- Netflix is arriving on Googleâ€™s Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays.
- You can control the streaming service with your voice, touch, or gestures.
As youâ€™d expect, you can use both â€œhey Googleâ€� voice commands and the touchscreen to open Netflix, play individual shows, or control playback when your hands are busy. If youâ€™re using the Hub Max, the camera lets you use gestures to pause or resume a video without touching the screen or disrupting othersâ€™ conversations. You can hold up your hand to the camera to pause and resume your show or movie.
The feature will be available everywhere you find both Google smart displays and Netflix. Google told Android Authority that support is limited to Nest displays â€œat this time,â€� so youâ€™ll have to patient if you want to use aÂ third-party smart display.
This could be the decisive factor if youâ€™re shopping for a smart screen and arenâ€™t attached to any one ecosystem. As of this writing, Netflix doesnâ€™t have native support on Alexa-powered displays like Amazonâ€™s Echo Show, with services like Hulu only partly filling the gap. A Nest device may be your best choice if youâ€™d like to catch up on the widest selection of shows in the kitchen without bringing a tablet into the mix.