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"On the heels of teasing the massive 88" 8K OLED display, LG has now revealed the ThinQ line of UHD TVs will feature a host of assistant-capable features for just about any use-case imaginable. How would you like some assistance with your brand new OLD TV? The new LG TV models will come with Google Assistant integration alongside the company's proprietary Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to deliver information in real time and let users utilise verbal commands.
LG ThinQ TV users can easily control various TV functions such as change of screen modes, change of channels, and volume control by utilizing natural language voice recognition function.
Strictly speaking AI is perhaps not the best description of what is on offer here, its more accurate to talk about enhanced voice activation and access to more third-party products through voice, rather than actual AI.
According to LG, the ThinQ is powered by Meridian Audio technology which helps deliver a natural and warm sound.
LG seems to be offering assistance (pun intended) for both platforms. This includes things like searching for a soundtrack for the now playing movie. Voice-enabled content searching will also be part of the package, as will support for other Google Assistant-enabled devices like the Home lineup of smart speakers.
Having Google Assistant on board means that you can ask questions, control smart home devices, and more. Augmenting this even further will be LG's own native artificial intelligence technology, called "ThinQ".
Ahead of CES next week, LG is sharing details of its 2018 OLED and "Super UHD" TV lineup. The new chip will also translate into better picture quality, as the processor provides improved noise-reduction, advanced color mapping, and support for new standards like High Frame Rate (HFR) content, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and new HDR standards.