Bixby

Bixby coming to Samsung Smart TVs this year

Samsung introduced Bixby with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ last year and it was only a matter of time before the company expanded its AI-powered virtual assistant to other devices. Smart TVs seem to be a natural habitat for assistants like Bixby and with competitors like Google Home and Alexa already having an established presence in this space, Samsung is finally bringing Bixby into the fold as well. The company has confirmed today that all Samsung Smart TVs sold in the US this year will feature Bixby.

Bixby on Samsung Smart TVs

Bixby will create a connected fabric between devices and provide users with a one-step process for TV setup and access to apps, photos, content, and more. Since the connected devices will now operate on one connected cloud platform, the TV will interact with the Family Hub refrigerator seamlessly to let users plan their TV viewing, meals and more regardless of the screen being used.

It remains to be seen when Bixby will be rolled out for Samsung Smart TVs in markets other than the United States. Nevertheless, this is a step in the right direction and it will only be a matter of time before Bixby makes it to Samsung Smart TVs in other markets.

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ChodaBoy
ChodaBoy

Considering that companies, including Samsung, have already been caught selling user data (e.g. viewing habits) as well as allegedly listening to and watching customers, WHY would I want another always listening device from them in my home?

Biransahin
Biransahin

They should be able to update 2017 Samsung televisions too. I just got a firmware update a few days ago.. You never know!! Maybe it’s coming.. 🙂

notemy
notemy

If Samsung really wants to establish Bixby in every home as I hope they should! They should roll it out as an update to all of their capable yesteryear TVs with or without a pluggable dongle / remote control of some sort for Bixby mic and not except us to buy an entirely new expensive TV! Because majority of the consumers don’t buy new TVs for at least 5 years after investing 1000s of dollars in one.

Biransahin
Biransahin

You’re right but it’s probably not possible. Older TVs do not have the SoC on board that will allow it. 2017 TVs have the capability and advanced voice control to handle Bixby, but older TV sets don’t.

viijayy
viijayy

will 2017 TV’s get bixby ?