Tag Archive: Voice

This $20 smart plug can be controlled by your voice

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a smart plug you’ll want to buy!

Right now you can pick up D-Link’s Smart Plug for just $ 19.99 at Amazon, which is a savings of $ 10 from its regular price. This smart plug works with both Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant, meaning you can use just your voice to control the power to the outlet if you wanted. It can also  [Read More…]

How to replace Bixby Voice with Google Assistant on your Galaxy S8

Replace Bixby with Google Assistant in a jiffy!

When it comes to having a pocket assistant for your Galaxy S8 not everyone is sold on using Bixby Voice. If you prefer using Google Assistant, or you want to give a different assistant a try, then there are a few things you’ll need to do. The Galaxy S8 has a dedicated button to map Bixby, along with voice commands. However, there are a few things you can do  [Read More…]

Sprint now lets you use voice and data simultaneously on Galaxy S8

Sprint adds new calling feature to its version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Sprint has released an over-the-air (OTA) update for its version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. In addition to the usual round of bug fixes and security improvements (not that those aren’t important), the company also took the time to add its new “Calling Plus” feature.

The feature allows users to use voice and data at the same time, no  [Read More…]

Most popular commands for Bixby Voice

Commands can let Bixby do all sorts of things for you.

Bixby Voice for Galaxy S8 brings an assistant to your pocket. There is plenty that Bixby is capable of doing by using commands, from playing music from your favorite app, to adding items to your calendar. We’ve got the details on the most awesome commands to aid you in your Bixby adventures!

Navigation Music Camera Calendar


When it comes to making it  [Read More…]

How to improve Bixby voice using Samsung Feedback

Bixby improves as you interact.

Bixby Voice is the built in pocket assistant for Galaxy S8 users and it can easily answer your questions and help you access the apps you want with just a few words. However, if Bixby voice doesn’t understand what you are saying, then you definitely aren’t going to get the results that you’ve been hoping for. There is an easy way to help fine tune what Bixby hears while you’re speaking to  [Read More…]

How to change the language and speaking style of Bixby Voice

How do I change the language or speaking style of Bixby?

Bixby Voice responds to your queries as a virtual assistant that lives in your pocket. Some folks might not want to listen to the Bixby voice “Stephanie” or you might be hoping to switch those responses to another language. This is a pretty simple process from within the settings of the Bixby app, and it should only take you a few moments to do.

Get the  [Read More…]

How to disable Bixby voice

You can disable Bixby Voice with just a few taps!

Bixby Voice lets you ask questions to your Galaxy S8 and receive answers vocally. While this is handy for some people, not everybody wants to have Bixby answering questions for them. By turning off Bixby Voice, holding the Bixby button will now launch the app instead of a speech bubble. Turning Bixby Off — or back on — only takes a few moments, and we’ve got the  [Read More…]

Bixby voice finally lands in the US three months after the Galaxy S8 launch

One of the biggest points of emphasis during the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event was the newest virtual assistant to hit the scene, Bixby. Touting the ability to control your phone with only your voice, Bixby was supposed to be the next big thing according to Samsung. Heck, they even gave it a dedicated button […]

Bixby Voice now available to Galaxy S8 in the U.S.

Today’s a big day for Bixby.

Bixby Voice is now launching in U.S. English in the United States and Korea. To get it, you Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners need to update your app to the latest version and you should be good to go.

Samsung has integrated Bixby Voice with many of its core apps, and the company touts that you can use it to do just about anything that you could do by tapping or typing. For example,  [Read More…]

Bixby Voice now available for every Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the U.S.

It’s time to start talking to your phone (even more).

A full three months after the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in the U.S., its voice-powered assistant Bixby Voice is available for everyone to use. An OTA update with the necessary new software is heading out to every U.S. Galaxy S8 and S8+ starting today, July 19, and once it arrives on your phone you’ll have the same voice control features that many people have been testing the past  [Read More…]