Samsung has this week launched a new Samsung Smart Media Player (GX-SM530CF) set-top box which comes supplied with more than 100 smart TV applications as well as allowing users to view cable content.
Applications including on the new Samsung Smart Media Player included popular services such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU, and YouTube.
The new Samsung Smart Media player is also equipped to provide users with access to live cable content without the need to pay the expensive monthly rental fees. As long as the cable company uses CableCard technology. Normally CableCards area available from a cable provider, for example Time Warner Cable rents its CableCards for $2.50 a month.
Other features of the Samsung Smart Media Player include a remote that enables viewers to easily switch between cable content, movies, games, and other smart TV content with a “simple finger swipe.” Samsung have also included S-Recommendation within the system, Samsung’s in-house software that helps customers discover what they want to watch without surfing channels.
The new set-top box will be available to purchase from stores from October 23, 2013 and will be priced at $149.99 and only time will tell as to whether the new Samsung Smart Media Player will be able to compete with the likes of Apple, Roku, and Google.
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