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

Joanna Estrada
October 18, 2020

Earlier this week, Google announced that a Guest mode is coming to on Google Assistant soon.

The new Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Google Assistant is also available at major retailers in the USA like Best Buy and Walmart.

Voice control on Samsung's smart televisions previously went through the company's own Bixby platform, as Samsung's TVs don't run on Google's Android TV (soon to be called Google TV) platform. And this support is now coming for the 2020 Samsung TVs.

"After you've selected a voting location or ballot drop box in your area, you can click through from Google Search or Google Assistant to Google Maps for quick information about how far it is, how to get there, and voting hours". Note that Samsung already has SmartThings-derived control, which allows you to perform some basic commands. But the addition of Google Assistant brings full-fledged voice control for performing even advanced tasks.

To setup Google Assistant on your 2020 Samsung TV, navigate to Settings General Voice and select Voice Assistant. The company announced at CES this year that you can choose to use these assistants on its QLED 8K TV, but Google Assistant only just became available. We haven't tested Assistant support on either the Fitbits or the Samsung TVs yet, but it could make them more useful and intuitive.

Well, this is the first time Google Assistant is available outside of WearOS smartwatches.

It is good that Google is making efforts to push Google Assistant features to more devices.

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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