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What is Bixby and what can you use it for?

Bixby is Samsung's virtual assistant. You can use Bixby to control your phone via speech.

What is Bixby?

What is Bixby?

Bixby is a virtual assistant designed by Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the first devices of the Korean manufacturer that come with Bixby.

Virtual assistant Bixby helps you control your device via spoken commands. In essence, it differs from Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. But how?

Why is Bixby different?

Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana are virtual assistants that you can 'ask for facts'. You can also ask these assistants to perform actions to a limited extent, like setting your alarm or a reminder. Bixby builds on this. Bixby serves as an assistant that helps you completely control your phone using your voice. According to Samsung, it should be possible to completely control the device via spoken commands.

Which devices will feature Bixby?

Devices with Bixby

Bixby's options are getting more and more expansive, but he still doesn't perform to the fullest. Voice commands don't work yet. What is already possible? Bixby helps you remember things. For example, you can set reminders for to-do lists. Other than that, Bixby recognizes objects and your environment. When you activate Bixby in the camera app, he'll tell you where you are. The assistant also takes care of translations from photographed text.

What can I do with Bixby?

Bixby's options are getting more and more expansive, but he still doesn't perform to the fullest. Voice commands don't work yet. What is already possible? Bixby helps you remember things. For example, you can set reminders for to-do lists. Other than that, Bixby recognizes objects and your environment. When you activate Bixby in the camera app, he'll tell you where you are. The assistant also takes care of translations from photographed text.


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