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New Bixby Voice and Google Assistant

Bixby and Google Assistant are both handy AI programs that you can use on your phone. Google Assistant is awesome in its own way, but Bixby is made specifically for Galaxy phones and has its own tricks up its digital sleeves. Keep reading to learn more about Bixby and why it will become your favorite cyber assistant.

What Makes Bixby Unique

First things first, Bixby can be used with special Samsung services and devices! Bixby can control your devices in SmartThings and even make purchases in Samsung Pay. As amazing as Google Assistant is, it can’t access these Samsung-exclusive services.

Bixby’s versatility doesn’t end there. It can also connect to your Spotify account so you can browse tons of music. You can even connect your Uber account to make getting and tracking rides easier. Although Google Assistant can use these services, it can’t be directly connected to your personal accounts the way Bixby can.

But even with all of these new features, you can’t forget Bixby’s key functions. The improved Bixby Home adapts to your daily routine and Bixby Reminders helps you stay on track of your schedule. There's also Bixby Vision for browsing, shopping, and doing so much more with the Camera app. Google Assistant may have some similar features, but they aren’t integrated with your phone the same way.

Change Your Default Phone Assistant

Bixby will always be at your beck and call even if you use other assistants. But if needed, you can set another one, like Googe or Alexa, to be your default assistant, in addition to Bixby.

Navigate to Settings, and then search for and select Device assistance app. Touch Device assistance app again and the list of available assistants will appear. Bixby will not be displayed on this list because it's going to be always the main voice assistant for Galaxy phones. Choose your desired option, touch AGREE, and then touch Back.

Note: On some phones, this feature may be called Phone assistance app.

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