How To Set Up Google Assistant On Roku

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A while back, Roku announced that it would add support for Google Assistant. Today, that promise is now a reality. However, not all Roku users will gain access to the new feature.

Users must be running OS version 8.1 or later and meet the requirements listed below to control their Roku with Google Assistant.

Roku Devices That Work With Google Assistant

  • All Roku TV models.
  • Roku Express (3700X, 3900X).
  • Roku Express+ (3710X, 3910X).
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3600X, 3800X).
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X).
  • Roku 2 (4210X).
  • Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X).
  • Roku 4 (4400X).
  • Roku Premiere (3920X,4620X).
  • Roku Premiere+ (3921X,4630X).
  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4661X).

How To Set Up Roku Google Assistant Support

Firstly, you must have a Roku account. And, you must have a Google Assistant supported Roku device (see list above). Also, be sure that your Roku device has the latest update. Once you ensure all of the above, here’s what to do.

  • Open the  Google Home app on your Android or iOS device.
  • Choose set up a new device.
  • In the list, you ought to see Roku.
  • Select Roku and link your Roku account to your Google Home app.

Please note that you may only link one Roku account to your Google account. Once you complete the link, you can now control your Roku hands-free using voice commands.

For example, a voice command like “pause on Roku” will control your connected Roku streaming device or Roku TV. Here is a list
(incomplete) of other commands you can try:

“Hey Google, launch The Roku Channel on Roku”

“Hey Google, find documentaries on Roku”

“Hey Google, show me comedies on Roku”

“Hey Google, pause on Roku”

Ask the Google Assistant to find and control your entertainment on Roku devices
Ilya Asnis – October 25, 2018

For Roku TV owners, you can also ask the Google Assistant to do things like:

“Hey Google, turn on Roku”

“Hey Google, turn up the volume on Roku”

“Hey Google, mute on Roku”

“Hey Google, change to channel 5.1 on Roku”

“Hey Google, switch to HDMI 2 on Roku”


Ask the Google Assistant to find and control your entertainment on Roku devices
Ilya Asnis – October 25, 2018

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