Google assistant is one of the most powerful AI softwares in Android phones today. Users globally are slowly getting accustomed to the use of this simple app for their daily use.
Its range of applications ranges from merely android phones and tablets to almost every device in the market. Today, you'll find this app in smart TVs and other home devices.
Its no wonder that one of the most popular searches on Google is 'how to enable Google assistant on LG Tv'.
That’s right. Not Alexa, not Siri, but Google assistant.
Since early 2018, Google assistant has been compatible with select TV brands in the market, one of them being LG.
Benefits of Google Assistant on TV
You may be wondering why anyone would want google assistant on TV, when it's so good on the Phone. Here are a few reasons;
For one, Google Assistant makes it much easier for you to control your smart Tv. From turning it on and off, to selecting what you want to watch, google assistant makes the process faster.
Secondly, voice control of your Tv is downright amazing. Whether you want to get the daily news, weather, or sports results, google assistant easily provides this information.
Thirdly, the built-in google assistant on your LG tv gives you control over other connected devices and gadgets. As such, you can control your thermostat, robotic vacuum cleaner and smart lighting system from your tv. How cool is that!
Lastly, Google assistant on your Tv also reminds you of your events on the calendar, shopping lists and other events. It can even pull up your family photos from your google photos account!
To enjoy this luxury, you need to know how to enable Google assistant to your LG TV. Below, we have outlined a few steps you need to follow to enable this feature.
Step 1: Ensure you meet all the requirements
Before beginning the process, you have to ensure that your LG TV supports Google Assistant and Google Home. Remember, not all versions of LG TVs are supported.
Therefore, first, check the version of your Tv and confirm that it's compatible. If you're not sure, you can ask your seller, or check for the information on the LG website.
You can also check the TV's version from the settings under the option 'About this TV'. Or else, long-press the settings button on the LG remote.
Step 2: Setup your Google Home and register the TV
For you to access Google Assistant, you have to set up the Google home first. If you had already set it up, the next step would be registering your TV.
To do this, simply press the home button on your LG remote and select “Setup TV for Google Assistant. This should lead you to a registration page where you’ll be asked to sign in with an account.
You can use your Google or Facebook accounts or set up a new LG account from the Account management option setting on the TV.
Step 3: Link the TV
After successful registration, comes the easiest part, linking the TV. All you have to do is launch the Google Home app, search for Home control, and click on the '+' sign to add Google Assistant.
You can also use voice command after launching the Google Home app. Use 'Okay Google, talk to LG', then choose 'Link to LG'.
That’s it! You are all set.
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Alternatively, your LG Smart TV may have a unique 'microphone button' on the remote. In this case, enabling google assistant is much easier. This is because the Assistant is already inbuilt in the TV.
Step 1: Simply press and hold the microphone button on the remote.
Step 2: Go through the introductory screen and the privacy agreement for google assistant.
Step 3: Agree to the Google privacy agreement and information sharing policies. This may also involve granting Google permission to communicate with some of your apps.
Voila, your Google Assistant is ready for use.
Another way of enabling google assistant to your LG TV includes the use of Google Chrome cast or Chromecast ultra.
For better control of your TV, try using Vera smart home hub. It’s compatible with most hardware and software, and allows for an array of communication protocols.
With it, you get an easier time controlling other devices in the Network.
Google assistant is one of the best AI softwares in the market today. It's simple to set up, easy to use and has multiple functionalities to make our lives easier.
Setting up this software on your LG Tv doesn’t have to give you the headaches of software installation. With the steps above, you’ll easily hack it.