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You Can Control Your Roku From Google Assistant

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I guess now is the season of streaming media getting voice control. Yesterday I wrote about the Nvidia Shield TV getting Amazon Alexa support and today Roku is getting Google Assistant support. Starting today you can now add Roku as a “Home Control” service in the Google Home app allowing you to control your Roku from a Google Home. Now since there are a lot of Roku devices you will have to make sure you have a compatible device. The list below shows all of the devices.

Once you have added your Roku device as a “Home Control” service in Google Home you will be able to issue commands like:

  • “Okay Google, find action films on Roku”
  • “Okay Google, launch “Insert Channel Name” on Roku”
  • “Okay Google, mute on Roku”
  • “Okay Google, pause/fast forward/rewind on Roku”
  • “Okay Google, turn on Roku”
  • “Okay Google, turn up/down the volume on Roku”

Roku integration with Google Home brings us one step closer to controlling our lives completely by voice and I could not be happier as this is one less thing that I will have to search for a remote to be able to control.

Do you have a compatible Roku and a Google Home? Have you tried this integration? Let me know in the comments below.

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I am passionate about the IoT and connected devices. Using connectivity to automate our lives will empower civilization to achieve greatness.

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