Sony updates its Android TVs with support for Google Assistant

Sony has updated its latest 4K Android TVs with support for Google Assistant, a virtual companion that’s capable of controlling smart home products and answering questions.

The firm released an upgrade, which adds compatibility for Google Assistant, as well as a number of miscellaneous bug fixes, for all of its 2017 and a selection of its 2016 (XBR – Z9D, XBR – X800D, XBR – X750/X700D) Android TVs on November 7.

Once you’ve installed the release on your Sony-branded Android TV, you’ll be able to control a slew of different accessories, including air conditioning units, lights, plug sockets and surveillance cameras, using nothing but your voice.

NVIDIA was the first to adopt Google Assistant for its Android TV

Sony is the second major manufacturer to port Google Assistant to its Android TVs. NVIDIA released a similar upgrade for its Shield TV set-top box back in September, before introducing support for 4K streaming from Google Play Movies and TV.

Related: NVIDIA Shield Review

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