Samsung has created a simplified payment system for its Smart TV devices. This will be great news for millions of customers who purchase content from the no. 1 smart TV manufacturer. The new payment service is said to support “major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and other mobile billing options”.
What it supports is not the highlight, though. The manufacturer is more excited to showcase how easy it is to use this new payment system. After the initial registration set-up has been completed, it usually takes only 3 steps for the user to complete a transaction. Simply choose the item you want to buy, press the “Pay Now” button and enter your PIN number. You are done!
We know what you are thinking, though. Yes, Samsung’s Smart TVs don’t run Android, they run Tizen – so why are we talking about this? For starters, we know many of our readers still love Samsung televisions. Furthermore, this new payment method also takes advantage of a neat feature many Android users will be able to take advantage of.
Those who use a Samsung mobile device can transfer their Samsung account information and registered payment methods to their Samsung Smart TV units, making it even easier to take get everything set up. It makes the process of buying content and accessing in-app purchases within games (which is also a new addition to the experience) much easier.
In addition, Samsung promises tight security. PayPal users can expect the same level of privacy they have with other devices, and Samsung’s secure on-screen keyboard will keep your passwords and input data safe from falling in the wrong hands.
More details on availability are to come, so Samsung urges us to stay tuned. You know we will be keeping an open eye on the Korean manufacturer, so stick around!