Hey everybody, you're looking at Samsung's new smart TV suite for 2018, this is gonna appear on most of their 2018 televisions, and it starts with Bixby.
Bixby is Samsung's digital assistant, much like a Google assistant, or an Amazon Alexa.
It appears in their phones primarily, but now Samsung is moving Bixby onto the television.
To use it you're gonna talk into the remote control like you would with any other television that has voice based controls.
Beyond the ability to search for stuff and find new content, including songs with Spotify, Bixby uses the ability to control lights and other smarthome apparatus using the screen.
And the TV itself actually functions as a full smarthome control hub So Samsung has a new Smart Home app that's gonna be a big screen version, and a small screen version for your phone, they're gonna sync up really nicely.
You can use the app to actually set up your television, using the app is gonna make it easier to connect to Wi-Fi without having to type into the screen, and also easier to get log ins and password information when you log into those apps for the first time.
But, of course, SmartThings is mostly about the Smart Home devices, so the screen will enable you to control any SmartThings device in the house, including lights, thermostats, security cameras, Press things like that on the big screen using it as a sorta control hub for the entire house.
Just like in previous years, Samsung allows you to share from your phone to the TV.
But it does make it easier this year, again, using the SmartThings app.
Samsung also has a new universal guide this year that makes it easier to get to TV shows.
Both from Netflix and over the top services, as well as your cable TV.
And integrates it all into one interface.
The guide also recognizes shows that you wanna watch.
And suggests new ones based on your viewing activity.
That's a quick look at Samsung's new Smart TV features for its 2018 TVs here at CES.