New Samsung’s 2016 Smart TVs to Get Better Security, More Games

Ahead of CES 2016, Samsung has announced more details about its upcoming 2016 Tizen-based Smart TV lineup.

The South Korean giant has announced that its new Smart TV lineup will pack a three-layer security solution as well as bring over 400 streaming games (from PlayStation Now) and 100 downloadable games.

“Samsung’s 2016 Smart TV lineup is a direct response to the expectation of consumers that their TVs should be more than just a device on which to watch content,” Samsung’s vice president of display business Youngchan Kim said in a prepared statement. “The new Smart TV gaming service is just one feature of a TV that offers all-round entertainment. Our game offering will continue to expand, as Samsung partners with publishers of popular games.”

In addition to the TV, users will need a few things in order to use PlayStation Now. First, the service requires a 5Mbps Internet connection or better, and to actually play the games, you’ll need a DualShock 4 controller from Sony. A subscription to the service costs $20 per month, but a seven-day free trial is available.

In November, Sony added over 100 PlayStation 3 games to the service’s unlimited-play lineup, bringing to total to over 300 games. Recently added games include a number of games in the Resident Evil franchise, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead Rising 2, Mega Man 9, Strider, Bionic Commando Rearmed, and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

Samsung will be showing off its upgraded game service at CES next week alongside its new SmartThings Hub and GAIA security solution, all of which will feature heavily in the company’s 2016 smart TV lineup.

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