Samsung Electronics Announces the Upgraded Game Service for its Smart TVs

Jan 07, 2016

Additional streaming and downloadable games available through 2016 Samsung Smart TVs
Samsung Smart TV GAMES gaining popularity with 4.5 million monthly users globally

Mississauga, ON - January 7, 2016 - Samsung Electronics Canada today announced that it will broaden its line-up of streaming and downloadable games available through its 2016 Samsung Smart TVs. Consumers will be able to experience realistic gaming environments right on their TV while enjoying the line-up’s exceptional picture quality and large screen sizes.

Samsung will showcase the upgraded game service at CES 2016, enabling download and streaming games through 2016 Samsung Smart TVs. Recent additions include Assassin’s Creed III, Batman: Arkham Origins, and The LEGO Movie Videogame from PlayStationNow, will be available for gamers to stream games directly through their Samsung Smart TVs. The games available through the service will range from action, sports and racing to role playing game (RPG), first person shooter (FPS) and board games.

The addition of so many game titles will enhance Samsung’s Smart TV GAMES offering even further; so far, its service is being used by gamers in 43 countries, with a record of boasting 4.5 million monthly users – directly reflecting the increasing popularity of gaming in recent years.

The PlayStationNow service will also be improved in 2016. This service is available in the U.S. and Canada, and offers subscribers nearly 300 games, including recently added titles. Popular PlayStation 3 games such as Mortal Kombat, The Last of Us: Left Behind,God of War III, BioShock 2 and Borderlands 2 will also be included.

In addition to a massive expansion in streaming options, Samsung Smart TV users can also download over 100 games to play, including Revolt3, Deer Hunter, Eternity Warriors 3 and more.

“Samsung’s 2016 Smart TV line-up elevates the home entertainment experience and is a direct response to the expectations of consumers that their TV should be more than just a device on which to watch content,” said Pat Bugos, Vice President, Consumer Electronics Sales and Marketing, Samsung Canada. “The new Smart TV gaming service is just one feature that offers an immersive gaming experience to get players closer to the game and will continue to expand as Samsung partners with publishers of popular games.”

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[Disclaimer] *To use the 7 - Day FREE Trial, you need a free PlayStation®Network account, PlayStation Now compatible device, such as a select 2016 Samsung Smart TV, DualShock® 4 controller and a 5Mbs or greater broadband Internet connection. You also need to accept the PlayStation Network Terms of Service. Service availability and performance may vary by area or other factors. This 7 - Day Free Trial gives you full access to the PlayStation Now game subscription catalog. At the end of the 7 - day trial period, your PlayStation Now 1 - Month Subscription will automatically begin and you will be billed $19.99 each month. You need a credit card or alternate payment method associated with your PlayStation Network account.

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