Samsung unveiled what they will be doing with its Smart TV line this week, unveiled its new Smart TV user experience, Smart Hub interface and Smart Control remote during the CES 2016 event. All of which is designed to provide users with a single place and remote to control all of their content according to Samsung.
“As the world of TV is constantly changing with more choices and more connected devices than ever before, we have made it easier for people to discover and watch the content they want, when they want it, in 2016, Samsung’s Smart Hub and Smart Control remote are providing the most streamlined, convenient and intuitive TV user experience. Together, they offer the choices and performance consumers expect from today’s home entertainment technology.” – Won Jin Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics
The biggest change is probably with the new Smart Hub, which moves away from content sources and devices, becoming a platform that integrates content and services, rather than requiring extra devices. This new interface will also allow users to switch through broadcast content, on-demand content, consoles, Blu-Ray players and other connected devices seamlessly, with a new interface that makes it a lot easier to do so.
Users will be able to search through popular titles to find content to watch or play, and will even be able to customize their Smart Hub interface by arranging their favorite content and entertainment around their home screen.
This links with the new Smart Control remote, which comes with the aim of consolidating your remotes into on device. Built on the Tizen platform, the new remote can automatically recognise the source that you are watching and model its controls around that, be that a set-top box, games console, or anything else connected to your TV.
As of yet we don’t have many more details than that, however we expect to hear more about these devices during the course of the CES 2016 event.