Samsung has just teamed up with Yahoo, creating a multi-year partnership that will bring the search company's interactive Connected TV platform to Sammy's 2012 lineup of smart TVs
Connected TV — software that brings interactive content like trivia, program statistics and playable games to the shows you're watching — hasn't gotten off to the best of starts so far. But Samsung clearly thinks it shows promise. In particular, the tie-in will allow Samsung TV users to use their smartphone or tablet as an extra remote, or as a means through which to consume Yahoo's additional content. That sounds pretty good.
The one major downside? Yahoo's service also recognises commercials — so you could expect twice the advertising along with your entertainment. [Engadget]