Samsung Pay lands on smart TVs

Samsung has launched a version of its new payment system specifically for smart TV sets.

The electronics giant announced Samsung Pay for mobile back in April, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6. Now it’s announced a similarly titled payment system for its extensive smart TV range.

Samsung Pay on TV has been designed to create an intuitive and secure method for purchasing apps, games, and media content through the Samsung TV UI.

In addition, Samsung is announcing plans to to launch additional content premium content for games on its smart TV platform. Samsung Pay on TV will be a handy way to rack up those in-app purchases fuss free. Isn’t that considerate of them?

You can set the Samsung Pay on TV service up with either a credit or debit card, or a PayPal account. What’s more, if this account is already associated with a Samsung account, they will automatically be set up for use with Samsung Pay on TV.

Once you’ll set up your payment accout, you’ll only need to enter a four digit pin number to authorise payments through your Samsung TV.

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Samsung seems keen to highlight Samsung Pay on TV’s secureness, too. Besides benefiting from PayPal’s sophisticated payment protection system, the company has incorporated its Secure Keyboard – “the world’s first secure virtual keyboard and input mechanism on a TV” – when entering payment information.

Samsung Pay on TV is initially rolling out to select 2015 and 2014 Samsung smart TV models in 32 countries.

Find out how we got on with rival payment service Apple Pay when it launched here in the UK: