The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 will kick off later this week on January 5. Ahead of the start of the event, Samsung has started showcasing its product lineup for this year’s event. Many new smart TVs are included in this list. While each year makes significant changes to its product portfolio, one of the defining features of this year’s smart TVs is support for NFTs.
For non-starters, NFTs or non-fungible tokens are digital tokens that can be used to represent ownership of unique items such as art and collectibles. They are secured by the Ethereum blockchain and are available in limited quantities because they are backed by assets in the physical world.
Now, Samsung has announced that its 2022 lineup of smart TVs will have support for its new NFT platform that will enable interested users to discover, buy and trade digital artwork. Additionally, interested users will be able to preview an NFT before purchasing it. They will also be able to learn about its history and blockchain metadata through the company’s dedicated NFT platform.
“With the increasing demand for NFTs, the need for solutions to today’s fragmented viewing and buying landscape has never been greater… In 2022, Samsung is introducing the world’s first TV screen-based NFT explorer and marketplace aggregator, Which is a groundbreaking platform. You browse, buy and display your favorite art – all in one place,” Samsung wrote in a press release.
As far as availability is concerned, Samsung said that its NFT platform will be available as an app on its select range of newly announced smart TVs, which include Micro LED, Neo QLED and The Frame.
Apart from the NFT platform, the Korean electronics giant has also introduced a gaming hub on its 2022 Smart TV lineup that will enable gamers to play games more quickly through various game streaming services. “Players will have access to an extensive library of games through Samsung’s partnerships with industry leaders – NVIDIA GeForce Now, Stadia and Utomic – and this is just the beginning,” Samsung said. Additionally, the company has introduced a new Watch Together app that allows users to video chat with friends and family while watching their favorite shows and movies.
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