In an effort to expand the capability of their Smart TV range Samsung is using CES 2019 to reveal a new “Remote Access,” feature that lets owners remotely control compatible programs and apps on their PCs, tablets and smartphones through their Samsung Smart TV, the concept is like Chromecast in reverse.
For example, you can easily connect a keyboard or mouse to a Samsung TV without a separate HDMI cable connection you can also easily link other devices such as a smartphone or tablet to the TV.
The concept is remarkable similar to Google Chromecast, you can browse for content on your Android phone or tablet, then “cast” that content to your Smart Samsung TV.
It lets you stream content on your big screen but with the convenience of browsing on your portable device. The Samsung Remote Access feature works in a similar fashion, but the other way around. Using Remote Access, you can access content that is on your PC from your TV, which could be useful if your PC is in another room and you need to grab documents from it to view on a larger screen.
To achieve this while also delivering secure connectivity Samsung has partnered with enterprise software provider VMwareRemote Access, they have also integrated its proprietary Knox security technology into its Remote Access features.
Embedded in Samsung’s Smart TV line-up since 2015, Knox is supported with regular firmware updates for continuous protection. Knox has been certified by Common Criteria for its security performance and is the only security solution in the TV industry to receive this certification.