Samsung Bixby: Your Life-Like Virtual Assistant 

October 14, 2020
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Whether you are a new user of Samsung devices or an old one at that, you might be thinking to yourself what Bixby is. Possibly, you might even be having a hard time to disable or turn it on your mobile device. To make things a bit more convenient for Samsung users, Bixby is known to make your life much simpler with the help of voice commands or personalized integration.

We all know that mobile devices today are much more advanced than just making voice calls or messaging. Therefore, various virtual voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Samsung’s Bixby have been developed to take on the new requests. So, if you want to know more about Bixby, then you better read on.

What is Bixby?

If you haven’t heard about Bixby, the most common question would be, “what is Bixby?” Bixby is a state of the art virtual voice assistant developed by Samsung that was first released on Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8 mobile devices. Bixby can finish tasks that you do on your smartphones without having to physically do it.

Bixby is Samsung’s take on the same integrations of voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Even Though Bixby is not that well known compared to other virtual voice assistants, believe it or not, it is pre-configured on the majority of Samsung mobile devices. 

Like a real friend, Bixby can also be your friend, but only from a different perspective. You can use the app to receive notifications on current events, receive weather cheks, know the latest trends, and so much more. You can also use Bixby to send text messages or dial your calls for you via voice recognition. Another amazing feature that Bixby has is that it can learn your voice so it can personalize responses.

Bixby is available on these Samsung mobile devices: 

  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra, S20+, and S20
  • S10e
  • Note 9
  • Note 10+ and Note 10
  • S10+ and S10
  • S9+ and S9
  • S8+ and S8

What Does it Do?

Bixby’s goal is to lessen the physical interactions that one does on their smartphones, which means that the app doesn’t have to be opened to use it. You can open and launch the app using only voice activation. We think that we can all admit that not every virtual assistant can interpret natural language.

Luckily, Bixby is one of the more advanced virtual assistants that does not depend on manually pre-recorded sets of commands. Bixby can do and predict the needed actions, even without having the complete details. Bixby normally performs just like any other artificial intelligence innovations like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It just has to listen to your commands, understand the information, and perform the presumed output.

Bixby can understand the context, enabling you to have a full conversation with Bixby, just like with a real person. It is also able to answer follow up questions and avoid having to ask the same question over and over again.  The following are some of Bixby’s features. 

Bixby Reminders

The Reminder feature in Bixby is developed into your smartphone’s apps, enabling you to attach media like videos, photos, messages, and websites. State your chosen notification time and a specific location. Bixby will automatically remind you with a notification that you can dismiss, turn off, or sleep.

Uber Rides

Bixby enables you to book Uber rides with voice commands. You can directly state the command “I require a ride to this destination” without saying that you would need an Uber ride. Bixby then responds with a confirmation of your request and the price. The best thing about this Uber Rides feature is that you don’t have to download additional applications when you need them on the spot.

Bixby Marketplace

The newest integration of Bixby is the Bixby Marketplace. This is the latest place that enables you to personalize the app even further. It is straightforward and simple to add up new “capsules” or services in Bixby and verify what you can do with your current services.

Restaurant Recommendations

It doesn’t only help you get an Uber ride, but it can also find the best restaurant that is highly recommended by other people. It aids you in finding recommended restaurants that you have been to in the past. Bixby is also handling the booking tasks such as contact information, number of guests, and reservation time based on your previous transactions.

In A Nutshell 

If you’re still not convinced about the convenience that Bixby offers, then why not try it out for yourself? It reduces the physical interaction that you do on your phone. You just have to command Bixby with voice recognition, and it will do almost everything for you. You don’t have to scour through the internet to find a restaurant or book an Uber ride anymore. Bixby is more than willing to do it all for you.

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