Voice assistants are becoming more and more popular on mobile phones and other devices. You probably use one too. The voice assistants allow users to interact with their devices through voice commands, making it easier and more convenient to perform tasks and access information. There are various voice assistants on the market like Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby, Alexa; but which one is the best?
Google Assistant is first up. We rate it very highly, and for good reason. It does almost anything a voice assistant should, and it does so quickly.
Many devices, including Android phones and Google Home smart speakers, include Google Assistant, which is known for understanding and responding to various voice commands and excels at answering questions and providing information.
Not only is it perfectly good at providing information as it basically has all the data present on Google itself, but it also remembers the context. Let’s say you ask Google Assistant “How old is Ryan Renolds?”, the assistant provides the correct answer, and if you ask it “What is his height?”, it remembers the context of the question being about Ryan Renolds and answers accordingly. You can keep asking questions and it will remember the context of what the question is about, which in the case of other virtual assistants is not possible.
Google Assistant also provides more visuals regarding queries than other voice assistants. These features make it easy to use and one of the best, if not the best voice assistant out there in the smartphone industry.
Apple offers Siri, a highly rated voice assistant, on all its devices. Known for its wide range of features and integration with other Apple products, Siri has become well-known. It can perform various tasks, including sending messages, setting reminders, and answering questions.
But there are some features on Google Assistant that needs to be present in Siri. The first one is not being able to set multiple timers at once. Instead, it asks if you want to replace the already existing timer.
Siri relies heavily on Wikipedia as its source of results for queries. But if it fails to find out information about the question from Wikipedia, it throws a popup of a web search. And unlike Google Assistant, Siri does remember the context of the question for a bit but taps out after a couple of questions.
Siri also does not have a lot of accessibility. For example, if you ask it “Play Wednesday on Netflix”, it just opens up the Netflix menu while Google Assistant and Bixby open up Netflix and plays the video. When you ask Siri to take a selfie, it just opens up the camera while Google Assistant and Bixby open up the camera and starts a timer to take the selfie. The same thing applies to recording a voice memo.
You can’t go wrong with Siri if you have an Apple device or are caught up in the Apple ecosystem. You will find that it works well with all Apple products and HomeKit. It also supports many more languages than the others.
Samsung has its own digital assistant, Bixby, which is similar to Google Assistant and Siri. There are some aspects in which Bixby comes out on top than other voice assistants.
Bixby can perform specific commands within some apps, which is very impressive. This is because it is powered by Google, and it reads the same thing that Google Assistant does. But unlike Google Assistant, you can keep asking Bixby questions without providing the context each time.
The device control is pretty good on Bixby. Like controlling the phone brightness or taking a picture or your play store (Bixby opens the Samsung Galaxy Store instead of Play Store). Although device control is good on all these voice assistants, Bixby and Google Assistant are no match for Siri. Bixby even allows device-specific stuff which can save you a lot of time.
The other two digital assistants can only control basic system settings and send messages to friends and family. However, these assistants can’t open Instagram Direct his messages or view YouTube subscription lists as Bixby does.
Bixby might not be the best voice assistant, but it is still impressive and stands out. It stands out for its deep integration with third-party apps and system settings.
Drawing our conclusion:
Our top 3 voice assistants are Google Assistant, with Bixby being in second and Apple’s Siri in third place.
Overall, all three of these voice assistants are highly rated and offer a range of useful features. Which one is best for you depends on your personal preferences and the devices you own. Siri is best for Apple users, but Google Assistant is better for Android users and those who use Google products a lot. Bixby does everything it is asked to do and has unique features the others. Tell us your top 3 voice assistants in the comments below.