Samsung Readies TV Discovery Service

Samsung is introducing TV Discovery, designed to make it easier to find video and live TV content, complete with personalised recommendations and the ability to search across multiple content providers. TV Discovery will be available on upcoming Samsung Smart TVs in the UK in the first quarter of 2013, and in the second quarter of 2013 on upcoming mobile devices.

TV Discovery simplifies the content search process by integrating and relaying real-time programme information from multiple content sources, including traditional live TV, video-on-demand or online content services such as YouTube. Over time, it also offers personal recommendations based on the user’s viewing and preference history.

“More and more people are starting to expect the same experience from each and every screen they own – whether it’s their smartphone and tablet, TV or camera,” said Simon Stanford, vice president of IM division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “TV Discovery is bringing that demand ever closer to becoming a reality, by giving our customers the opportunity to search for and enjoy their favourite TV shows or the latest films wherever they are, whether that’s on the commute into work or sat in their living room.”

The service can be used to find and view content on Samsung SMART TVs and supported mobile devices, or to transfer or mirror content between connected devices. TV Discovery also transforms a connected tablet into a universal remote control, enabling the user to carry out on-demand and live TV programme searches from their tablet and view selections on their Samsung SMART TV.

TV Discovery will initially aggregate content from Netflix and Blockbuster in the US and Acetrax, Wuaki, MovieMax, FilmIn, Chili, Pathé and SF Anytime in Europe.