Samsung is rolling out Google Assistant on its 2020 smart TVs lineup in France, Germany, Italy, and the UK. The company also announced that the Google voice assistant is coming to its smart TVs in Brazil, India, South Korea, and Spain at the end of November 2020. Apart from that, six more countries will also receive this update by end of 2020. This is welcome news for many as Google Assistant will bring advanced control and discoverability to Samsung smart TVs.
Samsung smart TVs including the 4K and 8K QLED TVs, Crystal UHS TVs, The Frame, The Serif, The Sero, and the Terrace will receive this update. You can use Google assistant to get the latest sports scores, weather forecasts, and access to Google services directly from your TV screen. Users can also control their smart home devices compatible with Google Home directly from the smart TV using voice commands.
Samsung tried its hand on its own home-baked voice assistant Bixby for many years before offering other smart assistant technologies like Alexa and Google AI. Samsung started offering Amazon’s Alexa on all its smart TV lineup earlier this year. And after this update, you can choose between Bixby, Alexa, or Google AI as your default voice assistant.
Seline Han, Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “The use of voice assistants on our Smart TVs has grown exponentially since Bixby’s launch in 2018. With Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa now supported, we are inviting our consumers to ask even more of their Smart TVs.”