Now that Bixby Voice has been made available to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus handsets in more than 200 countries, Samsung has already mapped out some exciting plans coming up for the intelligent voice assistant. Good news for other Samsung Galaxy owners because the South Korean tech giant is now confirmed gearing up for the release to non-Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users.
Samsung has a lot of work to do if it is serious with Bixby Voice to fare up with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant. The industry's current leaders have received raves for being really intelligent with skill count that is hard to topple. But for Samsung, it looks like the game is on with its Bixby Voice roadmap.
Bixby Voice gets Spotify
During the Galaxy Note 8 launch on Thursday, Samsung has announced that Bixby Voice will get Spotify support soon. Jonathan Wong, director of product marketing at Samsung, says the integration of the most popular music streaming app with Bixby is now in the works. With Bixby, users can use voice commands to play and pause tracks among other functions.
Bixby smart speaker
Samsung is also raising the bar with its plans to carry out the release of a Bixby smart speaker in the future. DJ Koh, Samsung Mobile president, has confirmed that a smart speaker is already in the pipeline and is coming very soon.
Once it arrives, Bixby Voice users on Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will definitely enjoy the expanded benefit they will get from the interconnectivity between the home and mobile devices.
Bixby Home for Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
Meanwhile, the forthcoming Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) has been confirmed in the recently leaked user manual for the tablet to launch with Bixby Home on board. However, it remains a mystery whether or not Bixby Voice will arrive as well for the device.
Upcoming Galaxy devices are also poised to get the voice assistant. For older devices, Samsung is admittedly beset with compatibility issues, but it has not closed the possibility that software updates might make it happen. Nevertheless, older Samsung Galaxy device owners can still get Bixby through sideloading it.