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Samsung to remove this feature from all its TVs

Samsung to remove this feature from all its TVs Samsung will stop adding Google Assistant to all its smart TVs (photo: Unsplash)

From March 1, 2024, voice control via Google Assistant will no longer be supported on Samsung smart TVs. This change will affect all Samsung TV models released since 2020 that previously used Google's voice control feature, reports Gizmochina.

According to information on Samsung's customer service website, the refusal to use Google Assistant is due to changes in Google's policy. The details of this change have not been disclosed, but it is possible that Samsung does not want to share data about its customers' requests with Google, preferring to keep this information in-house.

In this regard, Samsung recommends that users explore alternative options for voice control, which will still be available on their line of smart TVs.

The complete removal of Meta's voice assistant from the Korean giant's TVs was preceded by the exclusion of Google Assistant from the Samsung TV line in 2023, which signaled the beginning of its gradual abandonment. All 2022, 2021, and 2020 Samsung TV models that support 4K, 8K, and/or QLED displays will receive a firmware update by March.

Samsung users who want to keep voice control through Google will have to use a different TV brand or buy a media center with Google software after the policy changes take effect on March 1.

Many other TV manufacturers, such as LG, Sony, TCL, and Hisense, continue to support Google Assistant integration as an option.

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