Samsung announced Monday that its 2022 smart TVs will support non-fungible tokens (NFTs) starting in the first half of 2022, as Blockchain-based NFT adoption gains momentum globally. The NFT support integrates MICRO LED, Neo QLED, and The Frame to allow users to discover, purchase and trade digital artwork. The first Samsung TVs with Mini LED technology debuted at CES 2021, and they turned out to be among the best screens the company has ever produced – except for the extremely expensive The Wall. With less hardware innovation this year. Samsung will focus more on software refinements and new features.
The world’s first TV-based NFT explorer
Samsung said in a statement that NFT shipments are growing, which created a need for a solution to today’s fragmented viewing and purchasing environment. “In 2022, we will launch the world’s first TV-based NFT explorer and marketplace aggregator, a platform that enables you to browse, purchase, and display your favorite artwork in one place,” Samsung said.
In addition to Samsung’s Tizen OS, the new smart TVs will come with a completely new user experience, described as “a testament to our vision for the future of TVs.” At the center of the new experience will be a new Media Screen. According to Samsung, this will aggregate streaming content from any provider into one easy-to-read place. A continue watching section will aggregate content from any provider at least that’s what Samsung claims. The feature will also include personalized recommendations.
Smart TVs will boost NFTs
NFT platform allows creators to share their work with the world and allows potential buyers to preview an NFT before purchasing it and learn about its history in blockchain data. NFT will unveil more details about its platform in the months to come. Digital assets such as NFTs have existed for years, but the last few months have seen a new surge in cryptocurrencies and crypto-art. Through NFTs, owners of unique digital items can buy and sell them using cryptocurrencies, and their ownership is tracked using the Blockchain. With the advent of these smart TVs. The NFT market is about to have yet another big boost with this advancement.