As continuous developments and improvements are made to IoT gadgets, we can expect their functionalities and connectivities to get better. Smart TVs too, one of the most common IoT gadgets, are expected to have new innovative functions in this year.
Samsung Electronics is bringing these new innovative features to us in 2018 with its latest Smart TV lineup. The electronics giant has designed these TVs in such a way that they feature in your daily life. You can now easily and seamlessly connect your smartphone to your smart TV. A single piece of content can go from your car to your smartphone, to your TV. Here are some new innovative features of Samsung's 2018 Smart TV:
￼One often cited tradeoff to owning a smart gadget is the fact that they are complex to use, in spite of them having exciting functions. The SmartThings app from Samsung has helped to simplify things. Now, you can set up your smart TV in a short record time and continue with having fun. The SmartThings app helps you get setup with just a few taps. You are able to connect to your WiFi, install your set-top boxes and favourite apps, and add your Samsung account details without losing sanity (hopefully). Syncing your mobile to your smart TV also syncs previous accounts of subscriptions to channels. Thus, you do not have to start setting up duplicate accounts.
As our title suggests, your smart TV will be featured in your daily life. With your mobile, you can now set reminders on your TV for when your favourite show comes on. Best part? Your smart TV automatically switches to the show's channel, assuming you were on a different channel, so you do not have to worry about having to memorize channels.
That's not all for connectivity. Samsung has made it possible to convert your smart TV to a command centre from which other smart appliances in the home can be controlled. While watching a show, you could check your fridge's contents in order to know if you would have to visit the grocery store at the end of a show, increase the room's temperature or switch on the lights, while sitting in front of your TV. In addition, SmartThings app makes it easy for you to share files on your mobile to your TV without hassles.
￼Developments in technology shouldn't mean we can no longer catch fun. Even robots have got their own robo-jokes. Want an example? If computers create smart contracts, humans create what? Dumb contracts of course!?
This year's Samsung smart TVs are equipped to help you maximize your entertainment. Did you just finish watching an interesting show? It will give you suggestions on new similar shows. You'll find suggestions for sports shows, documentaries, movies and more all in one place. So, whether it is streaming, from your cable or VOD, you'll find them in the Samsung Universal Guide, offering you recommendations based on your previous preferences.
For those who practically can't survive without the internet, with the Samsung One Remote, you control virtually everything from your TV to all connected devices and of course the internet.
2018 Samsung smart TV lineup comes with an enhanced TV PLUS channel that gives users access to about 8,900+ movies in UHD and HDR. As Samsung signs on more content producing partners, the available movies database would keep on growing. Steam Link allows you to stream your PC games from your computer and play on the TV. Over 6000 games are available which can be accessed without needing a dedicated Stream Link device.
￼Digital Artificial Intelligence (AI) voice assistants are being incorporated into IoT gadgets and not just your Google voice search. This year's smart TV line up from Samsung will be using Bixby, a digital voice assistant created by the electronics giant. Obviously, Samsung is fulfilling its vision of using Bixby on all smart appliances by 2020. Now, you'll be able to find and use content on your smart TV using your voice. This innovative and convenient function is available only to Korea and US users.
With just your voice, Bixby will obey commands to change channels, search for blockbusters and even non-entertainment duties like give you news updates or tell the weather. What Bixby and the SmartThings app from Samsung will be able to achieve is to incorporate smart TVs into the IoT ecosystem where everything is interconnected and features in your daily life. This helps to maximize entertainment and minimize distractions in everyday life. The exact experience Samsung wishes their users to have.