Disney + comes to smart display speakers
Google announced an interesting news for all owners of a smart speaker with the company’s screen or any other model compatible with Google Assistant. From Disney + can now be linked with the aim of being able to access its entire catalog just by asking the company’s voice assistant.
Thus, in the same way that happened with Netflix, you only have to go to the Google Home or Assistant application to add your account and from there, with a simple “Hey Google, play the second season of The Mandalorian” you will start to see this or any other series or movie available in the catalog.
Logically, as you can already guess, the multimedia experience will not be nearly the same as you will have with a television with a larger screen diagonal and a good sound system. But for those moments when you are cooking or just washing dishes, etc., it can be quite practical to be able to ask him to reproduce some content of your interest.
Of course, it is important to know that, at least for now, touch screen controls do not allow use of service interface. This means that you will not be able to touch on it to change the program or movie as well as perform other types of actions. Everything must be through voice commands or gestures.
The latter are supported and allow you to use the Nest Hub Max camera for example to pause or resume playback by just raising your hand. Although most will resort mainly to the use of voice for all these actions.
How to link Disney + to your Google smart speaker
For link your Disney + account to your display smart speaker and support for Google Assistant, the simplest thing is to use the Google Home application on your smartphone. Once in it, follow the following steps:
- On the home screen, tap on your icon to access the profile
- Once done, tap now on Wizard settings
- In the new screen that appears select the Services tab
- Go to the option Video & Photos
- There will appear link Disney +
- When you click, you are redirected to the Disney website to log in
- Once done, everything will be ready and you can access your catalog via voice
If for some reason you don’t see the option to Link Disney + account and you do see Netflix and YouTube Kids, don’t worry. You may have to wait a few hours for the option to be implemented or have a little more patience until it reaches your region. Because the launch has not been global.
At this time, the option to link Disney + to Google Assistant is only available for the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, UK, Italy, Austria, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In the same way, do not despair, according to Google it will only be a matter of a few months that it reaches more regions. So be patient.