Google Assistant is now available on Samsung’s 2020 TVs in the UK, France, Germany and Italy and will be available in 12 countries by the end of the year, Samsung has announced. This follows the launch of Google’s voice assistant on Samsung’s TV in the US last month. Samsung says it will roll out in Spain, Brazil, India and South Korea in late November. The voice assistant is available with Amazon Alexa and Samsung’s own Bixby voice assistants.
According to Samsung, Google’s voice assistant can be used to control the TV directly with commands such as changing channels or adjusting the volume, otherwise it can control other Google Assistant-compatible smart home devices such as thermostats or lights. You can also ask it for weather information or play music, and it integrates with other Google services like Search, Photos, Maps and Calendar.
With the support of both Alexa and Google Assistant now on board, Samsung’s own Bixby smart assistant is increasingly appearing on the side of its smart TVs. We can not imagine many people choosing to use it now that Google and Amazon’s popular assistants are built-in.
If you are in a compatible country and want to enable Google Voice Assistant, you can do so by going to the Settings menu, selecting “General”, then “Voice” and finally “Voice Assistant.” From there, Google Assistant can be selected as a voice assistant. Samsung says it is 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.”