Samsung recently unveiled that the Samsung Smart View app is available for the Samsung Galaxy S 2. The Smart View app allows users to watch TV through their Samsung Galaxy S 2. However you need to link it first to a Samsung Smart D7000/D8000 TV, which start from a pricey £1300 but do have LED screens and 3D compatibilty.

This isn’t the first time Samsung has offered TV content using your mobile phone. In 2010 they launched the Samsung Remote, allowing you to watch the same TV programme that you were watching on your TV on your mobile phone. The intention was that you wouldn’t miss any of the programme and could watch the programme anywhere in the house, when making a cup of tea for example.

This idea didn’t really take off so Samsung has created the Smart View app. The app allows you to watch whatever programme you want instead of the same one. The idea has very big potential, especially with use with tablets. The Smart View app will be out for the Samsung Galaxy Tab later this year, and is currently only available on the Galaxy S 2.

Guy Kinnell, Marketing Director for TV, Samsung UK said “Samsung Smart TV is leading the ‘smart revolution’ not only with the features of Smart TV itself – such as rich content, 2D and 3D picture quality, smart functions and design – but also with input devices using our Qwerty smart remote control, the Samsung Remote app, and now with Smart View,”

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