Samsung to use televisions as NFT gateways.

    TVs as NFT gateways?

    Samsung has announced a cooperation with NFT auction platform Nifty Gateway, making good on a promise made at CES 2022 to introduce NFTs to its TVs. According to a press release, Nifty Gateway says it’s “now integrated with Samsung’s NFT platform,” allowing you to “browse, display, and interact with NFTs” on Samsung’s “2022 premium TV product lines such as QLED and Neo QLED TV,” according to a press release. Samsung’s The Frame and Micro LED TVs will also have a Nifty Gateway app.

    In other words, you’ll be able to watch NFTs on your Samsung TV. Isn’t that just so great? You may even buy or sell them, according to Decrypt. However, it’s worth mentioning that Nifty Gateway is far stricter about who can sell artwork on its site than OpenSea, the most well-known NFT marketplace.

    Optimized NFT viewing

    When you display an NFT, Samsung’s TVs will “optimize the settings for an accurate portrayal of the artist’s idea,” according to an announcement broadcast. That’s great to know; I’d be crushed if this NFT (made by one of the artists highlighted in Nifty Gateway’s press release) didn’t appear with pixel-perfect precision on my Samsung TV.

    Nifty Gateway and Samsung’s Smart Hub

    Samsung’s Smart Hub will include Nifty Gateway’s integration, and it appears that Samsung intends for you to use NFTs as ambient artwork. So, let’s assume you’re watching The Social Network and you decide to turn it off because you’re angry with Mark Zuckerberg for being mean to Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. Your TV would then enter Ambient Mode, displaying artwork from your handpicked gallery—which you could fill with NFTs via Nifty Gateway, the Winklevoss twins’ portal. Is Samsung’s NFT integration really a nice screensaver? No. It’s the way things are going to be in the future.

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