Next year’s crop of Smart TVs from South Korean tech giant Samsung will reportedly come with a gesture-based control system.
Samsung has been tight-lipped on the details so far, but it has been reported that the new gesture controls will allow users to change channels, pause, and adjust the volume using only simple movements of the finger. It might take users some time to get used to the fact that turning their finger counter-clockwise is enough to stop their TV, but it certainly is a cool trick.
Along with the cool new gesture controls, Samsung report that their previously-released voice controls will also get a serious upgrade. Tweaks made to the Smart TV voice settings will improve the software’s recognition abilities and allow you to just say which channel number you want to watch. These voice-controls will be available in 23 countries in total after Samsung roll out to an extra 12 markets in the New Year.
Although it isn’t quite clear yet what else Samsung has in store, or how responsive their gesture controls will be, the Smart TVs are expected to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month.