Google Assistant is kinda everywhere as of late. We’ve seen Google heavily invested in the voice-enabled platform over the last few years and now they’ve partnered with Roku to where you can shout all your favorite commands at your connected TV. With a few short steps, we are going to show you how to make this new magic happen.
What’s it do?
- “Hey Google, launch The Roku Channel on Roku”
- “Hey Google, find documentaries on Roku”
- “Hey Google, show me comedies on Roku”
- “Hey Google, pause on Roku”
- “Hey Google, turn on Roku”**
- “Hey Google, turn up the volume on Roku”
- “Hey Google, mute on Roku”
- “Hey Google, change to channel 5.1 on Roku”
- “Hey Google, switch to HDMI 2 on Roku”
How to turn it on?
This is a fairly quick fix from the Google Home App. Let’s open it up and get you going:
- Open the Google Home app on your Android device.
- Click “Set up or add.”
- Tap “Set up device.”
- Choose “Have something already set up?” just below the Works with Google header.
- Find Roku under Manage Accounts.
- Log into your Roku account.
- Choose your local Roku device from your personal list.
- Click done.
Now you should be all set to start using Google Assistant to control your Roku devices. It is worth mentioning that this only works with a single Roku unit. If you have multiple devices, you have to set one single streamer to be controlled via Assistant. This is also only available for the last 2 generation of devices or so. (All Roku TV models, Roku Express (3700X, 3900X), Roku Express+ (3710X, 3910X), Roku Streaming Stick (3600X, 3800X), Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X), Roku 2 (4210X), Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X), Roku 4 (4400X), Roku Premiere (3920X,4620X), Roku Premiere+ (3921X,4630X), and Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4661X)