Samsung Announces Users of Tablets, Smartphones and TVs Can Hook Directly to Time Warner Cable, Comcast
In announcing the alliances during a keynote address at CES, Samsung Visual Display President Boo-Keun Yoon noted that it was part of the company’s strategy to make is easy for consumers to access content anywhere, anytime on their devices but that they realized they couldn’t do it all themselves.
“To make this a reality….we have decided to take a collaborative path to work with leading companies in each sector,” he explained, before introducing Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt, who demonstrated how their cable systems would work Samsung devices into their subscription offerings.
Building on their project Xfinity, launched three years ago at CES, that was designed to allow consumers to access all content on all devices, Roberts announced that Comcast, for the first time, would make Xfinity TV service available on the Samsung connected TV later this year.
The app would provide a rich, Web-like interface, enabling simpler navigation and the ability to search across linear TV, DVR recordings, and video on demand among tens of thousands of content choices.