“The new Samsung Smart Hub will change the way you discover content.” Those are the words of Samsung’s Tim Baxter, who just introduced Samsung’s brand new user interface for Smart TVs. The new user interface supports five home screen panels for applications, browsing the web and much more. It also has S Recommendation for recommending shows that you might to watch and more.
New 2013 TVs, such as the F8000, will come with it preloaded and it’s the first thing anyone will see then they power it up. One panel is called “On TV” and shows what’s currently online with personalized suggestions. Other panels are available for movies, apps, photos and even music collections. Gesture technology can be used to navigate throughout Smart Hub – if you select a photo you can rotate it or zoom in. Another social panel allows you to see videos that are trending on your most used social networks and Skype.
The final panel has Samsung’s smart TV applications, which are launched by Samsung and its developer partners. Apps include Bravo, Redbox, Netflix, Hulu, Fox and more.
The new Samsung Smart Hub will be available for older devices, we presume, although Samsung didn’t name them.