How to setup Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

You might have heard by now that Samsung finally launched Bixby worldwide today. The company’s voice assistant can now be used by Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners in more than 200 countries across the globe. Let’s walk you through the setup procedure for Bixby on the Galaxy S8.

Even though Samsung made the official announcement this morning, Bixby is gradually rolling out so it may not be live for everyone yet. However, we’ve received reports from multiple countries where it’s up and running now.

Keep pressing the Bixby button on your handset to check if it’s live for you now. You may have to update the Bixby apps from Galaxy Apps if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to sign into your Samsung Account before you do that.

Bixby will greet you with a welcome screen when it goes live on your device. The screen will come up when you press the Bixby key. Bixby’s voice will guide you through the entire setup process.

Step 1: Select a language. Bixby Voice only supports English (US) and South Korean right now.

Step 2: Follow the instructions provided by Bixby Voice as it walks you through the different ways that you can interact with the assistant.

Step 3: Help Bixby learn your voice by giving it samples of your voice. You just have to speak a couple of sentences at a constant speed loudly and clearly to help it learn your voice.

Step 4: Setup your voice password. This helps Bixby unlock your phone when you give it a command on the lock screen. Bear in mind that voice password is less secure than other screen unlock methods.

Step 5: Teach Bixby your pronunciation style by speaking five generic sentences.

That’s it! The entire process takes a few minutes and you’re done before you know it.

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20 days 20 hours ago
EDWIN arias

Is it available in Russia?

gtone339
1 month 1 day ago
gtone339

It works here in New Zealand! Bixby = Siri killer hehe!

kzacs
1 month 1 day ago
kzacs

I keep getting “looks like there is a connection problem”. Cleared cache, does not help. Anyone else having the same problem?

bhanups
1 month 1 day ago
bhanups

Still not active in India? Samsung Why ?

billywongwashere
1 month 1 day ago
billywongwashere

You are not missing anything! I have it in UK and by choice it’s turned off and all bixby app data cleared.

The s8 is great without something that isn’t mature or useful

1 month 1 day ago
qwertywisard

In Russia does not work. Why???

INDIABOY
1 month 1 day ago
INDIABOY

Its available in india

mdnauman0
1 month 1 day ago
mdnauman0

Did u got bixby voice in india

1 month 2 days ago
Patel Tirth

Not actively in India

bhanups
1 month 2 days ago
bhanups

Congratulation Samsung! U manage to
fool us into buying S8+ thinking that bixby
works all around the world. Should’ve
bought iphone8. At least I can talk to siri.

auctyvance
1 month 1 day ago
auctyvance

You can still buy your iphone 8… at least Samsung delivered their promise. S8 was and is a great phone with or without Bixby.. I doubt iphone 8 will beat S8…

danielhw
1 month 2 days ago
danielhw

Boa noite.
Quando receberemos em portugues br ??

billywongwashere
1 month 2 days ago
billywongwashere

It’s not very good, can’t do anything Google assistant can do, not responsive when saying hi bixby

Slow to perform the acts plus Samsung is now taking all you data

bhanups
1 month 2 days ago
bhanups

Indians are wating…… very bad. 😞

sayed12211
1 month 2 days ago
sayed12211

Work well in Bahrain bixby the best

deepydesai
1 month 2 days ago
deepydesai

Dubai, pakistan, bangladesh all got bixby voice but still nothing in india…what we did wrong samsung?

whqhdrbs
1 month 1 day ago
whqhdrbs

if that’s the case then there’s gotta be reasons with India and Samsung

whqhdrbs
1 month 1 day ago
whqhdrbs

India is the only place at the moment…I don’t think it’s Samsung…it’s gotta do with India

bhanups
1 month 2 days ago
bhanups

As per the whole day report It’s clear that India is in last in update list. Samsung why ?

bhanups
1 month 2 days ago
bhanups

Not active In India yet…..

robinh999
1 month 2 days ago
robinh999

finally Bixby ! thanks samsung ❤️ ❤️❤️ s8 now more worth it

bhanups
1 month 2 days ago
bhanups

In which country????

Rockachella
1 month 2 days ago
Rockachella

Bixby available in México but spanish leanguage not yet

auctyvance
1 month 1 day ago
auctyvance

only available in US English and Korean for now…

o0MHJ0o
1 month 2 days ago
o0MHJ0o

One thing I am shocked about is that Bixby is NOT compatible with their own native Samsung Music app. which is a huge shame considering its come a long way and has a really beautiful UI

auctyvance
1 month 1 day ago
auctyvance

in mine it does. Teach it 1st.. or use simple command like play music or open music

markstep1
1 month 2 days ago
markstep1

keeps asking me to install google music and i already have it but doesnt work, also doesnt work with whatsapp while google voice does

brendonx
1 month 2 days ago
brendonx

It will become available at some point.

Ali Elham
1 month 2 days ago
Ali Elham

I have in Afghanistan now!

coolfire77
1 month 2 days ago
coolfire77

Available here in Singapore!

mtbrown262626
1 month 2 days ago
mtbrown262626

I now have it in UK

nishaanss
1 month 2 days ago
nishaanss

When we will get bixby voice assis in INDIA ? :@

mohitdeepak
1 month 2 days ago
mohitdeepak

If release bixby voice in india?

mdnauman0
1 month 2 days ago
mdnauman0

Does any one got the bixby voice in india ?

deepydesai
1 month 2 days ago
deepydesai

Nope…

Puneeth1787
1 month 2 days ago
Puneeth1787

nooooo

wag123wag123
1 month 2 days ago
wag123wag123

On the community page under a post in the Samsung Members app, A Samsung Personnel posted that the Bixby Roll-Out for India is On-Hold. He said that around 6:30pm today.

deepydesai
1 month 2 days ago
deepydesai

But why and when will they give bixby voice in india…? Post if there is any new updates.

welcomejacksparrow
1 month 2 days ago
welcomejacksparrow

I have always liked Samsung and the way they deal with technology. Now the section where one has to say five sentences for the phone to get adjusted to their accent is a laudable step. Cus all the major voice assistants don’t work in all the accents. Bravo!! Looking forward to NOTE 8 ‘My next Device’

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