At the International Consumer Electronics (CES) Show, Samsung Electronics and Comcast Corporation jointly announced the companies’ partnership to change the way consumers access content and watch television with Xfinity TV. On a connected TV, the new Xfinity TV service will offer a rich, Web-like interface, enabling simpler navigation and the ability to search across TV, DVR recordings and VOD.
The partnership will also deliver a customized and integrated multi-platform viewing experience on Samsung Smart TVs and the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab. On the tablet, the Xfinity TV experience is a virtual TV guide and a mobile video player. Xfinity TV digital customers will be able to browse, discover and sort video content, search for programs, change the channel on a Samsung Smart TV in real time, and program DVRs. In addition, they will be able to watch streaming TV shows and movies on demand directly on the tablet, and access that content across multiple devices. The service’s roadmap includes the ability to begin watching a movie on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, then pause the movie and resume watching it on a Samsung Smart TV from the exact moment it was paused, and vice versa.
The Xfinity TV experience will be distributed later this year on the Samsung Smart TVs and on the application store for the Galaxy products interacting through the Comcast set-top box.