Samsung’s newest wearables, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic have earned the distinction of being our top picks for the best smartwatches available. They boast larger and more impressive displays, and extended battery life, and come equipped with the latest Wear OS 4, making them a tough choice to rival. This post will show you how to change Bixby to Google Assistant to Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 6 series.
One noteworthy feature of the Galaxy Watch 5/6 is its support for the Google Assistant. However, it doesn’t come pre-installed, so let’s walk you through how to set it up. Just like Android smartphones and tablets, Samsung’s smartwatches come with their own voice assistant, Bixby. But here’s the catch: while you can install Google Assistant on any Galaxy phone or tablet, it’s only compatible with Galaxy Watch models that run Wear OS, such as the Galaxy Watch 5 series and Galaxy Watch 6 series.
The Google Assistant is a versatile companion available on a wide range of devices, including smartphones, smart speakers, smart displays, smart TVs, Chromebooks, and even in cars equipped with Android Auto. Some smartphones have even debuted with a dedicated button to summon the Google Assistant.
How to Change Bixby to Google Assistant on Samsung Galaxy Watch 5/6
As the leading smartphone manufacturer, Samsung has crafted its own software ecosystem for Galaxy devices. One of the familiar features found in Samsung devices is support for Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant, which made its debut back in 2017. However, it’s worth noting that Bixby’s capabilities haven’t evolved in the same way as Google Assistant. Consequently, Samsung doesn’t shy away from providing the option for users to access Google Assistant on their devices as well.
To utilize Google Assistant, the first step is to head over to the Play Store and install its app. Once that’s done, if you wish to make Google Assistant your primary voice assistant and replace Bixby, you can easily achieve this by following these straightforward steps:
1. Go to the Settings app or swipe down and select the Settings button.
2. Scroll down and select Apps.
3. Tap Choose default apps > Digital assistant app.
4. Tap Default app > Choose Assistant.
Once you’ve finished these steps, Google Assistant will take on the role of your watch’s default voice assistant. This means that when you press and hold the home button on your watch, Google Assistant will be the one to respond, replacing Bixby.
That’s it. These were the steps to change from Bixby to Google Assistant on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5/6 series.