By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 17:50
Google Assistant is Google's own AI-based voice assistant which was first introduced on Google's Allo app launched last year.
After integrating into its latest Pixel devices and Google Home, the search engine giant has now confirmed that Google Assistant will soon make its way to Android TV platform. If you are not aware, Google Assistant is Google's own AI-based voice assistant which was first introduced on Google's Allo app launched last year. Google Assistant can search anything on the web, perform certain tasks and even respond to various queries placed before it. It can discover content on certain apps such as YouTube or can even control the lighting from your smartphone.
Interestingly, the AI-based voice assistant will be first made available for Android-powered Nvidia's Shield TV, which has been just announced at the CES 2017 as well. Later, the assistant will be rolled out to Android TV devices in the United States. For that, your Android TV must run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher.
Google also said in an official blog post - "Over time, you'll also see the Assistant come to other new surfaces, like smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0, Android-powered in-car infotainment systems, and many other types of devices through the Embedded Google Assistant SDK,"
Adding to this, Google also claimed that it will be announcing a bunch of other partners which will join them in the developer platform named 'Actions on Google' which is basically for developers to even work on more potential functions which Google Assistant can perform.