Samsung has confirmed it will unveil its TV Discovery service at the Mobile World Congress later this month. The service will allow users to find TV and video content from various providers, including Netflix and Blockbuster, on their mobile phone or connected TV.
The TV Discovery service relays real-time informational from a variety of sources, including live programming, on-demand services and YouTube, and will offer recommendations based on the user’s viewing habits.
“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 Samsung’s Simon Stanford. “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.”
TV Discovery can be used to transfer or mirror content between a Samsung smart TV and mobile device, and will come with universal remote control functionality and social sharing features.
The service will launch in the first quarter of 2013 in the UK on all series of Samsung Smart TVs, and later in the year on upcoming mobile devices.