THIS GOES WITH THAT
One of the key things that separates Samsung from its rivals is their commitment to not just bringing a product to market – but building a living (and constantly evolving) ecosystem up around it. The more Samsung products you own, the more utility and value you’ll be able to get out of each one. Put more elegantly, it’s this idea that “this goes with that”.
Whether you’re sitting down to watch a new 4K Ultra HD blockbuster movie or binge-watching exclusive shows like Better Call Saul and original shows like Wolf Creek on Stan, the Q-Series is one of the best TVs you can buy and a perfect match for the content you want to watch. Streaming video is made easier and better than ever due to Q-Series’ higher level of performance, streamlined degree of access and suite of new Smart TV features.
A perfect match for the Samsung’s Q-Series of TVs, owners of the Galaxy S8 (or any recent Samsung handset) are able to install and use the Samsung Smart Connect app to double as a remote control for their TV. While a lot of time and effort has gone into the Q-Series’ One Remote, this alternative control scheme lets you jump right into your favourite content faster than. You already use your smartphone for everything else, why not controlling your TV as well?
It’s easy to use your compatible smartphone to browse content and control your Samsung QLED TV with Samsung’s Smart View TV app. Using the app, which easily connects to a Samsung QLED TV on the same Wi-Fi network, you can select a movie or TV from a streaming service like Stan and play it directly on the TV.1 TV control functions like channel changing and volume adjustment can also be made through app, which also lets users play photos and videos, as well as screen mirroring, from a smartphone to the big screen.
While Samsung’s Bixby AI assistant is confined to the Galaxy S8 for now, it won’t be long before support for the cutting-edge feature gets rolled into the company’s other product ranges. In fact, it’s all but certain that the company’s flagship Q-Series will become integrated with the voice assistant before the year is up. Once it does, the floodgates will be open to a truly next-generation smart TV experience. You’ll be able to command and control your TV using your voice and Bixby will be able to learn from your habits and mould itself into the unseen and ubiquitous engine that drives the best home theatre experience Samsung have to offer.
They’re hardly the first tech company to try this approach – but they’re one of the rare few to do it this well. And when it comes to the complimentary, there are plenty of examples to choose from: