LG is bringing Google Assistant to more of its 2018 AI ThinQ TVs. LG Newsroom

LG Electronics is bringing Google Assistant to more of its smart TVs this year. The South Korean tech company has announced that Google’s smart assistant is coming to its 2018 AI ThinQ TVs that are going to be made available in seven other markets apart from the United States.

LG announced on its online newsroom Friday that Google Assistant is coming to its 2018 TVs with AI ThinQ in the fourth quarter of this year. Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom will benefit from this move because the voice recognition solution will make it easier for consumers there to control their TV units.

At CES 2018 early this year, LG announced that its smart TVs will feature Google Assistant with the service debuting first in the United States in the second quarter prior to expanding to other markets. Now LG is keeping its word by rolling out Google Assistant to seven more markets.

With Google Assistant, users of LG’s webOS-based AI TVs will have access to a wide range of features and enhanced accessibility in multiple languages. LG said Google Assistant will have support in up to five languages, so more consumers can use their native language to command the voice assistant to perform a wide range of tasks.

Once Google Assistant arrives, users can manage their daily tasks through their smart LG TVs. They can ask for weather forecasts, information about nearby restaurants, updates on the latest sports scores and perform tasks such as dim smart lights by just pressing and holding the mic button of their TV unit’s remote control.

LG’s AI ThinQ TVs can be connected to a wide range of smart devices and appliances via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, so users will now be able to control them through Google Assistant. LG said users can control their robot vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, thermostats, smart lighting, and many others through its new smart TVs.

“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,” LG Home Entertainment Company President Brian Kwon said. “Beyond the unrivaled picture quality that LG’s premium TVs deliver, the Google Assistant offers even more consumers a new level of intelligence in the home, aligned with LG’s mission to improve the daily lives of its customers through forward-thinking technology.”

LG is going to demonstrate what its AI ThinQ-enabled TVs with Google Assistant can do in its booth in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin during IFA 2018, which is scheduled to run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.