Samsung made the announcement via a press release. The TVs will include a feature called "Remote Access", which lets customers wirelessly stream their PCs' output to their TV, while controlling everything with a keyboard and mouse. "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". It means that connecting any device to your Samsung TV should be easier, be that a keyboard, tablet, smartphone, or laptop. It did disclose that Remote Access will make it possible to remotely access a PC from a TV, which then seems to function as a gateway to the web, as well as a way to play PC-based games.
We'll know more about how well Remote Access works when Samsung launches its 2019 TVs, but the most likely place for it to put in a first appearance is CES next month.
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However, don't expect this feature to work freely as Samsung clearly notes it will enable control of some "compatible apps". Presumably, this will all be handled via Wi-Fi, but Samsung still needs to clarify that. VMware lets users access a particular desktop that is saved in a centralized server.
Samsung stopped short on revealing key details about Remote Access. With Remote Access, consumers will be able to easily access various programs, apps and cloud services installed on multiple connected devices directly through their TV screen, said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. As per its name, this feature allows users to remotely access certain programs and apps on their other devices including PC and mobile phones from the comfort of their Samsung Smart TVs. However, it remains to be seen how Samsung plans to handle latency issues, the main drawback of wireless-streaming systems. In the meantime, feel free to sound off in the comments section below if you have any thoughts!