Samsung may bring the Google Assistant to its smart TVs in 2019

Samsung may bring the Google Assistant to its smart TVs in 2019
Amazon and Google managed to integrate their personal digital assistants, Alexa and Assistant, into all sorts of products, including smart speakers, TVs, home appliances, headphones, and others.

Samsung on the other hand only managed to confuse and even horrify consumers with its own voice assistant called Bixby. Even integration with Samsung's 2018 TVs is fairly limited, as one can only use Bixby to control video playback, not third-party apps.

As such, it appears that Samsung has decided to team up with Google to integrate Google Assistant into its 2019 line of smart TVs, Variety reports. There's no word on whether or not Google Assistant will make it to older Samsung smart TVs, but since the South Korean company has already decided to add Bixby to these models, it's highly unlikely that it will replace it later on.

An official announcement concerning the partnership with Google may go live as early as next month when Samsung plans to introduce its new lineup of 2019 smart TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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7 Comments

1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Of course Bixby sucks!

6. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Bixby capsules sucks for development. Especially when you compare it to Googles Actions or Alexa skills kit.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why not? Samsung already makes the best TV'S, that can only make em better.

3. Jrod99

Posts: 699; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Wonder why not Bixby? Think I will wait for this as long as it’s price right. Still haven’t got a 4K yet and thought I heard something about 8k down the road. My 55 LG only 4 years old. Probably go 65 next go around.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Because Bixby sucks, and in the real world nobody uses it, except as a novelty.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just bought two 55 inch Vizios. Next up is an 82 inch Samsung.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1219; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

No Samsung.. We want Bixby ONLY and NOT Google Assistant.. /S (Yes, yes.. Obviously sarcasm)

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