Bixby is one of the selling points of Samsung’s recently introduced flagship smartphones, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The digital personal assistant serves as Samsung’s strategic plan to compete with Apple Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. Samsung has been working on improving Bixby for months, adding innovative features to its own personal assistant that are missing from the competitors.
However, Bixby was not fully functional when Samsung launched Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to the public in April, leaving users questioning about the company’s ability to create a helpful and smart virtual helper that is willing to take on Google Assistant and Apple Siri.
It remains unclear when Samsung will launch the company’s own virtual helper, but the South Korean firm has recently opened up registration for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners to test out Bixby’s new features before the final build releases to the public.
If you now have a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and you want to try Samsung’s new personal assistant and all its voice features before release, we believe that we can help you out.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to participate in the Bixby early access program on your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Before proceeding with our guide, note that the program is now limited to Galaxy S8/S8 Plus owners in the US.
Steps to try Samsung Bixby voice early on your Samsung Galaxy S8
Step one: First off, you need to head to the early access program page. After that, you now need to scroll down and agree to terms, so you can move to the next step
Step two: Next up, create a Samsung account (if you have not already done so). To do this, you simply need to head to Settings, select Accounts > Add Accounts and create an account (You need to provide your email address during the process)
Step three: Once you are done, you simply need to enter your email address linked with your Samsung account and hit the Sign up button to complete the task.
That’s it! Note that the program is available for a limited number of users, so move quickly.
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