Samsung has launched three brand new smart TV services at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Working on Samsung’s Smart Hub platform, these services provide sports, music, TV Plus and other customized content experience.
Focusing on sports and music, Samsung hopes to attract consumers with entertainment service. It also pays attention to the operating interface of the system, featuring a comfortable and easy operating style. Users can not only check the game time, broadcasting channels and scores of their favorite teams easily, but also can search the music they love from TV live broadcasting and TV programs. The Smart Hub user interface enables users to recommend music and listen to the latest music. “We will continue to innovate in smart TV,” said Won Jin Lee, executive vice president of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung is enlarging its resource and cooperating with many other manufacturers. In music service, Samsung is working with eight music apps, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Napster, Deezer, Sirius XM, Vevo, Melon and Bugs. This service takes the lead to be launched in the markets of France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Britain and the US. While in sport content, Samsung plans to work with NBC Sports and UFC to further enlarge its content coverage.
It is worth mentioning that, TV Plus will provide “Smart Electronic Program Navigation” personalized service, saving the waiting time for update. Users can watch their favorite programs immediately with TV Plus channel. This function has been launched in Southeast Asia, and will be available in the US. It is expected to open to the European users in April 2017.
TV Plus will work jointly with Fandango and Rakuten, providing T-VOD contents to users in the America and Europe. In addition, Samsung Germany has cooperated with Funke to provide A-VOD contents.