"Samsung really is a leader in the VR industry ... but it's in its infancy"
but there are so many possibilities
of course the entertainment industry is one of the most interesting areas of growth
but VR isn't going to just be for professionals, it's going to be for consumers to create their own VR content.
you don't need a headset to enjoy VR experiences. you can view them on flat screens and still get a better experience
cameras like the Gear 360 are affordable, easy to use and small
When they're all easy to use and share, it's a great thing
it's going to be possible in our mobile devices — that wasn't the case with slower phones
Rhee notes that there are still issues with VR
headsets are heavy, cause dizziness, don't have the best image quality8
they're working hard to fix all of these issues
Samsung is working on dedicated and wireless VR experiences. and not necessarily ones that are powered by phones ...
Now we're moving onto TVs
Samsung is the #1 television brand ... that's pretty well known
21 million Tizen-powered smart TVs sold last year alone
20 billion hours of TV consumed with them.
$1 most used streaming content platform in the industry
800 premium partners work on the Tizen smart TV system
"We're not just a TV company"
so it goes beyond just those panels. home automation, wearables, appliances, enterprise
If you make a Tizen app, it's going to be discovered
you can simply cache mobile services to TV screens with adding more devices
the Smart Hub is all about bringing apps to the front of the experience
it brings users and partners together
Partners can curate specific content to show users
the biggest and most visible platform for getting to users directly
and of course Samsung supports second screens, too
sending content from phones to TVs
Crackle, Vimeo, Fandango and others have already added these features
Samsung's smart TVs also enable gaming
500 game titles are available, in 43 countries
revenue for game services is growing regularly. with samsungs built-in payments.
what good is a great service if you can't monetize with it?
well, you can easily accept payments right on the TV from users around the world.
there's also an open-source project called Toast that lets you write once and export for multiple TV platforms, including Tizen
Samsung is not just the world's leading TV manufacturer, it's also the leading smart TV platform.