Samsung officially rolls out Bixby Voice to over 200 countries ahead of Note 8 launch


Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day for Samsung fans, as the company will be introducing the new Galaxy Note 8. However, Samsung surprised everyone a bit as Bixby Voice is now rolling out to more than 200 countries ahead of the Note 8’s announcement.

Before today, Bixby Voice was only available for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners in South Korea and the US. But now the service is coming to the UK, Australia, Canada, and other countries. There is a bit of a catch with the rollout, as the only language options are US English and Korean. This will be somewhat of a let down for those in countries that don’t speak this language, but, hey, it’s a step in the right direction.

“Now millions of customers worldwide have access to a new and intelligent way of interacting with their phone”

Injonh Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Samsung

With this rollout, the built-in Bixby button will now activate the voice capabilities of your Galaxy S8 device, instead of simply taking you to the Google Now-like Bixby panel. You will also be able to easily set alarms or ask Bixby to perform tasks without needing to open any apps manually.

As previously mentioned, Bixby won’t work with every language, and the AI may have issues recognizing accents, dialects, and expressions, depending upon your locale. If you’re an English speaker living abroad, you’ll run into no issues, but others may have problems getting Bixby to understand commands.

If you’re living overseas and are able to access Bixby Voice, let us know how it’s working for you and if you’ve run into any issues.



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