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How to use Google Assistant

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific countries/regions/languages that support Google Assistant.

    For applicable countries/regions/languages, refer to the following article: Supported countries/regions/languages and how to use Google Assistant.

    For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please see the following article: Frequently Asked Questions for Google Assistant

    Q1: What is Google Assistant?

    Meet Google Assistant: it’s your own personal Google, always ready to help, and is now available on Android TV™ and Google TV™ devices.

    With Google Assistant built-in, you can ask it to perform a series of actions using just your voice. For example, it can:

    • Play your favourite movie or TV show
    • Check the score of your favourite team
    • Control your TV
    • Dim the lights
    • And more

    Q2: What is required in order to use Google Assistant?

    1. An Android TV or Google TV
    2. A compatible remote control with a MIC button
    3. A Google account (required for Android TV if you use the full function)
    4. An Internet connection

    Q3: How does Google Assistant work and what functions can it control on my TV?

    How to start using Google Assistant

    Note: To check the type of your TV, refer to the How to check if your BRAVIA TV is a Google TV, Android TV, or other TV article.

    For Google TV:
    On the TV remote control, press and hold the Google Assistant/MIC (Microphone) button, and then speak.
    For Android TV:
    On the TV remote control, press the MIC (Microphone) or Google Assistant button. Alternatively, you can select Search or the microphone icon on the HOME menu, and then speak.

    MIC (microphone) button location on a remote control

    To learn more about what Google Assistant can do and what functions it can control on your TV, you can ask it What can you do? or read the What you can ask Google Assistant article for details.

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