Earlier this year Google rolled out support for Hindi on to Google Assistant. However, at the time the roll out was limited to smartphones powered by the company’s Android mobile operating system. Now, the tech giant has started rolling out the support for Hindi to Google Assistant on to Android TVs.
The news comes as a courtesy of the Google Support page which revealed that the Mountain View, California-based company has rolled out the support for Hindi and Vietnamese on to Android TVs. “On Android TVs, the Google Assistant is available in English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, and Vietnamese. More languages are coming soon,” Google’s support page for TV states.
The tech giant also gave out information about the smart TVs that don’t run on Google’s smart TV operating system. Google on its support page wrote that “on LG TVs, the Google Assistant is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish,” adding that “on all other TVs, the Google Assistant is only available in English.”
It is worth noting that while Google may have rolled out the support for Hindi on to Google Assistant on Android TVs, the update may take some time to arrive on your Andriod TV-powered smart TV owing to the timeline as to when your device manufacturer releases the update. And so if you haven’t received the update yet don’t panic.
Separately, Google back in September this year released an update on Android smartphones making it easier for users to switch language of the Google Assistant on the smartphones. Users can interact with Google Assistant in Hindi simply by saying — “Okay Google, Hindi Mein bolo.” This feature is available on Android, Android Go and KaiOs powered devices.
In addition to interacting with the Google Assistant in Hindi, users can also interact with the Assistant in eight Indic languages. The list includes — Gujarati, Kannada, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Tamil, and Telugu.