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Samsung Asks QLED TV Owners to Run a Virus Scan

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Performing a security scan on a television may sound ridiculous, but it’s exactly what Samsung’s US support Twitter account is suggesting be done “every few weeks.” There’s even a guide video showing owners of QLED TV models exactly how to access the built-in security scan feature. – Matthew Humphries, PCMag » https://trib.al/89SxBlI

Apple is putting iTunes and AirPlay on Samsung TVs

Samsung TV owners will be able to stream their iTunes movie and TV show library directly through their smart TV interface without the need of an Apple TV. The iTunes app will be coming to existing 2018 Samsung TVs after a firmware update and will be included on 2019 Samsung TV models as well. The TVs will also serve as AirPlay receivers that will allow iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices to wirelessly stream content to the TVs. – AFTVnews http://bit.ly/2CTi5ui

Netflix quietly rolls out HDR video streaming support for Galaxy Note 8

Netflix has added the Galaxy Note 8 to its list of HDR-supported devices, which should make the format relevant to a much bigger audience when the phone is released on September 15th. The Note 8 will be the fourth phone to support Netflix HDR video playback, joining the LG V30, and Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium. – Dani Deahl, The Verge http://ift.tt/2eynYA3

Samsung Isn’t Interested In Buying Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service

Tidal may grab plenty of headlines, but it also isn’t doing very well. As of late last year, the company only had one million paying subscribers, which puts it far, far behind the massive numbers that have been secured by competitors like Spotify, Apple Music, and iHeartRadio. While Tidal isn’t as popular as those that invested in it thought it was going to be when the company relaunched here in the U.S., that doesn’t mean it is done for. High-profile releases from superstars like Rihanna and Kanye West might have both been botched in their own ways, but they also brought a lot of attention to the struggling service. – Hugh McIntyre, Forbes

Samsung looks to up the game in its smart TVs by adding PlayStation Now

While Samsung’s smart TVs have had built-in games already, the company announced yesterday that its gaming lineup is about to get much more robust with the addition of Sony’s PlayStation Now service. With the addition of the service, owners of Samsung smart TVs will be able to play more than 100 downloadable and 400 streaming games. – Kristofer Wouk, Digital Trends

‘Gone’ is a VR thriller from the ‘Walking Dead’ team

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The episodes are broken down into five to six minute chunks and are entirely shot in 360-degree view, so you have to turn your head all the way around to get a glimpse of everything that’s going on. As the clip progresses, you’ll notice glowing “hotspots” peppered throughout a scene. If you tap at the VR headset’s controls while staring at one of these spots, you’ll be brought into an alternate point of view of the same exact scene. […] Available for free on Samsung’s Milk VR service, the first episode will be out starting December 8th, with the rest of the episodes to roll out in batches over the next year. – Nicole Lee, Engadget

TiVo’s new patent creed: Even Samsung’s cell phones infringe our DVR patents

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In the lawsuit, TiVo makes the claim that Samsung’s mobile devices infringe the patents it once only applied to DVRs. Because Samsung phones are “specifically designed and configured with hardware and software components that allow for the simultaneous storage and playback of movies, videos, television shows, and other multimedia content,” they must be made to pay royalties, TiVo argues. – Joe Mullin, Ars Technica

Gamefly’s Netflix-style game streaming is now on Samsung smart TVs

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GameFly expanded into streaming not that long ago, with a new service that launched in June. However, it was a relatively limited launch: in order to access the service, you had to use an Amazon Fire TV set-top box. Now the company is moving onto additional hardware by launching on select Samsung smart TVs starting today. […] Gamefly’s service is a bit different from all-you-can-eat streaming services like Netflix: instead of one fixed price that gives you access to all games, Gamefly lets you pay a monthly fee of $6.99 to access a bundle of seven games. Currently the library is relatively limited at around 40 games, but it does include some notable titles like Batman: Arkham Origins and numerous Lego games. – Andrew Webster, The Verge
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