As more and more of our devices connect, it's always nice to know that different products from different companies work together. Chromecast is cheap, but it's best to use your TV directly with Google Assistant.
Roku has been supporting Google services for a long time such as YouTube and Play Movies, but a recent update has gone a step further: you can now use your Roku voice command with Google Assistant. This feature is limited to the US at this time and Netflix support is not available.
Make sure your Roku software is up-to-date
Your Roku will need to run Roku OS 8.1 or later to use Google Assistant. Start by turning on your Roku Smart TV, your streaming key, or your streaming box. Select "settings " on the left.
Then select "System "and then "System update. "
Select "Check now. "
Your Roku will say "All software is up to date" if you are using the latest version of the software.
Otherwise, the download and installation of the latest software will begin. Once done, you're ready to link your Roku to Google Assistant!
How to use Google Assistant with your Roku
Select "Add on the home screen of Google Home.
Select "Set up the device. "
Faucet "Have you already installed something?
Scroll down and select "Roku. "
Log in to your Roku account on the web page that opens, then tap "To log in. " Select "Accept and continue. "
Select the Roku you want to link to Google Assistant. Even if you have multiple Roku devices on your account, you can only have one Google Assistant partner. When you have made your choice, tap "Continue to the Google app. "
You return to the Google Home app, where you can view the device you just added. Select "Completed. "
Now that your Roku device and Google Assistant are linked, you can start ordering it with your other phone or smart speaker. You can say, "Hi Google, throw Hulu on my Roku " to start watching your favorite shows and say "Hi Google, listen to Pandora on my Roku" to listen to your favorite music.