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Bixby can now order coffee from Starbucks

Samsung is gradually expanding Bixby’s capabilities so that the assistant can do more to make your life easier. The company announced today that Bixby will now be able to order coffee and other menu items from Starbucks in South Korea. Users can give it relevant voice commands and it will go ahead and order what they want from the coffee chain.

This has been made possible by linking Bixby to Starbucks Korea’s mobile order and payment app Siren Order. It was launched by Starbucks in South Korea back in 2014 and it lets customers order and pay for their items via the app. South Korea was the first country where Starbucks launched its Siren Order system. The integration lets users pay for their orders and even ask for information such as parking and drive-thru facility at Starbucks stores.

Replicating the in-store ordering experience

The ordering experience via Bixby has been designed to replicate the in-store ordering experience with a barista. Users can order as if they’re talking to a barista in the store and even as for items such as extra whipping cream and more syrup. Bixby will quickly move from order to payment without requiring the user to install any additional apps. They can then just walk to the store and pick up their order.

Samsung users with a Bixby-compatible device can now use this functionality in South Korea. Supported devices include the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9/S9+ and the Galaxy S8/S8+. This is the first collaboration for Samsung in which it has integrated its virtual private assistant with a mobile ordering and payment service.

It goes without saying that there’s a possibility that the company might ink similar partnerships with other food and beverage chains that are running mobile ordering and payment services. This will enable Bixby to order from a variety of chains in response to simple voice commands. We’ll likely see such integrations being rolled out in South Korea first before Samsung decides to expand them to other markets.




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o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Looking forward to this coming to the UK in around 3 years!
Still do not like the fact that I have to speak in an American accent for Bixby to understand me word for word. over a year now, expected more language support for Bixby by now

Biransahin
Biransahin

You don’t need to speak in an American accent. I don’t and it understands me. Maybe you have a speech defect 😉. Just kidding. But if you have a strong accent, even Google now and Cortana won’t understand you either.

SteveTud
SteveTud

Sorry but Google does seem to understand my strong Yorkshire accent id say 80% of the time . Bigsby does not understand me 90% of the time. “Here’s what i found on the web”

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Yorkshire lad here too lol, though my accent is extremely mild – Been told my accent is RP, as in no specific British, like you get news broadcasters speaking. It’s Names more than anything that Bixby gets wrong. names of places and people.
My Google Home has never had an issue; including obscure Asian and African names in my contact list.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Hahaha this is hilarious. But I agree with the fact that Bixby has been around for a while now and it should’ve supported a lot more languages by now. I’m american but it sometimes doesn’t even seem to understand my southern accent. “Sorry, I don’t understand hillbilly”.

Biransahin
Biransahin

You obviously can’t speak English like what I can! Lololol. Just kidding with the grammar. Maybe I’m lucky then. I’ve no problem with it understanding me. I work in a fairly quiet environment so possibly that helps. It certainly improves over time as it gets to know your voice. But Bixby isn’t for everyone. I don’t use Google Now for web search, I prefer manual searches. Bixby isn’t very good at web search but I use it to navigate my phone settings hands free which is very useful. The problem is there are hundreds of commands and many people don’t… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Google never has an issue – and they have not thought about any other users except S.Korean, US and Chinese when it comes to Bixby voice, and I don’t believe they particularly care yet.

Dookistan
Dookistan

How is this possible with bixby having such bad voice recognition.
Hey bixby, text Liz, ok calling Mom.
Hey bixby, navigate me to pikes market in Seattle, I’m sorry that app isn’t available.
Hey bixby, set timer for five minutes. Ok, opening clock
Hey bixby, what’s the temperature. It’s 75° in Las Vegas. Ok, I’m fifteen hours north of there.
Ect, ect.

I can see it now.
Hey bixby, order me a 16oz latte from Starbucks. It’s 75° in Las Vegas.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

try speaking in an American accent lol