Samsung to make it easier to connect your PC to your Smart TV

Samsung has announced a new initiative to make it easier to use your smart TV as a giant monitor called Remote Access.

The initiative will make it possible to connect a keyboard and mouse to your 2019 Samsung Smart TV and then wirelessly remotely access your PC, tablets, smartphones and even a virtual machine provided by VMware which offers a web browser-based cloud office service, so users can access files and work on documents from their Smart TVs.

“Samsung is committed to creating an intuitive and convenient user experience for consumers. 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. “We will continue to collaborate with our partners to expand the compatibility of Remote Access and provide more services to our users.”

“Samsung and VMware share a passion for helping workers to be as productive as possible. 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 favourite Samsung devices – including a Samsung Smart TV,” said Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing at VMware.

Samsung has not said which of their new TVs will be supporting the feature, but I expect we will be hearing more at CES in January next year.