Google Assistant is rolling out on Samsung's 2020 TVs in the US

Yolanda Curtis
October 18, 2020

When prompted, select Google Assistant.

San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) Google Assistant is now available on new Samsung smart TVs in the United States and would roll out to more countries soon.

With Google Assistant on these devices, you cannot only control other smart devices, but also use it to pull up your favorite show or get onscreen answers to your questions.

If you have ever used the Google Assistant or Google Assistant, you will know that the voice of the AI assistant was female by default. Samsung's support page details more voice commands you can try out.

For instance, you can turn ON/OFF your Samsung TV or check the weather, etc.

Google Assistant is being made available on a range of Samsung's 2020 televisions, including 2020 8K and 4K QLED TVs, as well as 2020 models in the Crystal UHD, Frame, Serif, Sero and Terrace ranges.

Notably, you will be able to change channels, adjust the volume, control playback, open any app, search for your content, etc. using Google Assistant on Samsung TVs.

And for smart TVs especially, Google Assistant is a must, because they are called "Smart" in the first place.

Google also announced a slew of updates alongside this news, including support for its Assistant on Fitbit's Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches.

Google Assistant is now available on newer Samsung smart TVs in the U.S., the companies announced.

Well, this is the first time Google Assistant is available outside of WearOS smartwatches. The wearables already offer support for Alexa, and the new integration makes sense given Google's pending acquisition of Fitbit.

Apparently, this feature is arriving this winter, which we can speculate that it will full-fledgedly arrive somewhere during early 2021.

Google is expected to receive the go-ahead from the European Commission to take over Fitbit by December, according to people familiar with the matter.

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