Samsung has announced that it will be bringing Google Assistant to its latest 2020 Smart TV's. Initially, the rollout will take place in France, Germany, Italy, and the UK. Phase two of the rollout will target Brazil, India, South Korea, and Spain. Samsung has also mentioned that a further 6 countries by the end of 2020, but has not gone far as to state which countries these actually are.
Samsung TV lineup to receive the update will include it's 4K and 8K QLED TVs, Crystal UHD TVs, The Frame, The Serif, The Sero, and The Terrace.
End users will now have the option to use Google Assistant to perform various tasks such as; browse the channels, change the volume, open apps, set alarms, and more. You can obviously use Google Assistant to do one of its core features - providing answers to your questions.
Users can also get the latest sports scores, weather forecast, and access Google services, including Google Calendar, Google Maps, and Google Photos. Google Assistant and Google Home compatible smart home devices such as smart lights and thermostats can also be controlled using voice commands.
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.”