LG’s 2018 lineup of AI-enabled ThinQ TVs are getting Google Assistant functionality in many of its international markets. Starting today, Google Assistant will be available in Canada, Australia, and the UK, with support coming to South Korea, Spain, France, and Germany by the end of the year.
LG’s ThinQ TVs came with integrated Google Assistant when they launched in the US and added support for Alexa commands soon after. The built-in ThinQ AI, which runs on LG’s own WebOS can be used for TV-specific commands, such as “search for the soundtrack of this movie,” while Google Assistant and Alexa can be used as a smart home hub. You can basically use the TV the same way you’d use your Google Home by speaking commands into the mic on your remote.
LG is also planning on bringing Amazon Alexa support to Australia and Canada in the future, but no time is specified yet.