Samsung to Debut Real-Time TV Discovery Service21 Feb, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Samsung Electronics will debut a new TV Discovery service with its upcoming mobile devices and connected HDTVs, which allows users to search for content across multiple sources, including live TV, VOD and online services.
TV Discovery will aggregate content from Netflix and Blockbuster in the United States, and will offer personal recommendations based on the user’s viewing habits.
“TV Discovery lets you search and watch content from across our provider partners, whether within your preferred subscriptions or on-demand,” said Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of Samsung’s Media Solution Center. “The service also features personalized recommendation technology that enables consumers to ‘teach’ the service their own personal preferences. The more you engage with the service, the more relevant the returned recommendations for TV, movies and other on-demand entertainment. It could not be simpler.”
The service can also be used to transfer content between connected devices, and also allows a connected tablet to be used as a remote control. The service also has social media connectivity options.