Samsung’s smart TVs are bound to get even smarter. Not only will they charge your phone as you binge watch Orange is the New Black over the weekend, they also make it easier for you to pay for games like Eternal Warrior 3. This is because Samsung is integrating its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, into its lineup of smart televisions.
As long as your debit or credit card is linked to Samsung Pay through your smartphone, all you need to do is log in to your Samsung account on the supported Samsung TV and next time you want to purchase content, you won’t need to do a thing, everything will be hassle-free or so we expect. PayPal is also supported in this arrangement. Samsung promises that users will go through just 3 easy steps in order to complete the purchase of an application, a game or other entertainment content like shows. Assuming you already added the necessary cards or accounts to Samsung Pay, select whatever it is you want to buy like for instance some extra coins in a game you’re playing, click Pay Now, enter PIN and you’re done.
The first batch of games to support Samsung Pay on TV will include Gamefly Streaming, Buddy & Me, Deer Hunter, Eternal Warrior 3, Frontline Commando: DDAY, Golf Star and Casino World Championship.
Samsung Pay is currently undergoing tests in Korea with its debut in the market expected at least by Q4 in the United States and Korea as Samsung still makes steps to avail it in other countries. The company is partnering with MasterCard for the European roll out of the service. We expect to hear more about Samsung Pay at the August 13th unveiling of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge both of which are expected to arrive supporting the payments service as will Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch.