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New Sony 4K HDR Android TVs will come with Google Assistant
- Sony announced the pricing for two new models of television.
- One model was shown at CES 2018, while another is brand new.
- Both models will feature Google Assistant built-in, right out-of-the-box.
Sony may not have had any flagship smartphones at CES 2018, but it did have some awesome stuff to present: some new mid-range devices, headphones, speakers, and some sweet TVs. CES is over now, but Sony’s still got some tricks up its sleeve.
On that front, today Sony announced a new model of 4K HDR Android TV to complement the previous model it showed off at CES. But the kicker is that both models come with Google Assistant built right in.
Over the past few months, Sony has been updating all of its 4K HDR televisions to support Google Assistant, so this may not seem that revelatory, but these new units will come with Google’s virtual assistant out-of-the-box, with no update necessary.
The X900F series, which Sony showcased at CES, comes in 55”, 65”, and 75” variants, all featuring X-Motion Clarity, which helps keep fast action smooth and clear. The panels are LED, but they have the X1 Extreme processor inside, which helps handle the 4K HDR images.
The model announced today for the first time, the X850F series, comes in 65” or 75” sizes, and features OLED panels. Underneath the panels is Acoustic Surface tech, which apparently makes “the entire screen resonate with sound.” It seems like this is the TV for people who like to watch their movies loud.
Since both models feature Google Assistant, you’ll be able to easily connect them to your smart home hub using the Google Home app, and then issue voice commands to control the television’s functions.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of each model is listed below. You’ll be able to buy one from the major authorized retailers like Best Buy and Amazon.