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Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby

Samsung Bixby Support, SmartThings App, and More Announced at CES 2018 Samsung Electronics Debuts Next Generation Family Hub Refrigerator at CES 2018
Terence Owen | 09 January, 2018, 11:20

Samsung says all its devices will not only be connected by 2020, they will be intelligent.

Samsung first announced the target to get all its devices connected by 2020 back in in 2015 and announced today that 90 per cent of its line-up is already connected today. At Samsung, we believe it should be as easy as flipping a switch. "This will help consumers do more of what they want, faster".

"The integration of Bixby and SmartThings into the Family Hub is bringing a new level of intelligent connectivity into the room where people spend the most time: the kitchen". With devices and services working together and infused with intelligence, tasks like doing laundry, meal planning and even watching TV become easier.

With the Apple Watch, users are capable of controlling some of their connected household appliances via the wearable, which makes flawless sense if you'd rather not walk around your home with your phone.

Samsung also announced plans to extend its IoT platform to the ultimate in mobility-the vehicle. The HARMAN Ignite platform for automobiles will also fall under this unified system, allowing users to manage their home devices from their auto. As a result, the auto will become a key component of connected lives. In 2017, Samsung spent more than $14 billion on R&D.

Samsung Bixby Support, SmartThings App, and More Announced at CES 2018
Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby

The 2018 Samsung Family Hub also includes software updates. The AI Center will be used to drive its AI ambitions forward.

Also new is that Samsung is going to use its Knox security technology within all its smart home consumer devices. The good news is that at CES 2018, Samsung has announced similar functionality for its Gear series of wearables.

Starting this year, Samsung TVs are meant to serve as the hub of the smart home, allowing other devices to be controlled from it.

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"5G will lead us to a world where there is instant connectivity" says Samsung's U.S. president Baxter. The company is working closely with the Open Connectivity Forum, the world's largest IOT standardization body, to have all SmartThings-compatible products work with the app. The Telematics Control Unit (TCU) supports communication between the vehicle and everything from cars, infrastructure, networks and pedestrians making the auto fully aware and responsive to its surroundings.

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