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Samsung releases Bixby Voice in the US

Samsung has just announced that it has started rolling out Bixby Voice capabilities in US English. Bixby consists of four main aspects: Hello Bixby, Bixby Reminders, Bixby Vision, and Bixby Voice. All the Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in the US and South Korea who speak US English will now be able to use Bixby Voice to get various things done just by voice commands. It can be activated after the latest app update using the dedication button on the left side of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.

Bixby, Samsung’s AI-powered digital assistant, was unveiled along with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earlier this year. The AI-powered assistant’s voice capabilities were supposed to be rolled out in the US with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but it was delayed by more than three months. Last month, Samsung started a beta program to test Bixby Voice in the US, and it is now available for everyone in the country. Bixby Voice was rolled out in South Korea in May.

It understands natural language, so you can use everyday speech for voice commands. Samsung claims that everything that can be accomplished by touching a phone’s display can be done through voice commands using Bixby Voice. Apart from all the stock apps on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Bixby also works with a few third-party apps, including Facebook, Google Maps, Google Play Music, and YouTube. Samsung plans to work with more third-party app developers to integrate Bixby Voice features into their apps.

Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Services of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said, “At Samsung, we are dedicated to creating the best possible user experience for our customers. That’s why we designed Bixby – it’s an intelligent interface that allows you to do more things with your phone. We want to offer a truly multimodal experience, so that users can interact with their phone in many different ways – through sight, touch, typing or voice – all of the most natural ways to interact with the world, available on your smartphone.

Since Bixby Voice is deeply integrated into the operating system, it can be used to perform multi-step as well as cross-app actions. The digital assistant improves over time, thanks to deep learning technology. It can be used to perform things as simple as turning on the flash light and as complex as finding all the images of food clicked last week and email it to multiple contacts without ever touching the display. Here are a few official videos that show some of the most important features of Bixby.

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Ali Elham
Ali Elham

Samsung! You don’t have only customer in the USA or South Korea rather you have customer in all country of the world. you are always thinking for USA or South Korea only???
Let us know when you release Bixby to our reign???

Ali Elham
Ali Elham

When you are going to release Bixby into other countries? Let us know PLEASE!!!

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Question is who cares about bixby? It’s going to be slow and clunky. Clicking the bixby button on my s8 takes few seconds to load. And this doesn’t include the voice functionality.

Plus how often do you or will use the voice commands? Especially when you already have Google assistant

markstep1
markstep1

it is very very slow and for some reason it wont work over wifi, if wifi is on it says Mobile data connection not detected, turn off wifi put on 4g and it works but still very very very very slow, voice dictation is like siri 5 years ago

tonymohd
tonymohd

contacted samsung Trinidad and Tobago they said ” We want to improve Samsung so it serves your needs and is the best product it can be. However. Bixby Voice is not available worldwide since it’s such a new feature, we are still testing it.”

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Samsung UK said the exact same thing, word for word! such BS

markstep1
markstep1

ALSO released in UAE

breezerke
breezerke

And i expect it’s never come to belgium and Netherlands because we are for Samsung not important enough

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Samsung do not care about European customers in general. I love their tech, which is why I use it and on here. but they suck at customer service

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

They’ll focus on the Chinese languages and Spanish now, anyone hoping for a UK English or AUS English, don’t see it happening anytime in the next 2 years

Ogishi
Ogishi

Don’t be so negative. Samsung NZ official site says Bixby Voice available from Aug 9.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

do you have a link to this because I am just being realistic, nothing Samsung says about future releases comes true unfortunately. Official UK website states available in Korean and US English in late spring (which is now summer) and further languages “over time”. Not in the coming months, not early next year. OVER TIME…. I do not have my hopes for a UK English launch anytime soon

Ogishi
Ogishi

Since it’s official site, and stays unchanged until now, I consider it true.

JawaDi22
JawaDi22

Please anyone tell me can i used all bixby functionality on other galaxy phones like s6 edge instead of s8.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

No

Sayed Ali
Sayed Ali

Is there a way to run bixby my phone s8+

PJaya
PJaya

I not using S8, after watching video,
Seem after ‘talk’ to bixby apps is open,
It is still stay openand need manual exit apps?

frankypiama
frankypiama

Please let me know if anybody finds a way to have Bixby outside the US (of course I have my phone set to English US). Without flashing a US version of the os

thibaly
thibaly

I’m french and i hope someone will find a way to use it in english, no matter where u came from ?