Samsung’s smart TVs can recognise voice commands
Posted Wednesday, July 4 2012 at 18:46
Samsung, a market leader in consumer electronics, has launched Samsung Smart LED TV series 7 and 8 in Kenya retailing at Sh350,000.
The new Smart TVs are set to redefine home entertainment.
“TVs have ceased to be just a medium of communication but a lifestyle product to deliver interactive Infotainment,” said Allan Oyier, the Samsung Electronics East Africa general manager.
“Smart LED TVs brings a new era of interaction, design and content. They redefine the way in which consumers manage their home entertainment experience and interact with their Smart TVs.”
The Samsung Smart LED TVs series 9 will provide an interactive and personalised experience beyond web browsing and broadcast television.
The new televisions incorporate Samsung’s three guiding philosophies that equip consumers with the future of Smart TV technology including Smart Interaction—an intuitive platform based on Motion Control, Voice Control and Face Recognition commands.
Since the sets recognise 26 languages, users can use any of them to turn the TV on or off, activate selected apps or search for content in the web browser simply by speaking.
And with a wave of the hand, consumers can turn the volume and channel up or down, browse and choose a link or content via the web browser. Also on offer is a wide range of personalised content through Smart TV apps, Family Story, Fitness and Kids.
Each year, the Smart TV range will be upgradable through a Smart Evolution Kit.
The TVs are also equipped with exclusive services that push the boundaries of innovation in home entertainment and will provide competition to other players in the television market, including Sony and LG.
One of the key selling point is Family Story which is a cloud-based offering that enables users to share content such as photos, messages and reminders on a virtual bulletin board. Family Story is accessible through various Samsung devices including TVs, mobile phones, tablets and PCs.
The Fitness feature gives consumers a convenient way to stay healthy.
The TV’s built-in camera splits the TV into two screens to create a virtual mirror to let users monitor their exercise routines.
Users can also connect their TV sets to a Samsung smartphones via a mobile Fitness app, or connect to a WiFi-enabled scale to manage their weight goals.