Technology: LG Integrates Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

LG has integrated Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa into its smart televisions.

“LG’s vision is to become a major name in all things AI based on our philosophy of open platform, open partnership and open connectivity,” said Brian Kwon, president at LG Home Entertainment Company.

Last week the company rolled out all functionalities and software updates for its 2018 LG OLED TV and LED LCD TV range to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the UK.

The Alexa integration is limited to TV-specific functions, including volume and input control, whereas the Google Assistant integration goes further. Users who have configured the latter with their TV will be able to use voice command to access Google Assistant-compliant apps, answer search queries, and display homes for sale on web as well as shopping platforms like eBay and Woolworths.