Some Samsung TV owners have confirmed with the Korean technology company that it is making smart free upgrades to its popular 4K and 8K televisions. The update means owners will finally be able to access Google Assistant directly from their TV screens to allow them to search for content, change channels, adjust volumes, control playback and open applications with the power of their voice.
Of course, most Samsung TVs already feature the firm’s Bixby Assistant, but this is the first time Google has allowed it to appear on screen.
Most people would agree that Google Assistant offers a wider enhanced experience on Bixby so it is a very nice and useful upgrade from Samsung.
The first country to receive Google Assistant is the United States, with Samsung confirming that it will follow more territory next month.
TVs that are changing include 2020 8K and 4K KLED TVs, 2020 Crystal UHD TVs, 2020 Frame and Serif TVs, 2020 Cerro and Terrace TVs.
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Samsung confirmed in a post on its website, “Google Assistant has taken up residence on a new device: your 2020 Samsung Smart TV! Yes, you read that right. All you have to do is set up the feature and connect the Google Assistant app to your TV on your phone.
According to Samsung, setting up Google Assistant will be easier with on-screen instructions on how things should work and how they should work.
Once enabled, you’ll be able to call Google via the mic button on the remote and then report your command.
News of this update comes on Samsung TVs as Sony has announced a major free upgrade to its latest televisions.
Sony Arch is following in the footsteps of rival Samsung by introducing a blockbuster feature designed to bring more content into your living room. The Japanese company is launching the popular Apple TV app across some of its most popular televisions, which means owners can watch all their iTunes purchases and rentals, as well as stream the latest exclusive boxsets and movies from the Apple TV + subscription service.
The Netflix was launched last year and features movies such as The Morning Show, Watch, Defending Jacob, Ted Lasso, as well as Greyhound, The Banker, Boys State and Beastie Boys Story. For those who have bought an iPhone in the last twelve months, Apple offers a year-long TV subscription. For the rest of us it costs 99 4.99 a month.