Samsung's Bixby voice feature now available in over 200 countries

Samsung's Bixby voice feature now available in over 200 countries

Today, following the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8, the President of Samsung's Mobile Division, DJ Koh, confirmed to CNBC that Samsung is indeed making a smart speaker.

Samsung is jumping into the crowded smart speaker market and will soon launch a product that will put it in direct competition with tech giants including Amazon and Google.

"The expansion of Bixby's voice capabilities is an initial step in the continued rollout of Bixby functionality". With Spotify, Bixby users will be able to use voice commands to play/pause songs alongside other functions.

Users with Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus phones can activate the AI by holding the dedicated Bixby buttons on their devices or simply saying, "Hi, Bixby".

Samsung's Bixby voice feature now available in over 200 countries

This isn't the first we've heard about a potential Bixby-powered smart speaker. "In the future, Bixby will have the learning power to offer more intelligent and personalized interactions and seamless connections across more devices". A couple of months back, there were several leaks about the device, which was later reported to be shelved by Samsung. "Maybe soon we will announce it". I am already working on it. It will be interesting to see how consumers react to Samsung's iteration of smart speakers.

Is a Bixby-powered smart speaker something that interests you?

"Samsung now does not view artificial intelligence speakers as marketable, as the global market is already dominated by unbeatable Amazon and the Korean market is too small to make profits", an anonymous source told The Korea Herald.

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