TVs are starting to show signs of being more tightly integrated with mobiles as set manufacturers begin packing Wi-Fi chips into their products.

As I’ve mentioned before, I think this is the start of a new channel for mobile marketing and should be explored immediately, especially with theĀ announcement of Android TVs.

Samsung have released a remote control application for their fancy new internet-enabled TV, available for free in the App Store. It does the usual stuff you would expect for a TV remote application but what is interesting is the game pad and gesture-based controls for changing volume and channels.

So will eventually lead to the NFC TV concept? I think it will, manufacturers of TVs are constantly looking to provide you with new excuses and buzzwords to get you to part with your money, just check out the sudden influx of 3D home displays.

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