The LG 2018 ThinQ TV line-up will have Google Assistant in Q4, 2018. It is coming to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom in up to five languages.

LG’s global strategy to increase voice recognition solutions works at two levels.

First, is LG’s ThinQ AI platform that has access to the inner workings of its products.

Second, Google Assistant does what it does best. Answer questions, tell the time, and interacts with ThinQ to control the TV, or any other LG ThinQ enabled device.

LG 2018 ThinQ TV

Unlike a Google Assistant speaker that is always listening users must press and hold the mic.

The LG 2018 ThinQ TV line-up can act as a smart home server. it can access numerous devices such as robot vacuum cleaners, thermostats, air purifiers and smart lighting

Google Assistant is compatible with more than 5,000 smart devices across hundreds of popular brands. It makes it easier to control speakers and other smart home devices connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

As well as Google Assistant integration, LG’s AI TVs use LG’s deep learning technology. Viewers can use natural language easily connect ThinQ TVs to external devices or search for specific information or content.

LG ThinQ 2018 TVs and Google Home allows: switching TV stations; turning the volume up or down; turning off when a show is over; reminding you when a favourite show is about to air;  finding the best content to watch; whether through cable, over the air or streaming

“LG’s vision is to become a major name in all things AI. This is based on our philosophy of open platform, open partnership and open connectivity,” said Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company.

“This is beyond the picture quality that LG’s premium TVs deliver. Google Assistant offers 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.”