has shared its own piece of major news. The company has declared that Google Assistant, the virtual assistant that was launched with the Pixel smartphones, will be made available for Android TV.
Google Assistant will be rolled out for both supported TVs which run Android TV, as well as some standalone set-top boxes which utilise the platform.
Google has said that devices running either Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat will receive an update to enable assistant support.
Unfortunately, the service will be country specific initially, with Google announcing the roll-out will be for products “in the US”.
There has been no word as to when Google Assistant will be made available for international Android TV devices.