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Control the TV Using Your Voice

Control the TV Using Your Voice

Manually navigating through menu options every time you want to adjust a setting can get a little tiring. Thankfully, you can ask Bixby, the AI assistant on your TV, to navigate the settings menu, change the volume, or even search for content. The 2019 QLED TV remote has a Voice Wake-Up feature, so you can call Bixby even if you're not near the remote. Plus, if you have Alexa or Google Home, you can use these third-party voice assistants with the 2019 QLED as well. Or you could just hold down the microphone button on your remote, and your wish is Bixby's command.

Use Bixby

Bixby is like having your very own personal assistant right on your TV. Let Bixby take care of everything - just follow the steps below.

To view the Bixby guide, press the Microphone on your TV Remote. Bixby guide helps you learn what voice commands you can use and also offers access to Explore Bixby. Select Explore Now at the bottom of your screen to view your Samsung Account, Bixby settings, user information, and more.

Press Microphone on remote to use Bixby

When you learn a few commands, press and hold the Microphone, say the command, and then release. On the 2019 QLED TV, you can say "Hi Bixby" to wake up Bixby instead of using the Microphone button. Your Smart TV will recognize your voice command and navigate to the requested page or apply the changes directly - for example, "Navigate to the Settings page," or "Lower the volume." You can even adjust the sensitivity of this feature or turn it off in the Bixby settings menu.

Note: Using Voice Wake-Up will shorten the battery life of the remote.

Voice Commands

Bixby Voice Command on TV

Here are some examples of Bixby voice commands you can use to make life a little easier:

  • To open the apps page, say "Open apps."

  • Better yet, try "Open Netflix" and start watching some of your favorites.

  • To set the volume, say "Volume" and any number from 0 - 100. For example, saying "Volume 25" will set the volume to level 25.

  • To change the source, say "HDMI," "USB," or "TV."

  • When playing media content, say "Play," "Pause," "Stop," "Rewind," and "Fast Forward."

  • To search for something, say "Search..." followed by what you want Bixby to search.

Bixby Wake-Up and Settings

Don't like the way Bixby's voice sounds or want to adjust the sensitivity of the voice wake-up? To change Bixby settings, follow these steps:

Press the Microphone button once, and then select Explore Now to go to the Explore Bixby screen. Select Settings and then select an option to change. Voice Wake-Up sensitivity can be changed from High, Medium, Low, or it can be turned off.

Note: If you change Bixby's language, the language on the TV and other apps will not change.

Say a Bixby Command or select Explore Now

Google Home and Amazon Alexa

Just like you can call Bixby to change the channel for you, you can use Google Home or Amazon Alexa to control your TV. While Bixby has more available functions, you can access basic controls like turning on the TV or changing channels with your third-party voice assistant.

Note: Your TV must be connected through SmartThings to use with Amazon Alexa.

Google Home and Amazon Alexa

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