Samsung adds the Bixby Voice feature to more than 200 countries

Samsung adds the Bixby Voice feature to more than 200 countries
After being available only in the U.S. and South Korea, earlier today Samsung added Bixby Voice to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ in over 200 countries such as Australia, Canada, South Africa and the U.K. With Bixby Voice, a user can snap a selfie, activate Bixby Voice, and say "Post the recently taken selfie to Facebook." To activate Bixby Voice, click on the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, or say "Hi, Bixby."

Samsung isn't finished spreading Bixby Voice throughout the planet. The company plans on adding more languages, capabilities and devices that the AI personal assistant will work with. The manufacturer will also add more third party applications that will work with Bixby Voice.

One reason to start pushing out the update today has to do with tomorrow's introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. While today's update focuses on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, it also means that as soon as the Sammy's new high-end phablet is released, the Bixby Voice feature will be available to Galaxy Note 8 buyers.

source: SammyHub

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16 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Bixby is fabulous ! It's gonna get so much better in the months to come.

2. charbel.daher

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I updated everything all the bixby stuff and bixby home and still no voice, any idea ? How did you get it to work ?

9. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Clear the bixby app chase memory

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Go into Bixby, you will have the Bixby button next to the Bixby vision button, click on it, now you will get an update window, follow the instructions, wait for the updates to be downloaded, and you're good to go.

5. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Bixby is the future for personal assistant. Siri and Google now are just mediocre. They cant surely match Samsung's powerful tech. In one or the years Bixby will become mainstream.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How? Most of us don't use Samsung phone. Unless Samsung open up their platform to other Android OEM don't see it happening.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Most people do have a samsung phone. Granted currently the majority of this devices don't have Bixby and many likely will never see it but future potential is there.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Grant i have bought the Galaxy S3, Note 2, Note 3 and various Samsung tablets. But that was when they are fewer players in town. Ever since I start buying Xiaomi smartphone that offer similar performance and at a lower price I find it hard to pay Samsung asking price. Plus there are even more affordable brands than Xiaomi in 2017. Just ordered a blackview bv 700 rugged phone for US$130. That's even lower than Xiaomi average asking price. http://www.blackview.hk/blackview-190/

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Over 3Billiom people have Samsung phones. I am getting Samsung will being Bixby to at least the Note 5 and S6 and S7's. After all, the re-released Note 7s have access to Bixby. And yes if Samsung makes it avail on Android, it could do well against Right now over 20M people have access to Bixby. Most wont use it, just like even with so many Apple devices tbat have access to Siri, most dont use it. Just like most dont use Google Now. But you don't need most. All you need is dedicated users who do so often enough. Also it doesn't need to be for everyone. I dont like any of them, but I use all of them for something sometime. BIXBY is a lot like Cortana, with the few benefits Siri offer, without putting it in the OS. Like all voice assistants, were bad in 1.0. But everyone wanted to atta k rhis newcomer. If Google had the answer, we wouldn't need another. Just like if OSX was everything, we wouldn't need Windows. Some people may just get a Smaisng just foe Bixby. Just like some people got the iPhone 4S just for Siri, when the 4S offered nothing kver the 4. Just give it, a chance If it does then so what. Not everything others did turned to gold. Right?

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well, if I get to use it I will. I using a Windows 10 mobile now as my daily driver for the past month just for the experience of using one. I do like Cortana as its able to understand me better than Google assistant as I am not a native English speaker.

3. iampun33t

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Hey I got no Voice..!! Bixby still has no voice..!! Why Samsung Why..??

4. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Just be patient, update is on the way. Trust in Samsung, your wish will be fulfilled.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

So the blade does cut both ways. Apple fan on one end Samsung fan on the other.

11. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Comment #10

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Wasn't recognizing some basic commands for me so I did a restart and since then has worked really well. Really pleased with the capabilities so far and really like that you can teach it to improve. In partnership with Google Assistant there is tons that can be accomplished.

14. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Sure can't wait to make serious timesaving use of it on my Note 8 :-)

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