Samsung always ants to standalone in every category they are working. Even if they adapted Android in their Galaxy Phones, They always put more customization and make it like the OS is different. Samsung adapted Android in their phones because of the user base and future supports. But other than mobiles, they always prefer their in-house OS. Samsung Wear Accessories run Tizen OS, and some of the home appliances also run with the same OS. But when the other features become popular, Samsung always uses those features. As a new add-on, Google Assistant and Alexa Voice Assistant control are coming to Samsung Smart TVs. Samsung added these new voice assistants to utilize smart home appliances integration.
Samsung started the Google Assistant integration with Amazon Alexa and Bixby to its 2020 Smart TVs last month in the USA. Today Samsung announced to roll out this integration to four more countries, the UK, France, Germany, and Italy. Also, Samsung announced to expand this integration up to 12 countries by the end of this year.
Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration in Samsung Smart TVs
Samsung launched its own Voice Assistant Bixby in 2018. Out of expectations, Bixby was more than a disappointment for Samsung. So, Samsung decided to drop Bixby in few devices and integrate Amazon Alexa into its smart devices as a voice Assistant earlier this year. It proved to be a successful experiment, and now the combined voice support is available in 14 countries for Samsung Smart TV users.
This time Samsung decided to integrate the Google Assistant with Alexa and Bixby in its Smart TV. However, it is not the first time Samsung is adding Google Assistant support to its Smart TV products. The older Samsung Smart TV had this support, but those Smart TVs had to connect with Google Home speaker to activate the voice commands.
Samsung fully integrated the Google Assistant along with Alexa and Bixby into the 2020 Smart TV series. You won’t need additional downloading or installing any app to use the Google Assistant on these Smart TVs. Also, these voice Assistants are interchangeable according to device preferences. The supported Smart TVs can access the Google Assistant by the dedicated Assistant button on their remotes.
What are the benefits of Google Assistant integration for you?
You already could connect over 100,000 smart devices with the Alexa voice command. And now, with Google Assistant integration, you can control the Google Home compatible smart devices along with the Google services like Google Photos, Google Maps, and Google Calendar. Your TV screen is now your Smart Display to get almost every information there and control almost every smart device with your voice command. You can now browse the channels, ask for your favorite episodes, control volume and playback, get your queries answered by Google search engine on your TV screen, set the alarm, reminder, stopwatch, and many more.
Which Samsung Smart TV are eligible for this integration?
This integration is now available on 2020 Smart TVs, including 4K and 8K QLED TVs, The Frame, The Sero, The Serif, Crystal UHD TVs, and the Terrace.
Samsung rolled out this integration with its Smart TVs in the USA last month. And now it expands to Italy, France, Germany, and the UK. By the end of November, Brazil, India, South Korea, and Spain will be added to this lineup. Samsung has planned to expand Google Assistant integration to its Smart TVs up to 12 countries by the end of this year.
How to enable Google Assistant and Alexa on your Samsung Smart TV?
If you have a compatible Smart TV and live in the regions where this rollout is applicable, then you can easily activate this integration by these simple steps.
- Go to Settings
- Tap General
- Tap Voice
- Select Voice Assistant
- Select Google Assistant from the list
- Follow the on-screen instructions and Link your account.
- Tap Save.
Google Assistant can do a lot of things compare with Bixby. Additionally, Alexa is a good choice for Smart Home setup. Recently Alexa added direct call support for AT&T users. Buy Integrating the Google Assistant; you can have more control over your other Smart Home solutions from your TV. We are now getting used to doing a lot of things with our voice commands. Google Assistant integration is a great addition to fulfill our wishes. Now you can control almost every smart device with your voice commands. It will be great fun and a height of easiness. Do tell us about your ease moments in the comments below.
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.