Amazon has now sold more than 100m Alexa-capable devices

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The South Korean electronics giant announced the news on January 6th, 2019 during its CES 2019 keynote in Las Vegas. This is the first time a smart TV would have both iTunes and AirPlay.

Additionally, Google Assistant is also now compatible with more than 10,000 smart home devices from over 1,600 third-party brands, which represents an increase of 600%, year-over-year. "Eventually, those AI speakers would disappear". Moreover, Samsung's new panels will now take commands from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa if you already have a supporting smart speaker. It's also available on TVs, laptops, smartwatches and much more. You can speak to Bixby with your Samsung TV remote control, but not the others.

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Google also provided a set of numbers where it is considerably lagging Alexa: the number of different smart home devices it supports.

"We forged a strategic and exclusive partnership for synergy".

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Want to talk to your TV, but don't want to be locked into just one voice assistant? This year, Samsung has created a 219-inch The Wall display. Which is great for Apple but it doesn't really show us how popular Amazon's line of smart speakers is.

New Google Assistant features include natural conversation, multiple voice settings, and more smart home compatibility.

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On the other hand, Bixby has deeper, more advanced capabilities since it's woven into Samsung's Tizen TV software. Past year at CES, it had a massive presence with a huge "playground" outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center where it was showing off different Google Assistant devices, but also how the Google Assistant can work with these devices and do things for you every day. If yes, which year model is it?

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