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LG brings Amazon Alexa to its AI TVs

Tyrone Stewart

LG AI TV Amazon AlexaLG is going is rolling out Amazon Alexa support to to its 2019 TV models featuring artificial intelligence (AI) in 14 countries. The update will be rolled out to customers in North America this month, followed by customers in Europe and Asia over the next few weeks.

The update will be carried out through the Alexa app on 2019 TVs featuring ThinQ AI, including LG UHD TVs, NanoCell TVs, and OLED TVs. Customers will be able to ask questions to their TVs, control smart home products, access more than 90,000 Alexa skills, and more.

“The addition of Alexa support is another example of LG’s commitment to simplifying our customers’ lives,” said Brian Kwon, president of mobile communications and home entertainment companies at LG. “We will continue to enrich the user experience going forward with a diverse range of convenient AI services and features.”

The rollout follows the introduction of Google Assistant on 2018 LG TVs with ThinQ AI.

LG 2019 OLED and select NanoCell TVs will also receive Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support through a mid-year update, bringing Siri to the TVs.