large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung Smart TVs could soon control your home

A Samsung Smart TV platform update has been announced, highlighting how the company’s TVs could soon offer control for the rest of your home.

As the Internet of Everything trend becomes a reality, the new Samsung Smart TV Software Development Kit 5.0 has been confirmed, bringing with it a new collection of devices and platforms compatible with the system.

Meaning that your Samsung TV will soon be able to communicate to a wider array of devices, the update will see home appliance items such as your connected fridge, air conditioning unit or even your lighting able to be controlled via TV apps.

A large scale update which will bring Samsung’s Smart TV platform to the cutting edge of the industry, on top of support for added devices, the patch will introduce a new Web UI framework, allowing developers to use HTML 5 standard to create more engaging apps, similar to those on smartphones and tablets.

On top of this, the Samsung Smart TV Software Development Kit 5.0 will bring multi-screen support to the TV service. The will allow developed apps to work seamlessly across TV and smartphone platforms to create a more familiar and user-friendly experience.

An area that looks set to be a major talking point for the company at CES 2014 next month, the new Smart TV SDK will be available for developers to download from January 6, the date of the Korean manufacturer’s eagerly awaited press conference at the global tech show.

Next, read the new Samsung Galaxy S5 hands on review

Via: PocketLint

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.