Posted Wed Dec 28, 2016 at 06:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
Three new smart TV services will be revealed at CES 2017.
Samsung has announced plans to introduce new "Sports," "Music," and "TV Plus" smart TV services. The different categories will all offer personalized content to customers based on their specific TV preferences through Samsung's Smart Hub platform.
"At Samsung, one of our top priorities is ensuring that we are closely in tune with what consumers want and need from their smart devices and electronics," said Won Jin Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "With that in mind, we continue to innovate our Smart TV offering in order to provide the content experiences that our customers have come to know and expect from Samsung."
The Sports service will offer game schedules, scores, and other details on one curated page through the customized Sports user interface. Likewise, Samsung plans to bolster sports related content for the service through partnerships with NBC Sports, UFC, and more.
Meanwhile, the Music service will enable Smart TV customers to easily search for and identify songs on live TV or directly from television programs. In addition, the service will offer music recommendations in the preview section of the Samsung Smart Hub. Current music content partners include Spotify, iHeartRadio, Napster, Deezer, Sirius XM, Vevo, Melon, and Bugs.
Finally, the TV Plus service provides access to various IP-based channels focused on premium content services, offering access to a library of available shows and movies through a Smart Electronic Program Guide. TV PLus is currently available in the US and South East Asia, and is set to expand to Europe in April 2017.
Specific Samsung TV models that will support the new services have not been announced yet. All three smart TV services will be displayed at CES 2017 from January 5-9 in Las Vegas.
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