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Google Assistant is now available on Android TV

The Google Assistant has reached another platform today, following Android, iOS, and the Google Home device. Starting now, it’s also available on Android TV – first on the Nvidia Shield TV console. In the coming months, it will be rolled out to Sony Bravia TVs running Android TV too.

Google Assistant on Android TV can be told to play a wide variety of content – movies, TV shows, YouTube clips, and music. It supports HBO Now and Netflix for the first two. You can ask for something by name or even use vague terms such as “movies about climbing Mount Everest”. For music, Assistant supports YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora.