Samsung has recently presented its new gadgets – Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + that are equipped with “smart” Voice Assistant Bixby. The producers even allocated a separate button for the Voice Assistant Bixby on the case of smartphones. Many happy owners of the new products often want to know, what is Voice Assistant Bixby on Samsung and how to use it.
The already existing assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana, which search for the information on-demand on the Internet. A distinctive characteristic of Bixby is that it’s not a search engine.
The main task of the Assistant is to maximally simplify the use of the gadget and applications. It can work in multiple languages, including English, Korean, and Chinese.
The technologies of artificial intelligence lie at the heart of Bixby. The specially designed interface and the available options are understood by everyone without much difficulty. As a rule, all voice helpers are severely limited in their capabilities. When using Samsung’s Assistant, you can totally control the supported applications by the voice commands. It is not uncommon when users pronounce incorrect or incomplete requests. In such cases, Bixby will not become confused and understand you. This technology is more natural in communicating than its predecessors.
You can activate Voice Assistant Bixby by pressing a special button located on the left side of the case, or by voice command. At the moment, Bixby on Samsung has four core functions, namely:
In order to help Bixby to better define voice, you need to talk to it more often. The company Samsung has a system that gives you the opportunity to get new background color for Assistant interface if you communicate with your phone.
Because the virtual assistant is still in the development stage and not all of its functionality is available, some users want to reassign the button specially created for Bixby. Samsung developers officially blocked this feature on the flagships to launch other applications.
But this ban did not stop anyone, and now there are several programs in Google Play that allow you to reconfigure the button. There are two applications dedicated to it that really work well, standing out from the variety of the existing applications. These are Bxactions and Bixby Button Remapper.
After downloading any of these applications, you must enable the Assistant. For this you need to:
Activation of the universal access is needed to enable the applications to determine whether the Bixby button is switched on.
In order to use Bxactions, you need to open it and click the “Edit” button. Next, select the desired action, such as “Alarm clock”, then click “Application” in order to run it. When you click the Bixby button, the phone will briefly return to the main screen, and then run the needed application.
If you have installed the Assistant Bixby Button Remapper, open it and click the switch in the upper-right corner of the application. After that, tap Bixby Button Remapper and select one of the possible actions. When you activate the button of the Assistant, Bixby will first start and then immediately close. After that, your selected application will open.
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