How to turn on hands-free “Hey Google” voice control in Google TV on the Onn 4K Pro

Walmart’s Onn 4K Pro box with Google TV comes with a built-in speaker and far-field microphones for hands-free “Hey Google” voice control, but the feature is disabled by default. Turning it on isn’t entirely obvious, as the setting is buried in a menu you might not expect to look into. Here’s a quick guide on how to enable hands-free voice control on the Walmart Onn 4K Pro streaming media player.

Quick Guide

To enable hands-free voice control, go to Settings > Privacy > Google Assistant and turn on the “Hands-free Mic” option. Be sure the physical mute switch on the side of the Onn 4K Pro is disabled (i.e., not showing red) and you’re all set to say “Hey Google,….” to your streamer.

Detailed Guide

  1. Unmute the Onn 4K Pro’s microphones by sliding the physical switch on the left side of the device towards the back. If you can see red peeking out behind the switch, then the mics are currently muted.
  2. Navigate to the far right of the main menu across the top of the screen and select the gear icon to enter settings.
  3. From the settings menu, scroll down and select “Privacy” from the menu.
  4. Scroll down and select the “Google Assistant” option.
  5. Enable the “Hands-free Mic” setting.
  6. You’re all set and can now say “Hey Google” followed by a command.

6 comments
  1. Mjm says:

    Does anybody have a purchase link on the Walmart site?

    • Tenderfoot56 says:

      I checked this morning Thursday, May 2, 2024 around noon, and it’s not on their web site yet, but you may find it in their local stores.

    • The purchase link is here but it’s either showing out of stock for some people or showing an error for others, so, either way, it’s not ready for purchase online yet.

  2. Tenderfoot56 says:

    The text by the find the remote screen states that the device may have a button on the outside of it that should be pushed to trigger the remote location as well if the device has it. Not sure if this device has such a button or not. If not, you will likely have to access it through the google home app on your phone to actually navigate to the find my remote part of the admin screens to actually click the button on the screen using your phone. At that point the remote should start beeping if it is in range and the batteries are good.

    • The circle on the front of the Onn 4K Pro is a button. When you press it, the remote starts to beep.

      • R1cky313 says:

        Ok so I have 2 ONN Boxes and both came with a basic Black Remote NO Backlight also when I click on Privacy and scroll down there Is NO Google Assistant or Payment option on ther can somebody help? THANKS

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