As well as unveiling their new NVIDIA Shield TV 4K media streamer the company has also unveiled a new accessory in the form of the NVIDIA Spot which provides both a speaker and microphone that can connect directly to your NVIDIA shield and provide an easy way to access Google Assistant from anywhere in your house.
The NVIDIA spot will be launching later this year and will be priced at $49.99 and offers an extends hands-free access to your Google Assistant wherever you position it. The SHIELD becomes the hub for your total artificial intelligence home and is equipped withSmartThings’ technology enabling you to connect hundreds of compatible SmartThings devices to extend SHIELD control far beyond your living room entertainment, says NVIDIA.
NVIDIA explains more about the ddition of the Google Assistant technology to their hardware :
SHIELD is the first third-party Android TV device to announce support for using the Google Assistant, hands-free, bringing the power of Google to your living room. Optimized for TV, and using just your voice, SHIELD taps into the Google Assistant to make the home smarter and replaces clicking a remote to control your TV. Request an Uber, adjust the thermostat, play music or control the lights — your desire is just a request away. Google has optimized the Assistant experience for TV by presenting visual answers to your questions, in addition to audio ones. SHIELD also allows for conversational searches, so you can search based on the findings of a previous search.