Samsung’s Smart TV GAMES service is being used by gamers in 43 countries, with a record of boasting 4.5 million monthly users, according to Samsung.
The PlayStation Now service will also be improved in 2016. This service is available in the U.S. and Canada, and offers subscribers nearly 300 games, including recently added titles. Popular PlayStation 3 games such as Mortal Kombat, The Last of Us: Left Behind, God of War III, BioShock 2 and Borderlands 2 will also be included.
GameFly, one of the leading game streaming service that is currently available in 21 countries, from Brazil through Mexico, U.S. and Canada to Mainland Europe and Scandinavia, will have more than 100 console-game titles available on the 2016 Samsung Smart TV.
In addition to the expansion in streaming options, Samsung Smart TV users can also download over 100 games to play, including Revolt3, Deer Hunter, Eternity Warriors 3 and more.
Samsung will also strengthen the security features of its Smart TVs with GAIA, a three-layer security solution. The service will give consumers protection across all areas of the Smart TV ecosystem, including services, software and hardware security.
GAIA has Secure Zone, a virtual barrier that creates a secure space and protects the core service operations. A Secure Keypad/Number Pad – the virtual data input mechanism seen on a TV, is used to safeguard consumers’ personal information such as credit card and password.
Secondly, GAIA encrypts important data transmitted between the TV and IoT service servers. GAIA’s built-in anti-malware system detects and blocks any unauthorized programs that may be used for hacking from running or making changes to key part of the Smart TV’s OS.
Thirdly, Security level is also strengthened in terms of hardware. By dividing the Tizen OS into two parts including the main and the security space, data for each space is secured separately. Also, public key used for verifying personal information is included in the hardware chip.
Samsung views 2016 as the year the TV will become the center for Internet of Things (IoT) extensions in the home. As well as being equipped with GAIA, all 2016 Samsung SUHD TVs will be IoT hub technology enabled, allowing the TV itself to act as the controller for the entire home IoT service.
Samsung C&T earable devices at CES
Samsung C&T plans to promote its fashion-friendly wearable devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, next week.
The company's fashion arm said Wednesday that it will showcase eight wearable items at the electronics fair in a move to expand its presence into the fashion-converged devices market.
The company plans to unveil items ranging from clothes to smart accessories, some of which are co-developed by Samsung Electronics.
In particular, the company expects its solar panel clutch bag, "Sol Bag," to gather huge attention from visitors, as panels on the bag, exposed to sunlight for four hours, can fully charge a Galaxy S6, the company said.
The company seeks to differentiate itself by unveiling wearable devices converged with near-field communication (NFC) technology. Clothes embedded with NFC chips will allow users to receive smart services on demand.
The company added its golf clothes, Smart Swing, will be one of the items equipped with NFC chips, allowing users to monitor weather conditions or level of ultra violet rays before they go to courses.