Samsung integrates the Google Assistant to its 2020 line of smart TVs
Samsung will roll out Google Assistant to its 2020 smart TV lineup in India, France, the UK, and other countries. Using Google Assistant voice commands, users can browse channels, adjust volume, control playback, open applications, and more. Assistant will be available on all 2020 Samsung smart TV models: 4K and 8K QLED TVs, Crystal UHD TVs, The Frame, The Serif, The Sero and The Terrace. In addition to the Google Assistant, Samsung smart TV users also have access to Alexa and Bixby voice assistants.
South Korea’s tech giant Announced Google Assistant integration on Samsung smart TVs on Friday. No additional downloads, hardware or installations will be required. Samsung further said that the assistant being used is interchangeable based on home preference and will be compatible with viewers’ existing voice assistant ecosystems.
Using Google Assistant voice commands, viewers will be able to access their Google services like Google Search, Photos, Maps, Calendar and simplify them. You can also control your lights, set your thermostat, set an alarm, and more, using voice assistants and compatible smart home devices.
Viewers will be able to use the Google Assistant, Alexa or Bixby to discover and view content hands-free. Voice assistants can provide the weather forecast, find out the latest game scores, or play music.
“With the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa now supported [besides Samsung’s Bixby], we are inviting our consumers to ask even more of their smart TVs, ”said Seline Han, vice president of business for visual displays at Samsung Electronics, in a statement.
Google Assistant is currently rolling out in France, Germany, Italy, and the UK. It will roll out to India, Brazil, Spain and South Korea in late November, and in a few more countries later this year. While Samsung’s 2019 smart TVs also had Google Assistant integration, the problem was that users had to give commands through a compatible smart device, such as Google Home.
Alexa was integrated with Samsung smart TVs earlier this year.