Samsung wants to make it easier for viewers to search and discover new content on TV. The company will begin shipping TVs with a completely rethought user interface called the Smart Hub experience in the coming weeks. Smart Hub aims to help users spend less time searching for shows and movies and more time actually watching them. The updated technology, which Samsung unveiled at CES and comes with a slew of new apps and features, will debut in the company’s upcoming line of 2013 TVs, which Samsung says is its sixth-generation line of “smart” (i.e. Internet-connected) TVs. The units will ship later this month in the U.S., starting with the LED 8000 and Plasma 8500 series. The event featured cameo appearances by Kate Upton, Eli Manning and Flo Rida.
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