Alexa is coming to LG’s 2019 TVs staring this month

LG Electronics' 2019 TV in North America will be updated to support Alexa voice commands at the end of this month. Europe and Asia will have to wait a little longer.

The addition of Amazon's voice assist feature was originally announced when the TV was released in January and works via the Amazon Prime Video button on the Alexa app and the TV remote control. Press the button and talk like any other device equipped with Alexa. TV supports Alexa technology and routines and can be used to control other Alexa compatible smart home devices.

This is not the first time LG TV has supported Alexa in any way, but last year models needed external Alexa smart speakers to control the TV using voice commands. This year, the TV itself does not need an external device built in. Both LG's UHD, NanoCell and OLED range ThinQ AI TVs are supported. LG's 2018 and 2019 TV coverage also supports Google Assist.

LG Electronics' North American customers will have access to new updates this month, but TV owners in Europe and Asia will have to wait a little longer. LG has said these customers will receive updates in the next few weeks. The Alexa update is headed for a total of 14 countries. Austria, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. TV. The range will be updated to support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year (LG does not offer a firm date rather than say "all year round"). This means that you can eventually use the Siri or iOS Home app to control LG TV and stream content from the Apple TV app.

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