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Google adds Google Assistant compatibility to Android TV and Android Auto in Australia

Posted: 19 September 2018 1:50 pm

Your smart home or smart car can now talk back – and make sense when it does!

A day after LG announced the arrival of Google Assistant to its LG ThinQ AI TV range, Google has announced that Google Assistant has arrived for Android TV and Android Auto platforms in Australia, although depending on your make and model, you may have to wait a little while for them to actually appear.

On the Android TV front, Google Assistant is available right now for the NVIDIA Shield TV once you accept a system update. Google states that Google Assistant will be coming to other Android TV platforms available Down Under, including Sony, TCL and Kogan Android TVs "in the coming months". For those TVs, you will also need to accept a system update in order to get Google Assistant properly working.


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For Android Auto, it should work on any Android Auto head unit across a range that Google says encompasses more than 50 brands, or, if your car isn't quite that smart already, by enabling it on your Android Phone by running the Android Auto app.

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Just remember to place your Android phone in an approved screen mount before you set off to avoid running afoul of the law.

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