The easiest way to turn on a smart light bulb from the TV is with the help of the Google Assistant, as long as your TV or its remote has a built-in microphone, which is normal. Basically all you have to do is ask them the same way you would the Google Assistant on mobilementioning the name of the device and what you want to do.
For example, a “Turn on the light in the living room” or “turn on the vacuum cleaner” should work, although it can be a bit frustrating since the Assistant is sometimes a little hard of ear and does not understand us well. It can also be a problem if we are in a very noisy environment, although the positive part is that you do not need to mess anything with the TV.
The least easy way, with the Google Home app
The least easy way is to use the same home automation application that we use on mobile, Google Home. Officially Google Home is not available for televisions, but the application adapts correctly to the large format of television and it works pretty well. The biggest challenge is, as always, installing it on TV.
There are many methods to install applications on an Android TV. from your APK, and anyone would do. All you need is to download the Google Home APK and transfer it to the TV with an app like