Remote Access feature on Samsung 2019 Smart TVs to provide users wireless, on-screen control over connected peripheral devices, enabling convenient web browsing, cloud office access and more.
Samsung announced a new feature for its 2019 TVs that will allow people to control various devices, like PCs, tablets, and smartphones, from their TVs.
It’s unclear how all of this will work, as details are sparse, but it sounds like users will need to install various apps across their devices to get them to talk to each other.
Samsung says Remote Access will work “anywhere in the world” because of a partnership with VMware and its virtual desktop infrastructure. That technology lets users access a specific desktop that’s saved on a centralized server. The idea is that users can see their desktop from wherever they are, and it’ll reset once they log out of a session.
All about the Feature:
The new feature will also help users to use the input devices like mouse and keyboard. It can be connected to the smart TV and will help users to control their on-screen content.
Moreover, the TV doesn’t need any separate HDMI cable connection. It will help users to remotely access a PC located in another room through the TV.
Users will also perform various tasks like surfing the web or playing games using the connected keyboard and mouse.
What Samsung Says on this:
“Samsung is committed to creating an intuitive and convenient user experience for consumers. With Remote Access, consumers will be able to easily access various programs. Apps and cloud services installed on multiple connected devices directly through their TV screen”. Said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to collaborate with our partners to expand the compatibility of Remote Access. And provide more services to our users.”
“Samsung and VMware share a passion for helping workers to be as productive as possible. We continue to expand our partnership. So that those working remotely will have a seamless experience as they access virtual desktops, applications, and online services from their favorite Samsung devices – including a Samsung Smart TV,” said Shankar Iyer. Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing at VMware.
More about the Technology:
Samsung’s solution could definitely be handy if people want to play games on their TV without an HDMI cable.
The same goes for anyone who might want to present to colleagues. Plus, Remote Access seems to fit with its long-term vision of blurring the lines between devices. Its DeX and DeX Pad, for example, turn its Galaxy phones into what essentially amounts to a desktop computer.
Presumably, we’ll hear more about Remote Access when it actually shows off its next line of TVs.