By Stephen Schenck | February 20, 2013 9:02 PM
While we’re looking forward to seeing a ton of new devices at the Mobile World Congress, that’s just part of what companies are coming there to promote, and we’ll be hearing about a whole bunch of software and services, as well. Samsung’s gotten the ball rolling a little early, and we’ve just learned of its upcoming TV Discovery service, a system to help connect you with TV and movies.
While TV Discovery will be integrated with Samsung’s smart TV lineup, the service will also be available through mobile devices; we haven’t yet heard just which will be supported, but expect to see it on a number of the company’s smartphone and tablet offerings in the near future.
After learning about how you get your TV and which channels you have access to, TV Discovery will let you search for and watch content that interests you – the idea is that the more you use it, the better it gets about learning your tastes, and the better suggestions it can make in the future. Content sources include regular TV networks, on-demand programming, and even services like YouTube and Netflix.
There’s also a social component to let you share news of what you’re watching with friends, and if you have one of the company’s smart TVs, you’ll be able to use your tablet as a remote to control it.
While TV Discovery will be coming first to smart TVs, mobile devices in the US, South Korea, and a number of European nations will get access sometime in the second quarter of the year.