Samsung introduces new Remote Access in Smart TVs, starting next year

Samsung yesterday announced the introduction of Remote Access in Smart TV lineups, starting in 2019. Remote Access is a new feature providing enhanced wireless connectivity with PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Remote Access enables users to remotely control compatible programs and apps through their Samsung Smart TV.

“Samsung and VMware share a passion for helping workers to be as productive as possible. 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 favorite Samsung devices – including a Samsung Smart TV.”

Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing at VMware

Remote Access allows users to directly control their devices connected to a TV with a keyboard and mouse in addition to displaying the content on a larger screen. Additionally, web browser-based cloud office service can be accessed through Remote Access, so users can now access files and work on documents from their Smart TVs.

According to Samsung, Remote Access can be used anywhere in the world thanks to VMware Horizon, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that Samsung and VMware, provide to consumers.

Samsung says that to address security concerns surrounding wireless connectivity and cloud services, Samsung has integrated its Knox security technology into its Remote Access features. Embedded in Samsung’s Smart TV lineup since 2015, Knox is supported with regular firmware updates for continuous protection. Knox has been certified by Common Criteria for its security performance and is the only security solution in the TV industry to receive this certification.