How to use Bixby on a Samsung Smart TV

Last Update date : Oct 07. 2022

Use Bixby to access all sorts of functions on your Samsung TV with just your voice. You can search for content, find apps and ask for requests such as “How’s the weather?”

Bixby makes it seamless for you to be hands-free and enhance your entertainment experience, minimising your time spent navigating through menus and maximising your time watching the shows you love.

If you would like to learn more on what commands you can use, head to our page Bixby Voice Commands for my Samsung TV.

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Set up Bixby
1 Ensure that your TV is connected to the internet
2 Create a Samsung Account or login to your account on your TV (Settings > General > System Manager > Samsung Account)
3 Press the Home button on your remote control and then select Menu
Select Menu
4 Navigate to Settings then All Settings
Choose Settings then All Settings
5 Select General & Privacy then Voice

Note: You may be asked to register a voice ID. This will help you login to your Samsung account in the future.

Select General & Privacy then Voice
6 Choose OK to begin setup
Choose OK
7 Select Bixby then follow the prompts to complete setup
Select Bixby
Using Bixby

Method 1. Start Bixby by holding the House icon Mic button on your remote control and speaking into your remote.

Method 2. Starting Bixby by way of your voice (selected models). You can activate Bixby by saying "Hi, Bixby".  To see if this feature is available on your TV model, check if Voice Wake-up setting is present on your TV (Settings > General > Voice > Voice Wake-up On)

When Bixby is activated, the Bixby icon will appear and the LED on the remote will flash red. The appropriate distance between the user and the remote is 1.5 m.


  • If you do not turn on the Voice Wake-up function, you can activate Bixby only by pressing the voice icon on the remote.
  • The battery life of the remote will be shortened by using Voice Wake-up.
  • This feature requires an Internet connection.
  • A Samsung account must be registered and logged in on the TV.
  • Device screenshots and the menu are only a sample in English - they are also available in the language of your country.
Bixby Voice Settings

Accessing Bixby Voice Settings

1 Press the Home button on your remote control and then select Menu
Select Menu
2 Navigate to Settings then All Settings
Choose Settings then All Settings
3 Select General & Privacy then Voice
Select General & Privacy then Voice
4 Choose Bixby Voice Settings

Note: Ensure your Voice Assistant is set to Bixby. 

Select Bixby Voice Settings
4 Here you can view the Bixby Voice Settings.

The settings include:

  • Language Settings: Select a language for Bixby Voice. This wont change the language of your TV or other apps
  • Voice Response: Select from the available voices of your Bixby assistant
  • Sound Feedback: Play a sound when Bixby starts and stops listening after you wake Bixby with the remote
  • Privacy: Allow audio recording reviews and have Bixby personalised
  • About Bixby Voice: View the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Notice
Language Settings

Note: Settings may differ depending on the model of your TV.

Now that Bixby is set up, head to our guide Bixby Voice Commands for my Samsung TV to learn what commands you can use with Bixby on your TV.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community

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