Google has announced that its Google Home devices now support three big streaming services: The CW, HBO NOW, and CBS All Access. With the support, users can ask Google Assistant via one of the devices to perform certain actions with those services and a related Chromecast, such as playing your favorite TV show, rewinding an episode, and more.
The new support arrives for customers located in the US. Though The CW is available for anyone without an account, CBS All Access and HBO NOW both require users to sign up for an account. Assuming you have one or more, you can tell Google Home something like, “Go back one minute” to rewind an episode back to the part you missed.
Users have the ability to ask Google Assistant to turn on a specific TV show, such as Star Trek Discovery, which will automatically be retrieved via the CBS All Access app (assuming you have a subscription and it is installed, of course). Both the “OK Google” and “Hey Google” commands work.
Casting is possible from ‘eligible’ iPhones and Android phones; the voice commands support is available with the Google Home or Google Home Mini devices, and soon with the Google Home Max. Not familiar with Google Assistant or Google Home? Check out the SlashGear Google Home Mini Review and this detailed piece about Google Assistant for more info!
SOURCE: Google Blog