The Weather Company is now providing weather data for Bixby, Samsung’s digital assistant. Bixby is an intelligent, personalized interface for smartphones that uses a mix of voice commands and touch to help consumers live a more connected life. Bixby is designed to learn about the consumer and their routine to help complete complex tasks across multiple apps.
Voice activation is the next frontier of how users want to interact with devices to get the most relevant information, and to be available on Bixby allows us to help provide the most accurate weather information to the multitude of Samsung users around the world. This is another example of our leadership in weather, as top companies focused on providing the best user experience are turning to us for weather information to enhance that experience.
The Weather Company will power the Bixby weather experience to help Samsung consumers make better decisions based on weather, providing information such as:
- Real-time current conditions, hourly forecasts for up to 36 hours, and 10-day forecasts for 2.2 billion locations worldwide.
- Static maps to show satellite radar images for a better view of local and regional weather
- Weather alerts and notifications to help notify citizens of impending severe weather that might affect them.
Check out The Weather Channel integration within Bixby Assistant on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the U.S. first, to be expanded soon after globally.
Additionally, The Weather Company and Samsung have expanded its global partnership announced earlier this year. Originally, The Weather Company was named the default weather provider for the Samsung weather widget on Samsung and Tizen devices globally, starting with their flagship S8 device in April. Now in addition to that widget integration, a clickable icon presence has launched within the Samsung Internet Browser, and will soon be available in all new and existing U.S. devices. So visitors to the Samsung mobile browser can now get weather information from The Weather Channel preloaded icon.
Longtime collaborators, The Weather Company is also part of the Made for Samsung program, having created a unique and exclusive app experience with The Weather Channel App for Samsung, as well as offering personalized transportation options together with Lyft.