Samsung has announced that the Google Assistant is now available in the UK, Germany, France and Italy on Samsung ‘s 2020 smart TV lineup, and is set to arrive in a further 12 countries by the end of the year.
It seems as if this feature has been somewhat delayed, as Samsung’s own marketing material suggests that the Google Assistant was set to arrive in the UK, France, Germany and Italy by “late October.” However by “late November,” it will expand to Spain, Brazil, India and South Korea.
This implies that those in eligible regions with 2020 Samsung TV sets will now have access to three voice-powered assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa and Samsung’s own Bixby. However, return to Google Assistant and you will be able to do all kinds of expected tasks with your Samsung TV, such as changing channels, adjustments the volume, signal inputs, and more.
Not only will you be able to use Google Assistant to make these simple adjustments, you will also have access to all the common home controls and wider features that have made the voice-powered AI of Google one of the best in the business. Think of this integration as turning your Samsung smart TV set into your home’s largest Smart Display.
Actually, this isn’t the first time Samsung has added support for Google Assistant to its TV line. Older Samsung smart TVs provided support, but to access voice commands, they had to be linked to a Google Nest speaker. Samsung stated that the Google Assistant with the dedicated microphone button on its remote will simply be accessed by their supported 2020 smart TV lineups.
You can activate Google Assistant by heading to Settings > General > Voice > Voice Assistant if you have a compatible Samsung TV set and live in an eligible region. You can now select and link your existing account to Google Assistant.