Samsung launch new voice and gesture-controlled TVs in NZ

Samsung New Zealand is now making available smart TV’s that can be controlled by voice commands and hand gestures.

Available now is the ES8000 which comes complete with a camera mounted on top of the screen to allow viewers to control functions using hand gestures.

Viewers can gesture at the chosen app on the TV then ‘click’ it by making a closed fist.

Microphones are also installed next to the camera which respond to commands such as “channel up”. The remote control also features a microphone.

Samsung New Zealand’s TV and audio-visual manager, Glen Chean said the new range will “change the way people interact with their TVs”.


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