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October 17, 2013 in TV + Video News

New SAMSUNG Smart Media Player Helps Any TV Get Smart

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – October 17, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the availability of the Samsung Smart Media Player (GX-SM530CF), bringing live TV content and all of the Smart TV apps consumers know and love to their current TVs that lack Smart Hub capabilities. Packed with more than 100 Smart Apps including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU and YouTube, the Smart Media Player also enables viewers to access cable content without having to pay expensive monthly rental fees associated with a cable box.

At just $149.99, the Samsung Smart Media Player delivers an affordable way for consumers to easily discover and enjoy the live TV programming and movies they love. With the included remote, viewers can seamlessly switch between cable content to the many video and social apps available through the device.

“With our new Samsung Smart Media Player, we’re providing consumers with an all-in-one solution that makes the TV-watching experience ‘smarter,’” said Jim Kiczek, Director of Digital Audio and Video at Samsung Electronics America. “This great product brings the Samsung Smart TV experience to any digital TV, giving customers a seamless home entertainment experience that combines live cable content and Smart TV applications all in one device.”

Entertainment Freedom

The Samsung Smart Media Player supports content from major cable providers and does not require monthly service fees associated with a cable box rental, making it a great addition for a second TV that doesn’t have Samsung Smart Hub capabilities. Getting live cable content has never been easier with the Smart Media Player. Customers can rent a CableCARD from their cable provider and insert it into the device, providing access to local channels and content. With the remote, viewers can seamlessly toggle from cable content to movies, videos, games and other Smart TV content. The one-time purchase of a Samsung Smart Media Player enables consumers to achieve significant cost savings over time while delivering a new TV viewing experience.

Packed With Smart Technology

Bringing the best of the Samsung Smart TV experience to other TVs, the Samsung Smart Media Player comes packed with more than 100 Smart apps including favorites such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU, YouTube and more, giving viewers a vast variety of content to choose from. The built-in Samsung S-Recommendation feature helps customers discover what they want to watch without surfing channels. Based on what customers are watching, S-Recommendation becomes smarter and will queue new shows and content to watch now or in the future.

Giving consumers the flexibility to take their favorite movies and shows on the go, Samsung Smart Media Player comes with AllShare, which allows viewers to share content from their mobile devices to their TV from anywhere. With the Screen Mirroring feature, customers can easily share video and photos on the big screen with the push of a button on a compatible smartphone or tablet.

The Samsung Smart Media Box will be available on October 23rd at the retail price of $149.99.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.


Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.