Your smart TV is about to get a lot smarter. Google has announced it's bringing its Google Assistant artificial intelligence helper to its Android TV platform. That means you'll be able to ask your TV questions, tell it to bring up your calendar, the weather, news headlines, and more.
Google Assistant is currently only found in Google's Pixel smartphone, the Google Home speaker and the firm's Allo chat app. But when it unveiled the assistant, it said it wanted to bring it to as many of its products and services as possible. Looks like it's making good on that promise.
Android TV already has voice control features, but Google Assistant's are much more advanced. It's more conversational for starters, which should make finding something to watch a breeze.
The update is coming to all Android TV devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or 7.0 Nougat – these include Sharp's Aquos TVs, Sony Bravias and the Nvidia Shield. There's no word on when it will land, though.
Google isn't the only one baking AI into TVs. Amazon recently announced certain TVs will come with its Alexa personal assistant built in. Happy watching, us.