Samsung’s Galaxy Home release may be close at hand – will compete with Amazon Echo & Google Home

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While it’s been over a year since Samsung first revealed the Galaxy Home, it’s Bixby-powered alternative to Amazon Echo & Google Home, it hasn’t yet released the device and the company has been pretty mum about it.

However, Kim Hyun-suk, CEO of Samsung’s Consumer Electronics Division, said four months ago that the speaker would be released in the “mid-second half of the year” – which is right about now, and some slight evidence has surfaced that the launch may be imminent.

Sammobile, a tech coverage site, recently revealed a screenshot from a user of a pop-up he received on the Spotify app encouraging users to link their account to their Samsung account, so that they can stream music on all of their Samsung devices. In the pop-up, the distinctive outline of the Galaxy Home is quite clearly visible.

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This could suggest that the release of the device may not be too far off. Other users have commented that they too have received such a pop-up on Spotify, across geographies.

Samsung and Spotify do have a partnership in place for integration of the music streaming service across Samsung’s devices. Let’s wait and watch.

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