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LG’s 2019 Smart TVs is getting Alexa support later this month

“Alexa, turn this shit off.”

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If you own one of LG’s line of 2019 Smart TVs, you’re in luck because the company is pushing out an update to support Amazon’s Alexa.

The update rolls out to folks living in the U.S first with a broader rollout to users in Europe in the coming weeks.

Here’s everything we know about LG’s upcoming Alexa support

Back in January, the company announced this was happening, but at the time no firm date was given. Now, it’s rolling out to folks in the U.S. Here’s what we know:

  • Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, Alexa is coming to LG’s 2019 Smart TVs starting this month.
  • Europe and Asia will, unfortunately, have to wait a couple of weeks before this is rolled out to them.
  • To activate Alexa, all you have to do is press and hold the Prime Video button on the TV’s remote and speak to it like you would with any other Alexa device.
  • LG’s TVs will have support for Alexa skills and routines. It can also be used to control other Alexa-compatible smart home devices throughout your home.
  • No external devices required.
  • LG’s UHD, ThinQ AI TVs, NanoCell and OLED ranges are all supported in this update.
  • Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom should be getting support for this in “in the coming weeks,” according to LG.

The buck doesn’t stop there. LG has more plans for its line of new Smart TV’s. According to the company’s recent press release, “LG 2019 OLED and select NanoCell TVs will receive AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support via a mid-year update.”

As someone who just purchased a 65″ ThinQ OLED AI TV, I’m kind of pumped to try Alexa on my TV. Sure, the TV already supports Google Assistant, but having the option for both voice-activated assistants is a nice touch.

To learn more about this upcoming update, feel free to read the rest of it here in LG’s press release.

Do you plan on using Alexa with your 2019 LG TV? Have any thoughts on this? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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