Google Home is a pretty nifty device that works even better with multiple. They can act as speakers, playing synchronized music between all of them. Of course, of more interest is the Google Assistant that is included. When you use the cue word, “OK Google”, the closest Home will respond to your request.
Android TVs will be getting Google Assistant, but they will require you to manually trigger the Assistant through a button. With NVIDIA’s new peripheral, called the NVIDIA Spot, you will be able to make a voice request from any room and get an answer, using the NVIDIA Shield as a hub.
The devices are small, just larger than an outlet. When you plug them in, they will be accessible through saying “OK Google” hands-free. The devices will communicate over your local Wi-Fi to the Shield to process the request and return a result. You can navigate your TV without a remote at all, perhaps the simplest TV interface possible. They work like Google Home, creating a mesh network to capture your voice anywhere in the home.
No more information about the Spot has been released, such as
price $49.99 or release date, but we’ll keep you updated when we learn more.