Google Assistant now controls your Roku devices

Roku and Google assistant

Roku and Google assistantGoogle Assistant now controls your Roku devices
Hey Google, save me the trouble of finding the remote.
After a few weeks of waiting, Roku’s promised Google Assistant control is here. If you’re using a TV or player running at least Roku OS 8.1, you can link the Google Home app to your Roku account and control core functions using only voice and an “on Roku” suffix. You can launch channels, search for shows and control playback on most devices, while TV owners can turn on the set, adjust volume or switch inputs.

The phrasing can occasionally get awkward — it’s not intuitive to say “hey Google, pause on Roku” when you have to answer the door. This won’t do anything if you prefer Alexa and other assistants, for that matter. Even so, it’s helpful for those moments when you can’t find the remote or want to launch a channel before you’ve taken a seat.

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said To Be Vulnerable To This New Attack

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said To Be Vulnerable To This New AttackVirtual assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa etc. are said to be vulnerable to a new attack through which hackers could easily hack your device.

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The method, dubbed DolphinAttack, takes advantage of the fact that human ears are useless when confronted with sounds well above 20 kHz. So the team added an amplifier, ultrasonic transducer and battery to an ordinary smartphone (total cost in pieces was around $3) and used it to send ultrasonic commands to voice-activated systems.

Source: Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said To Be Vulnerable To This New Attack