In the past, we’ve been teased with smart displays featuring Google Assistant from JBL, Lenovo, and others but this weekend Lenovo will be the first to bring us one. Thanks to the screen we’ll have a brand new way to interact with Assistant with more possibilities. Get ready to access all of the great features you’ve become accustomed to with Assistant on your phone or smart speaker and more.
Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks, and more
This includes listening to music with your favorite services such as YouTube Music, Spotify, and Pandora which all include a free tier. Listening to your favorite radio stations with iHeartRadio or TuneIn, and hearing your favorite podcasts or audiobooks. With Google Podcasts and Google Play Books, you can easily resume where you left off no matter what device you began listening with.
Now that your smart speaker has a screen your Google Assistant has gotten even better. With the Lenovo Smart Display, you’ll be able to get directions with Google Maps, watch YouTube videos, check your calendar, have a video chat, and more. There is even a 3 month free trial to YouTube premium for new users.
All your favorite videos in one spot
If you have YouTube TV you’ll be able to watch live or recorded TV programs on the Lenovo Smart Display as well. If not, then no worries many other video services are supported including HBO Now, Google Play Movies & TV, and Crackle with more to come.
The Lenovo Smart Display makes the perfect nightstand companion ready to greet you in the morning with Google Assistant Routines. With a simple phrase, you can get a verbal and visual look at your weather, schedule, and morning news.
Keep in touch and in control
Video calls just got even easier with Google Duo and the Smart Display. Keep in touch easily with friends and family without lifting a finger. Whether they use Android or iOS with Google Duo all you have to do is say “call mom” and you’re done. With the screen, you also have the ability to get hands-on if you choose and control your Nest thermostat or view your Nest camera.
Utilizing the power of Google Photos your Smart Display turns into a live photo album when not in use. Making sure those beautiful photos you take don’t just stay trapped in your photo or the cloud.
Whether you’re getting directions with Google Maps, watching videos on YouTube, or having a video call the screen will enhance the way you use Google Assistant. That only scratches the surface of what your new smart display will be able to do. The great thing about these smart devices is the longer you have them the more features they get.
In the future, you can expect more smart displays from partners such as JBL and LG. Until those arrive you can pick up the Lenovo Smart Display starting this weekend online or in stores from Walmart, BestBuy, Amazon, Costco, Sam’s Club, Lenovo, and other stores. The Lenovo Smart Display comes in an 8-inch model for $199 or a 10-inch with Full-HD screen model for $249. Both also include a 10-watt full range speaker for clear and loud audio.