Google smart displays will be able to play video from YouTube TV when they go on sale in July. (Credit: Android Central at Google I/O)

Google today at its Google I/O developer conference in California announced that you'll be able to watch content on YouTube TV right from its upcoming smart displays. The demonstration featured the smart display from Lenovo, and video being streamed from Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Google in its blog post announcing the new features says you'll have access to live content through YouTube TV, and presumably YouTube TV's video-on-demand content would be available as well. The live content would be a huge leg up over what Amazon has done so far with its own smart display, the Echo Show. For example, Amazon has the rights to stream Thursday Night Football during the NFL season. But so far you haven't been able to watch it on an Echo Show, only on Fire TV.

The first Google smart displays will go on sale in July.

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