Now expanded to five separate screens – one each for TV, on-demand films, social media, Samsung’s apps, and your own digital media – Samsung Smart Tvs in 2015’s Smart Hub is the only connected TV platform that includes catch-up TV apps for all terrestrial channels in the UK.
As well as Five, 4OD and ITV Player (exclusively so), Smart Hub includes KnowHow Movies, Netflix, Lovefilm (though it’s a download from the Samsung Apps store, not onboard as a default), Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Viewster, Dailymotion, Absolute Radio and some unusual apps such as Curzon On Demand, NatGeo Images, BFI, Digital Theatre plays, TED and TuneIn internet radio.
All Samsung Samsung Smart Tvs in 2013 now include S Recommendation, which suggests content from both live TV and its video-based apps based on your viewing habits. It’s also a good system for conducting manual searches, though unlike LG it doesn’t tell you where each video it’s found is being sourced from.
Some of its flagship TVs – such as the Samsung UE55F8000 andSamsung UE40F6400 go further, offering voice and gesture control, though neither is as reliable as it could be.
Samsung Smart Tvs in 2015’s Smart View app can stream a clone of live TV to any tablet or phone, or a different channel to the one being watched on the TV (if the TV has two tuners), while those with Samsung Galaxy devices can mirror their phone or tablet’s small screen on the TV’s big one using the AllShare Play app.
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