CES is just two weeks away and with it can come to a complete slew of bulletins in regards to the TVs your front room will covet in 2019. However, Samsung has made one announcement early that reads like a souped-up model of Chromecast. Its 2019 TV units will help your remote entry your pc.
Or a laptop. Frustratingly, the small print in Samsung’s press launch is spare, so we don’t know which computer systems, tablets, and telephones the brand new Remote Access feature will work with. VMWare, the corporate Samsung is teaming up with to produce the distant entry capability, does supply software program on a lot of the main OSes, together with Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android, so one can presume the Remote Access function may work throughout platforms, which might make it extra interesting than choices from Google, LG, Roku, and Apple TV, which all have relatively extreme limitations on which working methods they work with.
This seems like a simple step up from the 2017 and 2018 line of Samsung TVs, which had a Steam Hyperlink app obtainable that permits players to stream video games from their PC to the TV through Steam. Quickly they need to be capable of popover browser primarily based movies or video chats. Or 2019 Samsung set house owners may use their TV as a large monitor. Based on Samsung’s press launch, you’ll be capable of handling a mouse and keyboard (presumably by way of USB) with it.
The press launch additionally claims an “internet browser-primarily based cloud workplace service” shall be accessible through Remote Access—although no phrase on if this shall be a Google or Microsoft affair, or some new Bixby-branded workplace suite.
Samsung additionally claims that Remote Access will likely be safe due to “proprietary Knox safety expertise” which is the form of irritating PR communicate that leaves you with scant particulars. We’ve reached out to Samsung straight for added data and can replace ought to we hear again.