At the time of the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ global launch, as we know, the new Samsung voice assistant called Bixby, was not provided and activated. The Samsung Bixby Voice assistant is definitely important and the Korean giant has now started rolling out the support in South Korea.
Less than two weeks after the launch, the owners of the new flagships Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones have received a notification that signals them to activate the new personal assistant. The Bixby features Vision, Home and Reminder were made available from the launch of the both smartphones.
According to Samsung Korea, at the moment Bixby only supports Korean language but comes with the option of a male or a female voice as per user’s preference. Upon activation, users can access Bixby Voice with a single tap of the Bixby button and two taps will take them to the Hello Bixby home page. There are several options including Voice Feedback, Feedback Style, Bixby voice wake-up, and Read aloud in high quality among others. There is also “Bixby Labs” to allow developers to test the integration of their apps with Bixby.
The Voice Assistant also able to open stock apps, including Gallery, Contacts, Phone, Settings, Camera and more. While some of Galaxy S8 users in Korea upload videos that show us that Samsung’s virtual assistant can perform a rap song, beatboxing and more for its users, you can check out some videos below:
Samsung will introduce voice command support in the US and other regions as the Korean Giant had promised a Spring release or fully functioned Samsung Bixby would arrive by Q4 2017, with more languages; if you have not bought this phone yet, you can see unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus its pricing and availability here.