Google Assistant is coming to 2020 Samsung Smart TVs

Ruben Fields
October 18, 2020

As per The Verge, the TVs already had voice command settings available that could be controlled with the mic on the remote, but the user will have to tell it if he/she wants to use Google Assistant rather than Samsung's default Bixby assistant. According to the company, the feature is now available to 2020 Samsung TV owners in the USA but will soon reach users in other countries as well.

Earlier this week, Google announced that a Guest mode is coming to on Google Assistant soon.

Voice control on Samsung's smart televisions previously went through the company's own Bixby platform, as Samsung's TVs don't run on Google's Android TV (soon to be called Google TV) platform.

With Google Assistant on these devices, you cannot only control other smart devices, but also use it to pull up your favorite show or get onscreen answers to your questions.

But there is more, since the male voice is not the only novelty today in the Google Assistant in Spain.

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And Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 are the first two products to come with Google Assistant integration.

Notably, you will be able to change channels, adjust the volume, control playback, open any app, search for your content, etc. using Google Assistant on Samsung TVs.

This new function comes with the aim that users feel that the Google Assistant is their "true personal assistant", as explained by the company on its blog. Because it is a mature voice assistant and people are more familiar with Google Assistant than any other assistant.

According to Google, "We have learned that users like to choose the voice that sounds best to them, and we believe that it is important to present them without labels".

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