LG Launches Amazon Alexa Voice Control on Select TVs

LG Electronics USA launched Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control on select 2020 LG OLED and LG NanoCell ThinQ Smart TVs.

With this update, customers can now speak to Alexa directly through their TV hands-free to play music, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home systems, and play Alexa games, without the need for a remote control. In addition to hands-free voice control, new Alexa features launching for LG TVs in this update include smart home camera support, timers, alarms, reminders, announcements, and notifications.

Alexa hands-free voice control is available via a firmware upgrade on eight 2020 LG TVs, including the LG OLED Signature ZX Series 8K TVs, LG OLED WX Series "Wallpaper" 4K TVs, LG OLED GX Series "Gallery" 4K TVs, and the LG NanoCell 99 8K TV series models.

To get started using Alexa, customers can register Alexa by long pressing the Prime Video button or visit the Alexa app from the LG TV home screen menu bar. After registration, customers can interact with Alexa hands-free by simply saying, "Alexa," followed by their command.

With the latest Alexa features, customers can say, "Alexa, set a 30 minute kitchen timer" to alert them to check dinner while watching their favorite TV show. Customers can also say "Alexa, remind the kids to shut off the video games at 8 p.m." to pop-up a TV reminder for the family. Customers can still use push-to-talk by holding down the Prime Video button on their Magic Remotes. All available Alexa features will work both in hands-free and push-to-talk modes.

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