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.
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.