Samsung’s 2020 TVs has just received support Google Assistant in the UK, France, Germany, and Italy. It also stated that the feature will soon be available in 12 countries by the end of the year. The feature will most likely roll out in Spain, Brazil, India, and South Korea by late November. Google’s voice assistant will be featured alongside Amazon’s Alexa and Samsung’s own Bixby voice assistants.
The voice assistant can be used to control the TV directly with commands. It can be used to change channels or adjust the volume, or else it can control other Google Assistant-compatible smart home devices like thermostats or lights. Users can also use it to ask for information on the weather or to play music. It also integrates with other Google services like Search, Photos, Maps, and Calendar.
In Samsung’s 2019 TVs previously integrated with Google Assistant users had to give their commands via a separate device equipped with the voice assistant like a Google Home smart speaker. In the new models, users can issue voice commands to their TVs by simply holding down the microphone button on its remote.
With support for both Alexa and Google Assistant, Samsung’s own Bixby smart assistant will be overshadowed by the formers. Users can head to their Samsung 2020 TVs Settings menu, selecting “General,” then “Voice,” and finally “Voice Assistant.” From there, Google Assistant can be selected as a voice assistant. The company says that it’s rolling out support on the following models: “all 2020 4K and 8K QLED TVs, Crystal UHD TVs, The Frame, The Serif, The Sero and The Terrace.”