SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung is now testing Bixby’s voice functionality in the US with an early access program


Last updated: June 16th, 2017 at 19:37 UTC+02:00

Samsung’s plans to have Bixby’s voice functionality ready for the North American market in time for the Galaxy S8 launch didn’t pan out, and the company had said that the feature would launch in the US sometime later in the spring. It looks like Samsung is on track this time, as it has started an early access program to let US customers try out Bixby’s voice features on their Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Samsung is taking a limited number of applications, so you will have to try your luck by signing up at this website and wait for an invitation. The data it will gather during the test will be used to make improvements before Bixby’s voice features are officially launched in the country, although there’s no saying when the launch will take place. Spring’s about to end in a matter of days, so Samsung will probably not meet the deadline, and we will hopefully not see any major delays.

For those unaware, Bixby’s voice functionality is heavily embedded into Samsung’s software and can let you perform a slew of functions by speaking to the phone. If it’s possible via touch, Samsung wants it to be possible via voice, too. To see Bixby in action, check out these videos. Also see what we feel about Bixby here at SamMobile, and be sure to sign up for the early access program before Samsung stops taking applications.


Source Phone BixbyGalaxy S8 PlusSamsung Galaxy S8
Load 7 comments

You might also like

Samsung releases new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 series

Several old Samsung Galaxy S-series phones were suffering from the GPS issue, which the company has been fixing by delivering updates. Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S8 from 2017, and the Galaxy S7 from 2016, have already bagged the GPS bug fix update, and now it is time for an even older series, the […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 5 days ago

Samsung releases important update for discontinued Galaxy S7 and S8

Up until a couple of years ago, even Samsung flagship smartphones only received two major Android OS upgrades and three years of security updates. The company now provides the best software support of any Android OEM. Many devices now receive four Android OS upgrades and five years of security updates. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 1 month ago

How to switch between Google Assistant and Bixby on Galaxy Watch 4

Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic owners finally have access to one of the best Google apps. Google Assistant is available for Samsung’s Wear OS 3-powered smartwatches at long last (find out how to install it here), and combined with Bixby, users now have two virtual assistants to choose from. Just like on Samsung […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 months ago

Samsung’s Bixby’s got a neat new hands-free update

Samsung has reduced its push toward Bixby over the past few years, but it is far from abandoning its AI-powered digital voice assistant. The company has been consistently adding more features to Bixby and Bixby Routines. Today, the company has released one more update to Bixby that makes it easier to accept calls without touching […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 5 months ago

Samsung, it’s time for the Side Key and Google Assistant to work together

Samsung and Google feel closer than ever as the two companies continue to join forces and find common ground in software solutions. The Korean tech giant abandoned Tizen for smartwatches in favor of helping Google develop Wear OS 3, and it’s using it for the Galaxy Watch 4 series. Samsung’s foldables offer an improved software experience […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 6 months ago

Our first look at The Freestyle, possibly Samsung’s most fun product yet

One of Samsung’s most surprising and arguably exciting products unveiled at CES in Las Vegas is The Freestyle. What is it? Well, in case you missed the news, it’s a new portable projector-smart speaker hybrid that could one day replace your TV. And yes, Samsung has somehow kept it a secret until its official unveiling […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 9 months ago