Android TV is making some strong inroads into the market and with the announcement that Google Assistant will be making its way onto the platform soon, Google is hoping that this foothold will increase.

As with anything Android based, there will undoubtedly be a growing list of functions available to users and in the initial stages at least, the basic functions we’ve come to expect from Assistant are already covered.

From playing media to planning for your day, here are some ways the Google Assistant on Android TV can help:

Play content: “Play Stranger Things on Netflix.”
Discover content: “Search YouTube for Jimmy Kimmel.” And you can also ask a follow-up if you’re interested in more videos by saying: “Play the second one.”
Get answers: “Tell me about Jurassic Park?”
Set the right mood: “Dim the lights.”
Get ready for your day: “How long will it take to get to work?”

As announced last night, the rollout of Google Assistant will start with the Nvidia Shield so our in house owner of one; Duncan will undoubtedly be giving us a rundown in the not too distant future, as well as US based Android TVs (there’s likely a way you’ll be able to get around this for use in Australia – stay tuned) so it’s all part of the Internet of Things and adding to your connected lifestyle.

Is a connected home on your to do list for 2017?

Source: Google Blog.