Why should I use Bixby instead of Google?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

There are a few reasons why you might consider using Bixby instead of Google Assistant. While Google Assistant may have a broader range of features and capabilities, Bixby offers some unique advantages that may be appealing to certain users.

1. Deep integration with Samsung devices: Bixby is specifically designed for Samsung devices, which means it offers seamless integration with the phone’s settings and features. This allows Bixby to have more control over your device’s settings, such as adjusting the brightness, turning on and off certain features, and even taking screenshots. If you are a Samsung user, this deep integration can be quite handy and efficient.

2. Quick commands: Bixby allows you to create custom voice commands called “Quick commands.” With these commands, you can automate multiple tasks with a single voice command. For example, you can create a quick command called “Good night” that turns on the Do Not Disturb mode, sets the alarm for the next morning, and adjusts the brightness to a lower level. This feature can save you time and make your interactions with your device more convenient.

3. Bixby Vision: Bixby comes with a feature called Bixby Vision, which uses the device’s camera to provide additional contextual information. With Bixby Vision, you can point your phone’s camera at an object, and Bixby will recognize it and provide relevant information. For example, you can point your camera at a landmark, and Bixby will give you details about it. This can be useful when you are traveling or exploring new places.

4. Hands-free operation: Bixby offers hands-free operation, allowing you to perform tasks without touching your phone. You can use voice commands to open apps, send messages, make calls, and perform various other tasks. This can be particularly useful when your hands are occupied or when you are driving and need to keep your focus on the road.

While Bixby has its advantages, it’s important to note that Google Assistant still offers a more comprehensive range of features. Google Assistant can perform both online and offline tasks, answer a wide range of questions, provide real-time information, and integrate with various third-party apps and services. Additionally, Google Assistant is available on a wider range of devices, not just Samsung phones.

If you are a Samsung user, Bixby’s deep integration, quick commands, Bixby Vision, and hands-free operation can make it a compelling choice. However, if you prioritize a broader range of features and compatibility with various devices, Google Assistant may still be the preferred option. Ultimately, the choice between Bixby and Google Assistant depends on your specific needs and preferences.