Samsung Electronics is set to unveil details of its new premium QLED TV line-up next month. Among the line-up will likely be its smart TV experience with new AI features led by its virtual assistant Bixby, as teased by the company at last month's CES.The South Korean tech giant's Internet of Things (IoT) strategy, in which smart TV plays a crucial part, boils down to the following: Offer a smooth experience without taxing the consumer, with a lot of options on where, when, and how to access devices and services. Whether with a remote control, smartphone, or an app, the consumer can start at any of the command points and their IoT will run "seamlessly". The problem so far has been that these options are disparate and don't integrate well. And many consumers don't like to tap into the full range of options that Samsung offers. So instead of a wealth of devices connected like a spider web, we have individual strands working separately. This is a waste of potential considering Samsung's … [Read more...] about Will Bixby consolidate Samsung’s smart TV and IoT experience?
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They may be called Blu-ray players, but in 2011 they're as much about streaming media services as they are about high-definition discs. With every manufacturer having a different collection of streaming media services, it can be tough to choose a player, which is why we're taking an in-depth look at each major manufacturer's 2011 content portal. We're starting with Samsung's Smart Hub, the company's renamed content portal (formerly called [email protected]), which features streaming media services like Netflix and MLB.TV, (supposedly) cross-platform search, and the Samsung App store. Smart Hub is the same on nearly all 2011 Blu-ray players--and home theater systems with built-in Blu-ray players--but slightly different on Samsung TVs. The main exception on the Blu-ray side is the entry-level Samsung BD-D5300, which doesn't have the full Smart Hub interface.Smart Hub streaming services vs. competitors Editors' Note: The chart doesn't list every streaming media service available on each content … [Read more...] about Samsung Smart Hub on 2011 Blu-ray players (review)
Updated March 7 with more information and new videos. Just two months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung--along with all of its competitors--talked up its new line of of 2012 TVs. As is always the case at CES, the new product info was long on hype and short on details. That changed today, when Samsung began filling it a lot of the blanks. No, the company didn't say a word about its "Super OLED" TV, and we don't expect to hear anything more on that until at least midsummer. Samsung did release official pricing on its other TVs, however, updating the leaked pricing information we had earlier and confirming that, yes, high-end Samsung TVs will be pretty dang expensive (see the chart below). The company does offer many, many different step-down models, however, in a seemingly endless proliferation of model numbers and screen sizes, so chances are there's a combination that will appeal to you. At least, that's what Samsung hopes. 18 Hands-on with Samsung 2012 … [Read more...] about Samsung 2012 TVs get pricing and release dates (hands-on)
Now Playing: Watch this: Smart TVs aren't smart enough for our smart apartment... 2:26 Plenty of TVs call themselves "smart," but most of them use that cloud connectivity solely for pushing firmware updates and streaming content from sources like Netflix. That's fine if you're hoping to catch up on the latest season of House of Cards, but it doesn't do you much good if you're looking for a TV that can serve as a smart home centerpiece. And I think TVs should serve as smart home centerpieces. For many of us -- apartment-dwellers in particular -- our TV is one of the fanciest things we own, and something that we use just about every day. With a full-size display, remote controls and built-in Wi-Fi, what's to stop a smart TV from commanding the connected home, or syncing up seamlessly with things like smart lighting and voice control platforms for next-level in-home entertainment? That's not to say that there aren't nifty ways for smart TVs to interact with your smart … [Read more...] about Smart TVs should be so much smarter
Ahead of this week's CES, Samsung is showing off a new smart TV interface that's intended to help you get to your content faster, and help you ditch the multiple remotes. The company also teased a new soundbar that incorporates Dolby's Atmos "moving audio." On the TV front, Samsung's new Smart Hub interface lets users seamlessly move between broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) content, as well as connected devices like video game consoles and Blu-ray players. The Tizen-based Smart Control remote, meanwhile, will automatically recognize devices that are connected to your TV so you'll never again have to search the couch cushions to find different clickers for TV power, volume control, and Netflix access. "In 2016, Samsung's Smart Hub and Smart Control remote are providing the most streamlined, convenient, and intuitive TV user experience," Won Jin Lee, executive vice president of Samsung's Visual Display Business, said in a statement. The Smart TV with enhanced Smart Hub interface and … [Read more...] about Samsung Smart TV Remote to Control Everything Connected to Your TV