When it comes to TV announcements during CES, the one company that we look forward to seeing what they have planned is Samsung, as they are the biggest TV maker in the world. We already knew that they had a number of Samsung Smart TV 2013 updates planned, such as a new Hub interface, but we have also learned that they also wish to show off their very own 4K TV as well, which we will talk about at a later date.
The new five-screen interface will not only be included in the new 2013 range of Samsung Smart TVs, but also some of the older models by way of an update via an add-on device — although this will not be the case with all models. Samsung knows that since TVs began to connect to the Internet they needed to offer new ways to keep us occupied, which they have done a decent job of so far, but the South Korean TV maker knows that they need to simplify things to keep consumers interested.
You’ll see in the video below just how simplified the new Hub interface is, which will now be ready to use the moment you turn your TV on. You will be met with 5 screens, On TV, Video On Demand, My Content, Social and Apps.
Will you want the new 2013 features on your 2012 Samsung Smart TV? Going back to the 2012 models, as we said above you will be able to get these updated features for those who feel cheated that they have missed out. However, there is a downside, as you will have to purchase a Samsung Evolution Kit, which is expected to cost $200-$300. You will have to decide if you wish to pay the extra just to give your 2012 Samsung Smart TV some extra processing power.
Personally I’m not prepared to pay any extra to get these new features, as it is just too much money for what I would get in return.