Google Assistant on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs
Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant, has not come to fruition as the company expected. It is true that they have tried and to some extent are not giving up yet, but it has not managed to advance as expected either on mobile phones, much less on smart TVs.
That’s why the company decided to open the door to other voice assistants a long time ago. The first to arrive was Alexa and at the time it was a significant improvement when it comes to controlling both the TV and other connected devices within the home by voice. Without forgetting the integration that it also offers with certain applications and online services.
Now they open a new channel of communication and integrate Google Assistant. Google’s voice assistant is also available from now on Samsung smart TVs, but not all, only on 2020 models.
To be exact, these are all Samsung smart TVs that will be able to use Google Assistant:
- QLED series with 2020 4K and 8K resolutions
- Crystal UHD 2020 Series
- The Frame
- The Serif
- The Sero
- The Terrace
So now you know, if you have one of these models you will only have to check that all the updates are applied in order to start enjoying Google Assistant on your TV.
The benefits of Google Assistant on Smart TV
Everything you can ask Google Assistant, the voice assistant of the search engine company, is something that is well known to many. Although most usually use it in smart speakers or through your mobile phone and not so much in televisions, but in these it can be just as useful.
For starters, you could use Assistant for anything like, for example, with Alexa. Also, in this case, it turns Samsung TVs into a new connected home HUB. Which if you take into account that it does not exclude either Bixby or Alexa is very interesting.
For example, you could use Alexa to control lights or other home automation devices and Google Assistant for everything related to Google services. So from your TV you could see if you have upcoming appointments on your calendar, search for information about a location in Google Maps or revisit the photos of your last vacation in Google Photos.
Therefore, the benefit of Google Assistant on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs will depend in part on how you are able to take advantage of it. If you hardly used it on other devices, you probably won’t do it here either. Even so, it is worth integrating it and experimenting on a day-to-day basis to see whether or not it brings a benefit depending on the way you use your television.