Article ID : 00202428 / Last Modified : 12/08/2020

Using hands-free voice search (only for TVs with a built-in MIC)

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    You can search for content or operate the TV hands-free when “Ok Google” detection setting is enabled.
    Whether the TV supports built-in MIC varies depending on your region or language. Check your TV manual for model-specific information.

     

    Enabling/disabling the built-in MIC

    1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
    2. Select  (Settings).
    3. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • Select: Device Preferences → Google Assistant → “Ok Google detection.
      • Select  Google → “Ok Google detection.

    You can also set the built-in MIC when you press the Microphone button on the remote control or select the Microphone.

     

    Using the built-in MIC

    When you face the TV and say “Ok Google”, you can use the following features hands-free:

    • Voice search
    • TV operation

    NOTE: The Google Assistant or voice search with the built-in MIC requires an Internet connection.

    When you face the TV and say “Ok Google”, the TV’s illumination LED indicator lights up in yellow. You can then ask about things such as the weather forecast, or ask to turn on the TV.

    • When the built-in MIC is enabled, the TV’s LED indicator stays lit up in amber. To turn off this indicator:
    1. Press the HOME button on the remote control.
    2. Select  (Settings).
    3. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • Select Device Preferences → LED indicator → Disable Built-in MIC LED
      • Select LED indicator → Disable Built-in MIC LED

    You will also be able to use the built-in MIC when the TV is in standby mode.

    • This function will be available when the application is ready.

    If the TV supports Google Assistant, you can ask Google Assistant hands-free.
    For details, please refer to: Supported countries/regions/languages and how to use the Google Assistant

     

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