Let's talk about the Google Assistant compatibility with this TV. I have Google Home and I use Google Assistant for everything else in the house. I know Google Assistant will come to the TV in the future, I'm interested in Google Home's ability to control / cast content to the TV.
Here's what I know so far:
- I can cast things to the TV - Google Photos works, but Netflix doesn't
- Netflix requires Cast version 1.21 or later - what version do we have (I'm not home to check)? Google's current version for Android TV is 1.27.96538.
- I can't control the TV from Google Home (power on, Volume, Change channels, Etc)
So, from what I can tell, it works like a Chromecast device, but missing the Netflix integration. Am I missing something here? I thought Assistant compatibility was going to be better.
Also, what's up with the lack of a VUDU app for Android TV? I have to use my phone to cast movies to it and it doesn't do it in 4k ...
How do I use the remove for voice search in the Netflix app? When I go to search is just brings up the hard-to-use on-screen keyboard.
Does anyone find the screen mirroring function useless? I tried it from my Surface Pro 3 and it failed to connect on the first 2 attempts. It connected on the 3rd try, but the lag made it unusable. It was about 15 seconds! And after a few seconds of using it, it make the TV disconnect from Wi-Fi. Casting through Chrome was a much better experience.
Last edited by neod192; 10-30-2017 at 05:02 PM.