Samsung rolls out Bixby voice assistant early access program in the US

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Samsung is finally bringing Bixby AI-powered voice assistant to select Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the U.S, as expected. The company is rolling out an early access program for Bixby in the US that will allow select users to test the virtual assistant before it goes live for everyone.

Galaxy S8 or S8+ owners can sign up today to participate in the early preview test, which will launch in the near future. To sign up for an advanced look at Bixby Voice, S8 and S8+ owners can visit

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 series of phones come with dedicated Bixby hardware button that lets you access Bixby Voice by pressing and holding it. You can use Bixby voice commands in 10 of Samsung apps such as Samsung Health, Samsung Internet, Gallery, Calculator, Weather, Reminder, Camera, Phone, Contacts and Clock. It is testing using Bixby Labs with Samsung Pay and some third-party applications like KakaoTalk messenger, Facebook and YouTube.

Bixby is Samsung’s answer to Google Assistant and Apple Siri. Currently, Bixby is available only in Korean and English language.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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