Samsung reveals four hidden features every 4K TV owner should know

Samsung reveals four hidden features every 4K TV owner should know

With millions of us in lockdown, our TVs have become more essential than ever to relieve the boredom. Samsung is clearly aware that its television owners will be spending endless hours sat in front of these big screens and has revealed some top tips for getting the most out of these popular gadgets. So, if you have a Samsung TV, here four things you need to know.

FREE CONTENT ON YOUR TV

Did you know there’s plenty to watch without having to pay a penny extra?

With Samsung TV Plus, Smart TV users get instant access to over 100 channels spanning news, sports, entertainment and more – so they’ll never be at a loss when sitting down to stream.

Samsung TV Plus is 100 percent free and comes pre-installed on all 2016 to 2020 Samsung Smart TVs.

That means there’s no need to download anything or have to pump in your credit cards details. As long as your TV is connected to the web you can pick up where you left off on recently watched shows, discover new ones, and access video-on-demand services with ease.

The list of free channels – include CBS News, Bon Appétit, PlayersTV, and The Movie Hub in the U.S., as well as Rakuten TV’s Spotlight, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, and Drama Movies channels in Europe.

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GET UP OFF THE SOFA

Samsung has just pushed out a big update to its TVs aimed at getting you a little bit fitter.

From this week, owners of the popular tellies will be able to access a number of wellness apps aimed at keeping you fit and healthy – even when you’re stuck inside the house for almost the entire day in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Samsung says a total of six apps (four in the UK) will be arriving across the globe with a number of partners joining forces to bring this update to consumers.

The apps come from a number of fitness brands including barre3, Calm, Echelon, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels Fitness and obé Fitness. Together there’s over 5,000 hours of free at-home wellness content to be viewed.

These premium health and wellness apps will be fully integrated into Samsung Health, which will launch soon on 2020 Samsung Smart TVs, and will expand upon the suite of apps available today.

WORK ON THE BIG SCREEN

In 2019, Samsung introduced its exclusive Remote Access feature. Available on the company’s latest Smart TVs, it allows users to remotely access and manage their personal computer through their TV, regardless of their PC’s location.

Remote Access also comes equipped with Wi-Fi Direct, which facilitates seamless screen sharing between TVs and PCs, mobile phones and tablets.

This versatile feature opens the door for users to enjoy a wide range of content on their TV’s larger screen.

TURN OFF THE TV AND GET SOME PEACE

Even the most media-savvy among us occasionally find ourselves needing to take a break from staring at screens to enjoy some peace and quiet instead.

Thankfully, Samsung TVs’ Ambient Mode can help us do just that.

Ambient Mode enables Smart TVs to foster a relaxing environment by displaying works of art, family photos and other calming content when turned off.

For those times when you’d like to completely tune out, you can program Ambient Mode to match the wallpaper or background of the space behind your TV, so your screen will blend seamlessly into its surroundings.

Transforming your TV into your own personal photo gallery has never been easier thanks to Tap View. Available on Samsung’s latest TVs, Tap View lets you mirror photos and other media to your TV’s screen with a simple tap of your smartphone.

Published at Mon, 27 Apr 2020 06:20:00 +0000