Samsung confirms its smart speaker, says Bixby will add Spotify support

24 August, 2017, 02:14 | Author: Lorena Waters
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The existence of a Samsung smart speaker and plans to release a speaker soon were shared with CNBC today by DJ Koh, president of the mobile division at Samsung.

Bixby was unveiled earlier this year when Samsung introduced its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Samsung's Bixby essentially works in the same as other AI assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, as it execute tasks through voice commands.

What do you think about Samsung Bixby?

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Samsung appears to have overcome challenges with Bixby, which has now been expanded to and is functional in over 200 countries which include the United Kingdom and Canada.

In addition to offering quick commands, Bixby can also be personalized to support custom voice commands and shortcuts for multiple functions at once, according to Samsung.

As for operating the service, you'll need to hold down on the Bixby button (as opposed to tapping it) to initiate voice commands and queries.

Samsung has promised further features for its smart assistant such as Bixby Vision, which will allow users to point their phone camera at an object and get relevant information. In fact, reports of it date back a couple of months, but this might be the first time a Samsung executive confirmed the device outright. A smart speaker would certainly be one device that users could take advantage of, so it will be interesting to see what Samsung creates. Apple is also going to enter the arena soon with its HomePod.

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