As more devices connect, it's always good to know that different products from different companies work together. A Chromecast is not expensive, but it's better if you can use your TV directly with Google Assistant.
Roku has long supported Google services like YouTube and Play Movies, but a recent update went one step further: You can now use your Roku with Google Assistant voice commands. This feature is currently limited to the US and Netflix support is not available.
Make sure your Roku software is up-to-date
Your Roku must have Roku OS 8.1
Then select " System" and and then " System Update ."
] Select " Check Now ".
Your Roku says "All software is up to date" if you are using the latest software version.
Otherwise, the latest software will be downloaded and installed. When you're done, you can link your Roku to Google Assistant!
How to Use Google Assistant with Your Roku
Now that Roku has the latest software, you can set it up in the Google Home app. Download the Google Home application and install it on your Android smartphone or your iPhone .
Select " Add" on the Home screen of Google Home.
Select " Setup Device ".
Tap Have you already set up something? "
Scroll down and select " Roku ."
] Log in to your Roku Account on the opening web page and tap on " Login ." Select " Accept and Continue ."
Select the review that you want to associate with Google Assistant . Even if your account has multiple Roku devices, you can link only one to Google Assistant. When you've made your selection, tap " Continue with the Google app ."
You return to the Google Home app, where you can review the device just added. Select " Done ."
Now that your Roku device and your Google Assistant are connected, you can control it with your other phone or smart speaker. You can say " Hey Google, start Hulu on my Roku" to watch your favorite shows and say. Hey Google, listen to Pandora on my Roku . " to listen to your favorite music.