Before the start of the Consumer Electronics Show on January 5, 2022, Samsung has decided to make some early product announcements. On Sunday, the South Korean business revealed new ecologically friendly remote controls for Samsung smart TVs in addition to an NFT Aggregation Platform that is significantly less beneficial to the environment.
In the latter half of this year, select Samsung Smart TVs will be the first to feature the new game discovery platform known as the Samsung Gaming Hub.
Through the use of the Gaming Hub feature, users will be able to gain access to their preferred games that are hosted on major game streaming platforms such as NVIDIA GeForce Now, Stadia, and Utomik. Users will have the ability to explore, search for, and purchase games directly from the Samsung Galaxy Hub tab, regardless of which of the three streaming services they use. In addition to this, the Gaming Hub is integrated with YouTube Gaming, which makes it simple for fans to connect with the broadcasters of their favourite games. Samsung asserts that it will also be able to provide curated game recommendations on the home screen of your television by using “AI Gaming technology.”
Games will be able to make full use of the technology and software that is available on Samsung Smart TVs, which will allow them to deliver improved images and sound. In a recent announcement, Samsung indicated that the company was actively working on a variety of enhancements to improve the performance of cloud gaming on its televisions. This comprises a specialised pipeline for the streaming of video, complete with stringent flow control and optimised latency. In addition, the company is focusing on expanding support for a greater variety of gaming controllers, in addition to introducing support for the Bluetooth standard protocol and the USB HID device profiles.
In the latter half of this year, the Samsung Gaming Hub will become accessible on a variety of Samsung Smart TV models. It is not clear at this time if the function would only be accessible on Samsung Smart TVs manufactured after the year 2022 or whether it will also be made available on earlier models. The feature will be available via the primary navigation menu located in the upper left corner of the screen.