Bixby To Soon Receive Spotify Support, Samsung Exec Confirms

Bixby To Soon Receive Spotify Support, Samsung Exec Confirms

Bixby To Soon Receive Spotify Support, Samsung Exec Confirms

Koh told CNBC Samsung has been in development on the speaker and that it will likely be formally announced "soon".

Samsung is jumping into the crowded smart speaker market and will soon launch a product that will put it in direct competition with tech giants including Amazon and Google.

Bixby To Soon Receive Spotify Support, Samsung Exec Confirms

Bixby's Spotify integration will allow owners of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 to play and discover music using the service through voice commands, being able to simply tell Bixby which song, album, playlist, or station they want to listen and having the digital assistant do the rest.

In addition to offering quick commands, Bixby can also be personalized to support custom voice commands and shortcuts for multiple functions at once, according to Samsung.

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Would you be interested in a Samsung-branded smart speaker featuring Bixby? That's fine when Bixby is a non-essential feature on a phone, but it's another story for a speaker, where it would be the star attraction. In fact, reports of it date back a couple of months, but this might be the first time a Samsung executive confirmed the device outright. Support for other languages, devices, and third-party apps are expected to expand over time, Samsung added. Koh says he's already working on the device and wants to create a "fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and [he] want [s] to be moving quite heavily on it". The forthcoming Samsung smart speaker will compete with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod.

Bixby has a few great features but perhaps the most interesting is that it is contextually aware.

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