Samsung has announced that users will be able to control the upcoming QLED TV both through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as long as they have a device like Amazon Echo or Google Home.
Samsung TVs will run commands received from Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, but the only integrated voice assistant will continue to be Bixby.
However, Alexa and Google Assistant will only be able to control the volume, turn on or off the TV, change the input or start the selected apps, while Bixby has more advanced features such as the ability to talk with the remote control of the Samsung TV.
Samsung could not ignore the spread of Alexa and Google Home devices, much higher than the Samsung Home speaker with Bixby technology that remains limited to smartphones, wearable devices, TVs and Samsung appliances.
Samsung is not yet committed to providing support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to older TV, but according to what we saw in the past, you can hope for an update of the previous year’s models to the latest series arrived on the market.
Samsung Electronics has recently announced remote access capabilities in its smart TV product line and its applicability will be active from 2019. With this remote access feature, a good connection between PCs, tablets, and smartphones can be achieved wirelessly and all compatible programs will be controlled remotely. Wireless keyboards, mouse and other impute devices can be connected to the Samsung Smart TVs and users can remotely access the PC without a separate HDMI cable. Furthermore, web browser-based cloud office services can be accessed via remote access, so users can now access files and use smart TV to process documents.