Mobile World Congress is just a few days away, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from pulling back the curtain on TV Discovery: a new service that lets users search for and watch live TV, on-demand video and even online content from outfits such as YouTube. The platform, which will work on Samsung's mobile devices and Smart TVs, serves up recommendations and even hones its ability to gauge your interest in programs the more often its used. When loaded on a tablet or smartphone, TV Discovery can act as a universal remote control, slinging commands to cable and satellite boxes, Blu-Ray players, home stereos and more.
Of course, if you're feeling social, the solution will also let you share what you're watching with others and check up on your friend's TV-viewing habits. Netflix and Blockbuster will be on tap for the platform in the US, while Europe will have access to Acetrax, Wuaki, MovieMax, FilmIn, Chili, Pathé and SF Anytime. TV Discovery will hit all of the firm's 2013 Smart TVs in the US, Korea and 12 European countries -- including France, Germany, Italy and the UK -- during the first quarter of this year. Slates and smartphones in those countries, however, will see nab the experience during Q2.