Ahead of its global roll-out, Samsung’s ambitious payment service ’Samsung Pay’ is going to make a debut on company’s select range of smart TVs. The new feature would enable users to easily purchase content directly from the convenience of their TV. In this way users will be able to buy and watch the content of their choice (including games, apps, and movies), without the need of any other device to make payments.
Users will be asked to set a PIN when registering for the first time, after that they can browse and select the item from the provided list and then proceed to payment by clicking on the ‘Pay Now’ button, and then they will be asked to enter the PIN number that they had chosen at the time of registration. The feature accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and many other billing options.
For the users who have a Samsung smartphone, they will be allowed to transfer their credit cards, debit cards, PayPal details saved on their Samsung account by simply signing in to the TV. The service will be made available on select 2014-2015 models of Samsung smart TVs and will be initially launched in 32 countries. Samsung will give a better demo of the feature at the forthcoming Unpacked event in New York on August 13.