Despite the many reasons to use the AI assistant of your choice, Bixby does something for Samsung phones better than others. That is Quick Commands, and you can find out more about it in our Galaxy Note 8 review. But if coming up with your own is not quite your thing, then maybe you’ll find something on the Bixby Marketplace.
Think of the Bixby Marketplace as an app store, with a collection of apps that support Bixby integration. But rather than the actual apps themselves, the Bixby Marketplace has services, or capsules as Samsung calls them, that the apps provide. They are a lot like Amazon Alexa’s Skills or Google Assistant’s Actions if you’re familiar with those.
The marketplace makes it easier for you to browse, as you can search for them by different categories like Productivity, Games and Fun, Travel and Transportation, and the like. You can also have a “preferred capsule” so that when you invoke a service that multiple different apps provide, your request will always go to your preferred one.
But for more capsules to be available on the Bixby Marketplace, app developers will have to be the ones to add Bixby support to their apps. More details on this will be revealed during Samsung’s Developer Conference 2019, which will be held at the end of October. For now, the Bixby Marketplace is only available in the US and Korea.