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Samsung’s Bixby is really not the most talked about when it comes to the world of virtual assistants. It is usually lost in the echos of Apple’s Siri, Google assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana. Yet the company hasn’t lost hopes and is continuing to drive developer traction for their virtual assistant. As a result of that drive, Samsung has rolled out its Bixby Marketplace for users in the US and South Korea, helping them to download services to customize their assistant.

For those of you who are yet to know about it, Bixby is a virtual assistant developed by Samsung. It was realeased back in 2017 with quite some bumps along the way in it’s attempt to mark it’s name in the industry since.

One way Samsung sort to make Bixby stand out was the third-party integration. The company’s announcement back in November to release the Bixby Developer Studio for the third-party developers has finally come to light.

Retailers can now make their own Bixvy integrated services a.k.a capsules. With it’s release today in the U.S and Spain, users now can have access to key apps such as Google Maps, Spotify, iHeartRadio, NPR and Yelp.

Samsung’s virtual assistant is available on a lot of it’s devices. The number of people using it is surely increasing with Samsung’s intent to integrate it on a variety of devices such as TVs.