Google brings Disney Plus support on Assistant-enabled smart displays, here’s what it means for you
Those who have been using ‘Google Assistant-enabled’ smart displays at their homes can now stream Disney Plus shows on it. The firm says all such devices will support this feature including Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max and those coming from OEMs like Lenovo or JBL.
“Disney+ is a one-of-a-kind experience that transcends generations. Whether it’s a classic like Snow White or the new, live-action series The Mandalorian, Disney+ has something for everyone to love. And starting today, you can navigate Disney+ content on Google Assistant-enabled Smart Displays, like Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, in select markets around the globe—just by using your voice,” said Nandi Byer, strategic partner development manager at Google.
Users who have a Disney+ subscription can link their account in the Google Home or Assistant app and can play movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more. All they need to do is to say “Hey Google, play ‘The Mandalorian’ on Disney+” to start streaming on the smart display.
That said, streaming Disney Plus shows on a smart display was possible before as well using the Chromecast-enabled Disney Plus app on another device. However, it can be done directly from the smart display now.
This feature is coming to select region only including US, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is not for sure when this will come to India. However, if it does, one can safely assume it will be the Disney+ Hotstar service.
Disney Plus is the second service after Netflix to get this support on Google Assistant smart displays. Netflix got this support back in July. Besides handling voice controls, Netflix also lets you browse through the content via touchscreen controls.