Google Assistant is available on everything from smartphones to smart displays, and now it’s coming to 2020 Samsung TVs. Support is rolling out first in the U.S., followed by additional countries soon.
Samsung shared a list of compatible TVs:
- 2020 8K and 4K OLED TVs
- 2020 Crystal UHD TVs
- 2020 Frame and Serif TVs
- 2020 Sero and Terrace TVs
Voice control on Samsung’s smart televisions previously went through the company’s own Bixby platform, as Samsung’s TVs don’t run on Google’s Android TV (soon to be called Google TV) platform. With Google Assistant support, you can do everything from control playback to open apps. You can also ask the Google Assistant to find you action movies or search for films with a specific actor. Of course, you can also use Google Assistant to perform typical actions, like control your smart home or show the weather forecast. Samsung’s support page details more voice commands you can try out.
To setup Google Assistant on your 2020 Samsung TV, navigate to Settings > General > Voice and select Voice Assistant. When prompted, select Google Assistant. If you don’t see it as an available option, you’ll need to update your TV’s software to the latest version. To finish setup, you’ll need to open Google Assistant on your smartphone. If you do enable Google Assistant on your TV, Samsung said that you’ll give permission for Google and Samsung to share information with each other.
Google Assistant is available now for Samsung’s latest smart TVs, and will roll out to other markets later this year.
In the same blog post, Google also revealed Assistant will be available on the new Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 this winter. On these smartwatches, you’ll be able to start a Fitbit Exercise, control timers, manage tasks, add items to shopping lists, and more.
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