View Poll Results: Do you use Bixby on your S8

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  • yes I use it

    9 45.00%
  • no I dont

    11 55.00%
01-15-2018 07:33 PM
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  1. keepnitreel's Avatar
    My experience has been that Google assistant can do everything that Bixby can do and more...other than the shopping thing that it does via the camera, but that just seems really gimmicky to me. I'll stick with Google assistant for now. Bixby is more useful than the dead s-voice from back in the day....
    You haven't experienced all of what Bixby can do. It runs circles around the Google assistant when it comes to bring able to control almost every inch of the phone. I use Bixby for the things that GA can't do. GA is my main because my house is a Google ecosystem.
    12-29-2017 07:17 PM
  2. cst516's Avatar
    I use it constantly. I have been one that has embraces the assistants and talk to my phone all the time. The quick commands are great and have them set up for lots of things. I actually love the dedicated button.
    Mikey88Chaos likes this.
    01-06-2018 12:44 PM
  3. Mikey88Chaos's Avatar
    I use it constantly. I have been one that has embraces the assistants and talk to my phone all the time. The quick commands are great and have them set up for lots of things. I actually love the dedicated button.
    Can you give us some examples of what you have set quick commands up for?
    01-06-2018 01:16 PM
  4. paridge's Avatar
    Yes.
    01-06-2018 08:53 PM
  5. anstro76's Avatar
    Yes, but usually only at home. I use it when I want to do voice commands to my phone without waking my google home devices.
    01-07-2018 08:17 AM
  6. omelet1978's Avatar
    I disabled it for a while, but decided to turn it back on and use it. With that being said, 99% of the time its asking what the weather is and it’s pretty rare that I use it.

    I disabled the Bixby Home to avoid accidentally pressing the button, so I either say Hi Bixby or do a long press to activate it. For me that works.
    Mikey88Chaos likes this.
    01-07-2018 09:32 AM
  7. DerHof's Avatar
    Totally disabled with BK Disabler
    01-07-2018 03:06 PM
  8. pbike908's Avatar
    Bixby is USELESS. It is by far the WORST feature of my Galaxy S8. Two major complaints: 1) I can't use it to open my locked phone, 2) I can't get it reliably dial a phone number.

    I really miss my My Moto Voice from my Droid Turbo 2. Sure, Moto Voice was more limited. BUT IT WORKED!

    Here is hoping that Oreo will permit me to use Google Voice when my phone is locked...Or that Bixby will...
    01-08-2018 01:40 PM
  9. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Disabled. But I'm going to reactivate just because it's so unusable I want to play with it and laugh at the crazy and inaccurate stuff it does.
    01-08-2018 02:27 PM
  10. Jackhklee's Avatar
    If bixby got updated then definitely, but it doesn't seem to comprehend what I say, and certainly not as fast and well as Google Assistant
    01-08-2018 03:55 PM
  11. dlalonde's Avatar
    I never use Bixby Voice but I do use Bixby Home which I find more useful than Google Now since Google started pushing a bunch of trending news that have nothing to do with my searches and interests... given I have very little care for the Kardashians and other types crap, Bixby Home gives me the weather, my calendar, reminders, Facebook notifications and Twitter. I'd even like it if there were more apps I use compatible with it. I wanted a page that I could customize more than Google Now like OnePlus does with the shelves as well. Bixby Home gives me that.

    The thing with Bixby Voice though is that I live in a French speaking area and my phone is mainly in French but Bixby is just available in English which would make a lot of my usage incompatible (SMS, tweets and so on). So Google Assistant is better for me in that respect (and I only use it to send SMSes while I'm driving.
    01-08-2018 06:28 PM
  12. cst516's Avatar
    I have one set up when I get to the gym. Opens my workout app and play music. When I get to work I use one to shut off WiFi and turn the ringer to vibrate. When I leave work I have one the turns the ringer back on, WiFi back on, open audible and open Waze. These are all things that I used to do manually.
    Mikey88Chaos likes this.
    01-15-2018 06:00 PM
  13. Taylor Woodman's Avatar
    a little late to the conversation but I use it pretty frequently for things like searching an app and installing it and other phone based commands. as far as searching something on Google I just use the widget since Bixby opens Samsung internet instead of Chrome. I came into it thinking I'd hate it because of all of the bad reviews but I use it all the time!
    01-15-2018 07:10 PM
  14. Mikey88Chaos's Avatar
    Bixby is USELESS. It is by far the WORST feature of my Galaxy S8. Two major complaints: 1) I can't use it to open my locked phone, 2) I can't get it reliably dial a phone number.

    I really miss my My Moto Voice from my Droid Turbo 2. Sure, Moto Voice was more limited. BUT IT WORKED!

    Here is hoping that Oreo will permit me to use Google Voice when my phone is locked...Or that Bixby will...
    Are you dialing a number or a contact name? Cuz mine works really well.
    "Call mom" for example.
    01-15-2018 07:33 PM
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