Flingo, publisher of Smart TV apps, has unveiled its new TV experience Samba in the US. Available on any screen: (TV, phone, tablet or PC), all are instantly synchronised with live TV shows – eliminating the need to download an app or log in. As the viewer flips through channels, Samba automatically recommends related online videos or similar TV programmes, and generates real-time information and social media discussions about the TV programme currently playing. The integration of Samba directly into the TV or set-top box also enables interactive TV features like check-ins, tweets, polls, quizzes, cast and crew information, special offers from the device or directly on the TV itself controlled via the remote.
“Samba makes Smart TVs even smarter by providing an integrated second screen experience,” said Peter Erdman, Vice President of consumer electronics, Hisense USA. “Our customers have told us that they want more content choices and control over the entertainment experience. With Samba, Hisense immediately has a powerful tool to bring together phones, tablets and TVs, and the foundation to make the whole home smarter and more connected in the future.”