File photo ‘Quantum Dot’ SUHD televisions are displayed at the Samsung booth 2016 during the international CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada Jan. 7, 2016. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus)
Countless consumer electronics products displayed at CES each year, but Tv’s are undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of the show. Samsung is no stranger to this, as the Tv’s always manage to grab a substantial part of the viewer. There is no doubt the company will have a number of new Tv’s this year, but that is only a part of the entertainment products it plans to debut, as the company has announced that the showing of three new Smart TV services at the show, all of which aim to help personalise your viewing experience.
“At Samsung, one of our first priority is to ensure that we work closely in harmony with what consumers want and need from their smart devices and electronics,” Samsung Electronics Visual Display Vice President Won Jin Lee said in a statement. “With that in mind, we continue to refresh our Smart TV offering in to the content of the experiences that our customers have come to know and expect from Samsung.”
These three services — Music, Sport and TV Plus –, each focused on a unique part of the home entertainment world. The first, Music connects music from eight different app partners, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Napster, Deezer, Sirius XM, Vevo, Melon, and Bugs, but that is not all. First, it can identify songs from live TV, but can also make recommendations based on your listening habits about all the apps that you see in the preview section of Samsung’s Smart Hub interface.
Sport strives to be the search of your favorite games easier. Instead of flipping from channel to channel, the sports department gathers them all together in one place, so you have to turn right to look. At the same time, information such as schedules, scores and more will be displayed in the same place.
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Earlier in 2016, Samsung introduced its TV Plus service, and for the CES, it gets a significant boost. The company together with FandangoNow to let you rent or buy from more than 40,000 movies and TV shows, that even includes new releases in 4K resolution with HDR (high dynamic range).
Samsung Music will be launching in France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the united states TV Plus is already available in the U.S. and southeast Asia, and will be available in Europe, starting in April.