Well, that didn’t take long. Just a few years, really. But who’s counting, right? First, Amazon creates the talking speaker craze. Second, nobody follows. Third, Google finally makes an entry with Google Home.
What about Apple? Or, Samsung? Maybe talking speakers are not that much of a thing after all. Nevertheless, Apple’s entry is different; far less of a talking speaker and more of a, well, speaker. For music. Not so much for Siri, but she’s he’s always listening.
Finally, Samsung has a HomePod and this one is straight out of The Jetson’s furniture catalog. As usual, everyone selling much the same thing copies one another and Samsung’s entry into the talking speaker industry is… wait for it… Samsung Home. Oh. Wait. My bad. Samsung Galaxy Home.
Think of this little AKG tuned home speaker as Apple’s HomePod but without Siri. Instead, Samsung’s popular Bixby is used instead. Popular? Yes. Hundreds of people use Bixby on Samsung Galaxy smartphones every week.
What does this futuristic talking speaker look like? Think what you’d find in George Jetson’s living room.
Just like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod, the AKG-powered Galaxy Home just sits there and awaits your verbal commands.
From its sleek silhouette to its elegant finish, Galaxy Home complements your space, no matter where you place it. With Bixby, Galaxy Home delivers a personalized experience while powerful sound by AKG fills the room. Your home has never been more brilliant.
Uh huh. Sure.
What sets Galaxy Home apart from the competition? Bixby, for one. Think Echo’s Alexa, or Google’s Assistant, or Apple’s Siri. Ask, and ye shall receive. Like HomePod, Galaxy Home appears to be more sound oriented, but unlike HomePod and Siri, Samsung’s approach to the talking speaker is less talk and more action.
Thanks to a built-in SmartThings hub, Galaxy Home is able to automatically sync with your smart home devices. So not only is your home smarter, but also your everyday is made easier. From turning off lights to locking doors to starting the dishwasher before bed, you can start routines by voice or smartphone with the largest, most open smart-home ecosystem.
How about this? “Bixby, I need a snack. What’s in my Samsung fridge? Bixby? Bixby?”
Galaxy Home, like HomePod comes with a bunch of speakers, a subwoofer, eight far-field microphones, and three legs. Now, that’s thinking different, right? HomePod only has one leg. Or, a stump.
What’s the Galaxy Home price tag? Samsung won’t say. But Samsung didn’t hesitate to copy Apple yet again. When will Galaxy Home be available? The official line is: “Coming Soon.” See? Just like Apple.