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Samsung to include Remote Access on its 2019 smart TVs to control other devices

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Samsung has announced Remote Access will be one of the many new features available on its 2019 line-up of smart TVs which will allow wireless connectivity to other devices in your home and to cloud services.

Remote Access will allow users to connect wirelessly from their Samsung Smart TV to PCs, tablets and smartphones and remotely control compatible programs and apps and access content.

Users will be able to link a wireless keyboard to the Samsung Smart TV to make it easier to search for and control their on-screen content.

This means users can remotely access a PC in another room through the Samsung TV to do things like surf the web or play a game on their television screen using their TV’s connected keyboard and mouse.

It’s the same experience just on a larger screen.

You can access web browser-based cloud offers services using Remote Access to access files and even work on documents through their Samsung Smart TV.

Remote Access is powered by VMWare Horizon, a virtual desktop infrastructure solution which means the feature can be used anywhere in the world.

“Samsung and VMware share a passion for helping workers to be as productive as possible,” said Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing at VMware.

“We continue to expand our partnership, so that those working remotely will have a seamless experience as they access virtual desktops, applications, and online services from their favourite Samsung devices – including a Samsung Smart TV.”

On the security side, Samsung has utilised its proprietary Knox security technology into Remote Access.

Knox has been embedded in Samsung’s smart TV line-up since 2015 and is supported by regular firmware updates for continuous protection.

Samsung will reveal its 2019 range of smart TVs at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.

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