The suite of digital assistants available on Samsung's 2020 smart TVs is getting a new addition. Google Assistant is now rolling out to Samsung smart TVs in the UK, France, Germany, and Italy, expanding the choice of voice assistants for customers in those countries.
The digital assistant was previously introduced to Samsung’s TVs in the U.S. last month. It's now available on Samsung's 2020 4K and 8K QLED TVs, Crystal UHD TVs, The Frame, The Serif, The Sero, and The Terrace outside the U.S. Assistant's latest release complements other voice assistants available on those smart TVs including Samsung's Bixby and Amazon Alexa.
If you're in one of these countries, you can now use Assistant to switch channels, adjust the TV volume, or control compatible smart home devices such as thermostats or lights using your voice. The integration will also allow you to ask Assistant to show weather updates, play music or launch apps. In addition, you can search for content by genre, director, or actor. Assistant will also give you access to Google services such as Search, Photos, Maps, and Calendar on your TV.
Later this month, Assistant is also coming to Samsung smart TVs in Spain, Brazil, India, and South Korea. Samsung says the integration will be available in a total of 12 countries by the end of 2020.