Samsung launches first smart speaker, Galaxy Home, featuring Bixby voice assistant

Dan Safkow

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Innovation Village reports that Samsung announced its first smart speaker with the, at the company’s Unpacked event in Brooklyn …

The Galaxy Home has full-range speakers, onboard subwoofer, “sound steering” and audio tuning by AKG. It also has eight far-field microphones for use with the assistant. And the strange, three-legged, cauldron-like design is sure to set it apart from the Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod devices of the world.

Bixby, a talking robot voice similar to Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri, debuted on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets last year, and has since appeared in the company’s smart refrigerators and smart TVs. Now it’s available in a standalone smart speaker, just like its rivals.

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