With this new feature, consumers will be able to easily access various programs, apps and cloud services installed on multiple connected devices directly through their TV screen using a keyboard and mouse.
Samsung Electronics has added a new feature to its smart TVs to provide enhanced wireless connectivity with PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
The Remote Access feature, which will go live on Samsung Smart TVs starting 2019, will allow consumers to remotely control compatible programs and apps through their Samsung Smart TV.
Customers will be able to connect additional input devices like a keyboard to control on-screen content on their Smart TV.
This means, users can remotely access a PC in their room through the TV in their living room to perform various tasks including surfing the web or playing games from their TV’s screen using a connected keyboard and mouse.
In addition to simply displaying the content on a larger screen, users will be able to directly control their devices connected to a TV with a keyboard and mouse.
Additionally, web browser-based cloud office service can be accessed through Remote Access, meaning users will be able to access files and work on documents from their Smart TVs.
Commenting on the new launch, Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “With Remote Access, consumers will be able to easily access various programs, apps and cloud services installed on multiple connected devices directly through their TV screen.”
Core Technology Behind the New Feature
Remote Access can be used anywhere in the world. This is possible because of VMware Horizon, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that Samsung and its partner VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, provide to consumers.
“Samsung and VMware share a passion for helping workers to be as productive as possible. We continue to expand our partnership, so that those working remotely will have a seamless experience as they access virtual desktops, applications, and online services from their favorite Samsung devices – including a Samsung Smart TV,” said Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing at VMware.
Samsung has also integrated its proprietary Knox security technology into its Remote Access features to address security concerns surrounding wireless connectivity and cloud services.
Lee added, “We will continue to collaborate with our partners to expand the compatibility of Remote Access and provide more services to our users.”