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The Samsung Galaxy S21 might support biometric Bixby voice unlock

The Samsung Galaxy S21 might support biometric Bixby voice unlock

The Samsung Galaxy S21 shouldn't be too far out if previous generations are any indications. As such, more and more details about the series consisting of three phones are surfacing — our own Max Weinbach was one of the first revealing tons of specs. Now SamMobile has come forward with additional information on the software. Its sources claim that the Galaxy S21 will come with biometric voice unlock powered by Bixby.

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Bixby gets a new Google Assistant-inspired look (APK Download)

Bixby gets a new Google Assistant-inspired look (APK Download)

Bixby has never been the most popular voice assistant, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from finding ways to make us use it. From the dedicated Bixby button, to mapping it to the power key itself, Samsung would clearly like this to be a success. Its latest effort to entice users over to Bixby is a fresh new design that should look eerily familiar to anyone familiar with Google Assistant. But is a new coat of paint enough to make Bixby worthwhile?

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Google Assistant is coming to recent Samsung smart TVs

Google Assistant is coming to recent Samsung smart TVs

Google Assistant is on everything from alarm clocks to refrigerators. The latest move to bring the helpful AI assistant to more places sees Google and Samsung teaming up to integrate Assistant with Samsung's latest lineup of smart TVs.

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Samsung is killing Bixby Vision's AR-powered abilities

Samsung is killing Bixby Vision's AR-powered abilities

Google Assistant might be the most widely used digital voice assistants on Android, but it isn't the only option. Samsung introduced Bixby back in 2018 with the launch of the Galaxy S8. Though it has been subject to plenty of punchlines over the years as the built-in voice assistant on Samsung devices, it did have some handy features and unique use cases. Now it looks like Samsung is giving up on AR-powered aspects of its digital assistant: Bixby Vision's reality just got less "augmented."

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Snag a 75" Samsung Q60-series 4K smart TV from Amazon today for $1,200 ($300 off)

Snag a 75" Samsung Q60-series 4K smart TV from Amazon today for $1,200 ($300 off)

From watching the big game to checking out the latest award-winning TV series, a quality television set can up the experience from good to great. Today, Amazon is offering a 75" 4K HDR Samsung Smart TV with Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility for $1,199.99 — that's $300 off the MSRP.

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Samsung could give up on Bixby in rumored Google Assistant and Search deal

Samsung could give up on Bixby in rumored Google Assistant and Search deal

Perhaps the biggest gripe many of us still have with Samsung’s interface is the sheer amount of unnecessary and duplicate apps that come preinstalled on Galaxy phones. While the count has come down a bit over the years, we're still looking at a lot of redundancy. That could be further toned down in the future as Google and Samsung are reportedly in the process of cutting a deal to promote Google Assistant and the Play Store over Bixby and the Galaxy Store.

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Bixby comes to Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches ahead of S-Voice shutdown

Bixby comes to Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches ahead of S-Voice shutdown

Samsung's smartwatches are one of the better choices when it comes to the Android side of wearables. The company released its Gear S3 watch back in 2016 to solid reviews, and it has kept owners on their feet with new updates since then. Last year, the S3 received an update to Samsung's One UI, and now it looks like a new update, System Update 7, is rolling out.

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Netflix adds support for Bixby Voice, as promised at Unpacked

Netflix adds support for Bixby Voice, as promised at Unpacked

Netflix just added support for Bixby Voice to its Android app on the Play Store, according to a recently updated changelog, and we can confirm that the feature is live and working in the latest update. Samsung device owners that actually use Bixby (presumably, such folks exist), will be able to play content via the streaming service with nothing more than their voice — like those using Google Assistant have been able to do since basically forever.

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Samsung doubles down on Spotify with one-touch Galaxy Buds+ support, deeper app integration

Samsung doubles down on Spotify with one-touch Galaxy Buds+ support, deeper app integration

Samsung and Spotify have been partnered for almost two years now, and tucked into the bevy of announcements during today's Samsung Unpacked was an expansion of that partnership. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Buds+ will include several new, quick ways to listen to and share your favorite Spotify tunes.

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You can enable Bixby Routines on older Samsung phones like the Galaxy S9, and here's how (APK Download)

You can enable Bixby Routines on older Samsung phones like the Galaxy S9, and here's how (APK Download)

Samsung introduced a new feature called Bixby Routines to its phones last year, allowing you to set up simple automated rules for certain actions — sort of like IFTTT, or a less powerful, built-in version of Tasker for Samsung phones. Though it is available on devices like the Galaxy S10, Note10, and Galaxy Fold, Samsung never brought the feature to the older S9 or Note9, even in recent Android 10/One UI 2 updates. However, we have verified that sideloading the latest version of the Bixby Routines app brings the feature to older devices, including the Galaxy S9 and Note9, and it also works for some on older devices like the Galaxy S8 running Android Pie.

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