Samsung's Bixby will soon work with Google Play, YouTube, and Google Maps

Samsung's Bixby will soon work with Google Play, YouTube, and Google Maps
Although it can hardly be perceived as a fan-favorite, Samsung's Bixby has been constantly polished and loaded with more and more features in an attempt to make it a viable alternative to the superstars in the mobile space: the Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri.

Persistence could eventually pay off for the South Korean giant which just announced during its CES that its digital butler will soon work quite nicely alongside Google Play, YouTube, and Google Maps. iHeartRadio, Uber, and Ticketmaster will also partner up with Bixby to make their respective services a tad more intelligent. That's right, Bixby will break the shackles of a mere smart assistant and aim to become an open AI platform that will gradually work with many other services and devices.


Bixby will also be integrated into a trove of new and existing Samsung products, namely the company's 2019 lineup of QLED TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, and AI spakers. It will also be part of Samsung's new "Digital Cockpit" smart vehicle experience, as well as to robotic platforms.

Albeit Samsung fans have been giving Bixby the cold shoulder for, well, forever, the constant improvement of the service could eventually warm up the troves of Galaxy users to the smart assistant.

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6 Comments

1. uberzero

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 07, 2018

Bixby already worked on YouTube, Uber and Google Pay by enabling Bixby Labs from Voice Apps and Services. You're welcome

2. Zylam

Posts: 1748; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

How about being able to turn off Bixby on the Note 9? We all know you'd rather die first then allow remapping the button, but at least allow us to disable it. What's that Samsung, you're shoving it down everyone's throat because of "choice".

3. cmdacos

Posts: 3649; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

In what way is it shoved down your throat? Are you one of those poor souls that doesn't have control of your body parts that you accidently hit a blatantly obvious button? Also I thought you were leaving this toxic place? Disappointed in your dishonesty.

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Bixby is already superior to the competition, with Samsungs continued improvements Google and others may never catch up.

5. goga012

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 19, 2017

But still does not work for me on S8.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1729; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

First thing I did when I got my S9 was disabling Bixby. Didn't realize Bixby was still a thing.

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