Samsung Reveals New Smart TV Payment Feature

August 5, 2015 - Written By Dennis Patrick

There’s been a strong move in changing the way consumer pays for goods and services. We’ve seen companies bring out services for smartphones recently to where a consumer can simply use their smartphone when paying for their bill. Samsung even recently announced their own upcoming service known as Samsung Pay. Today we’re looking at a different new service feature from Samsung. The leading global company within the smart TV market has revealed a new way consumers can purchase digital goods directly on their smart TV. Here’s everything we know so far about Samsung Pay on TV.

The announcement came directly from Samsung in which the company revealed that consumers will now have the ability to purchase digital goods directly on their Samsung smart TV. Right off the bat Samsung has developed the feature to be compatible with major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal along with other popular mobile billing options. This ultimately means that whatever you’re currently using right now to purchase goods will likely be accepted through Samsung Pay on TV. Overall the process is simple with just three steps needed before you’re ready to make your first few purchases. First you must input your standard billing option, select the item you wish to purchase and then finally input your personal identification number. However, it’s worth noting that Samsung devices with your account information already registered can easily be transferred over from the device to your smart TV once they are synced up.

Furthermore, it’s worth pointing out that this new payment service being offered through Samsung will only be available on select 2015 and 2014 Samsung smart TV models. The content that can be purchased ranges from music, movies, video games and other services through Samsung although in-app items will be available in the near future. Samsung revealed some of the first few video games that will be compatible to make in-app purchases through your smart TV, these applications include Gamefly Streaming, Buddy & Me, Deer Hunter, Eternal Warrior 3, Frontline Commando: DDay, Golf Star, and lastly Casino World Championship. It will be interesting to see how well this service takes off and if we’ll hear more about the Samsung Pay on TV service during their upcoming Unpacked event set later this month.