By linking a Viaplay account to a Google account in the Google Home app, users will be able to control Viaplay on a Chromecast or Android TV using voice commands in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. Viaplay customers will be able to use their voice to launch content and to control playback, such as seek, play and pause, on Viaplay’s full offering of movies and TV series included for all subscribing customer
“Voice search using smart speakers is one of today’s biggest consumer trends: there hasn’t been such a rapid adoption of a new technology since the smartphone,” said Kaj af Kleen, NENT Group SVP and Chief Technology and Product Officer.
“NENT Group is all about driving innovation and bringing audiences the very best entertainment experiences, so we’ve been exploring how best to use voice activation for our services and are very pleased to team up with Google for this pan-Scandinavian launch.”
“We want to make Viaplay as accessible and available on as many platforms and screens as possible,” added Alexander Bastin, NENT Group SVP and Head of Viaplay and Viafree.
“This partnership will enable our customers to enjoy their favourite content by using voice commands in their own language for the very first time, which shows the huge potential of combining great content with great technology. We’re looking forward to being at the forefront of the voice revolution, and will continue to explore how smart speakers can further enhance the Viaplay experience.”