Samsung's DJ Koh Confirms, a Smart Speaker is Coming

Samsung's DJ Koh Confirms, a Smart Speaker is Coming

Seoul, August23:Samsung is rolling out its voice-controlled digital assistant Bixby in more than 200 countries across the globe after months-long wait. From this perspective also, Samsung needs to quickly scale up the capabilities of Bixby. "In the future, Bixby will have the learning power to offer more intelligent and personalized interactions and seamless connections across more devices".

Bixby is Samsung's answer to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Bixby allows users to create custom voice commands as short cuts to multiple features at once.

Samsung's digital assistant Bixby will be updated with Spotify support later this year, according to an executive of the Seoul-based phone maker. However, this is the first time when Samsung has outrightly confirmed the existence of such device and also confirmed its arrival.

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While Koh did not provide a lot of details - for example, it's not been confirmed if the device will actually be powered by Bixby - he does mention the possibility of an announcement coming "soon". The forthcoming Samsung smart speaker will compete with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod.

Samsung also reportedly expressed concerns over its ability to make a dent in the home speaker market, thanks to this late start and strong products from other competitors.

"The expansion of Bixby's voice capabilities is an initial step in the continued rollout of its functionality", chief marketing office at Samsung South Africa Justin Hume said in a statement.

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