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Samsung to Stream Games to Smart TVs

6 Jun, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Samsung has partnered with cloud gaming service Gaikai to bring streaming games directly to Samsung smart HDTVs.

Samsung Cloud Gaming, which will deliver games to users without download times or other hardware, will soon open up to beta testers for Samsung smart HDTVs in the United States. The service will be available to owners of 7000 series Samsung HDTVs and up.

“Our vision is to provide the same access to video games that consumers enjoy with TV shows, movies and music," said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai. “Our research made Samsung the obvious partner to turn this vision into a reality. Samsung is the largest TV manufacturer in the world, and Gaikai is the industry-recognized fastest cloud-based streaming service for video games. Together, we will turn Samsung Smart TVs into a console-like experience capable of delivering the best-selling video games and other content instantly to consumers — no downloads, no extra hardware, no trips to the store."

Samsung promises “AAA content” that will appeal to both casual and serious gamers.

"One of Samsung's key strengths lies in bringing brand new technology and entertainment products to our consumers, and adding Gaikai to our Smart TVs delivers both," said Kyung-shik Lee, VP of Samsung’s visual display business. "Working together we are proud to bring the biggest blockbuster video games straight onto Samsung televisions, significantly adding to the value of the Smart TV platform, as well as giving digital consumers an entirely new way to try and buy video games from the convenience of their living rooms."

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