TL; DR: It was only a matter of time before TV makers began to incorporate cloud gaming support into their latest models. We’ve already seen a handful of sets with varying levels of game streaming support. Samsung has revealed that some models in its 2022 line-up have easy access to a few different streaming services, passthrough controller support, and a centralized CEC hub.
Samsung gave CES 2022 a preview on some of its upcoming TV tech on Monday. In addition to three new smart monitors and a reimagined Eco remote with RF recovery, a “select” number of 2022 TVs will support Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now and Utomik game streaming apps.
The bracket is part of a feature called “Samsung Gaming Hub” and will make it easier to sign in and play to your cloud gaming accounts. The company first to have a reference to at the hub during an SDC21 keynote in October. The hub provides quick access to all gaming systems connected to the TV. By taking advantage of HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), you will be able to power on your device and automatically switch to the correct input directly from the hub.
Modern TVs have had HDMI-CEC for some time now, but Samsung seems to be streamlining the experience. The firmware is said to have passthrough controller inputs for PlayStation and Xbox gamepads, meaning gamers can play using a single controller on any supported console or cloud gaming platform. charged.
Samsung could not to confirm if the sets supported 4K cloud streaming, just saying it was working with other companies to deliver the best possible experience.
“We are working with partners to bring their best service levels to our platform,” Samsung gaming product director Mike Lucero told The Verge. “We will announce details as we get closer to launch.” Lucero has also hinted that the hub may come on older models, but Samsung is focusing on its 2022 TVs right now.