Samsung and Comcast have announced a partnership aiming to revolutionise the way people watch and use their televisions.
A new Xfinity TV service will offer couch potatoes, who use their TV for accessing content via the internet and watching television, simple navigation and the ability to search across linear TV, DVR recordings and video on demand.
The service seeks to enhance the graphics with a rich display for the ultimate viewing experience.
The Samsung smart TV models and the Android powered by Samsung Galaxy Tab will also have a customised multi-platform, designed by the partnership.
“Samsung is also launching a new era of TV technologies that will delight and amaze consumers unlike ever before,” said Boo-Keun Yoon, Samsung’s Visual Display Business.
“We have the technology framework in place to deliver new features to Comcast customers faster than ever,” commented Brian L. Roberts, Comcast Corporation chairman and chief executive.
Unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show, the Xfinity TV Service will be distributed later this year on Samsung smart TVs, and accessible via the application store for the Galaxy Tab products.
On the tablet the experience is a combined application of a virtual TV guide and a mobile video player, and users will be able to watch streamed TV programs and movies on the tablet, accessed through multiple devices.
Users can use the special roadmap giving them the ability to start watching a favourite movie on the tablet, pause it, to then resume play on the Samsung smart TV from that exact moment it was paused, and vice versa.
Samsung Smart TVs
Samsung Smart TVs are specifically designed to give the user the ability to connect to the internet and take advantage of the thousands of applications available for download.
These apps are continuously growing via the web, specifically built for these TVs so users can connect to their favourite digital content such as sports, games, social networks and films.