Samsung continues making new announcements ahead of CES 2019. This time, the company has introduced their new Remote Access feature coming to their 2019 Smart TV lineup. The Remote Access feature is going to provide wireless connectivity with PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Samsung says this will allow users to remotely control compatible programs and apps via their Samsung Smart TV.
This new feature will bring the ability to use peripherals like keyboards with the TV making on-screen input easier for the user. Samsung says users will be able to connect remotely to a PC in another room and browse the web and even play video games on their TV using the connected mouse and keyboard. Basically, you’ll be using your Samsung Smart TV as a big monitor.
“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.”
Remote Access can be used anywhere in the world thanks to VMware Horizon, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that Samsung and its partner VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, provide to consumers.
“Samsung and VMware share a passion for helping workers to be as productive as possible. We continue to expand ourSamsung
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 UserComputing at VMware.
Samsung says they are also including their Knox security software with the new Remote Access feature. The company says Knox is a protective measure included to combat any security concerns users may have while using wireless connectivity.