Play YouTube TV with your voice thanks to Google Home

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Starting today, you’ll be able to ask your Google Home device to play something from YouTube TV and it’ll start playing on the screen. 

Voice assistants are a thing of the future, we all know that. They can definitely make our lives easier and with more voice assistant-enabled devices on the horizon, there will be more opportunities for additional functionality throughout the house. Starting today, you’ll be able to ask your Google Home device to play something from YouTube TV and it’ll start playing on the screen. With Google Home Mini and Home Max coming out soon, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

You can already have Google Home cast something to YouTube or Netflix, so it’s only natural that Google adds the ability to stream something new to your Chromecast and what better option than YouTube TV. The devices you’ll need in order for this action to work is, of course, a Google Home unit, a Chromecast, and a subscription to YouTube TV — whether it’s the 30-day trial or the $35/month payment.

Here are just a few of the phrases you can say to your Google Home to cast to YouTube TV:

  • Play “This Is Us”
  • Play the MLB game
  • Play MSNBC
  • Play the latest episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Play last week’s “NCIS”
  • Record “Empire”
  • Play, pause, stop, rewind 15 seconds, turn captions on, or fast forward two minutes

It’s pretty cool that Google is implementing more actions to its Google Home products. Honestly, just saying “Ok Google, play the MLB game” is awesome enough and will make things that much easier for users instead of having to open the YouTube TV application, find the game, and then cast it to the TV.

What do you guys think about YouTube TV working with Google Home? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Google Blog
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