CES 2024: Samsung TVs get their own video game controller2024-01-08 15:11 by Daniela
Tags: CES 2024, Samsung TV, game controller
Samsung Gaming Hub, a cloud gaming interface built into the Korean company's TVs, is getting its own official video game controller courtesy of accessories manufacturer PDP, Samsung said in a press release Friday ahead of CES 2024.
Hardware partners who work with Samsung through the program will add a "Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub" badge to their products. Although Samsung Gaming Hub works with most standard Bluetooth gamepads, the company says the designation means the controller will provide the "best possible game streaming experience on Samsung Gaming Hub, regardless of the supported Samsung device players choose." Samsung describes the label as signifying "compatibility, quality, performance, safety and security" on its devices.
The first certified product will be PDP's Replay Wireless Controller, which carries a price tag of $49.99. For comparison, an official PS5 controller will set you back $69 while an official Xbox Series X controller is $55.
It has a built-in, rechargeable battery for up to 40 hours of playtime per charge and a 30-foot range. The controller also includes a Samsung Gaming Hub home button that immediately launches the Samsung Gaming Hub, a TV volume button, power control button and more.
The Replay is available for preorder on PDP's website and will be available from Best Buy and Amazon later this year. It's compatible with 2022, 2023, and 2024 Samsung smart TVs and monitors.
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