Samsung has introduced a new application for Galaxy S II smartphone that can stream images directly to the smartphone from a Smart TV.
Dubbed as Smart View, the application supports Samsung LED Smart TV models, Series 7 and Series 8, both of which are available in India.
The Smart View App requires Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher updated running on the device and currently supports Galaxy S II.
New Smart View app acts as a full remote control for the Smart TV and Blu-ray Disc products when connected to the same via wireless router. The app even offers an onscreen keyboard wherever text entry is required.
Besides that, the app also acts as the optical game controller for the games on your TV. The gyroscopic sensor of the smartphone adds more fun while playing games on TV using your smartphone as game controller.
Noteworthy feature of Smart View is that it allows pushing content from smartphone to TV and TV to smartphone when both app and Smart TV are connected over Wi-Fi. Not only that, you can sit on the couch and fine-tune the controls for the TV and Blu-ray Disc players using the Smart View app.
One crucial part is that you’ll need to have a Wi-Fi network setup at home or connect Samsung Wireless LAN adapter to the TV USB port.
The app lets you do what one can do with Apple TV and iPhone/iPod touch using WiFi, i.e. two-way streaming of multimedia content between TV and a smartphone.
Currently the App supports only Galaxy S II and Samsung plans support for Galaxy S (GT-I9000), Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Player (YP-G870) in coming months.