Select models in Samsung’s 2009 flat-panel HDTV lines will support the new TV Widget service, called "Internet@TV – Content Service." The service, which adapts the Yahoo! Widget Engine, enables users to engage in a variety of experiences that traditionally could only be enjoyed on a PC. Not only will users be able to track their stock portfolio and stay on top of headline news, but they may also browse through videos, share photos and interact with friends. Users can access the service by connecting the HDTV to a home network via the built-in Ethernet port or using an optional Wi-Fi USB dongle.
The suite of TV Widgets range from a host of Yahoo! properties, including Flickr(TM), Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Weather and Yahoo! Finance, to third-party content from well-known brands, including USA TODAY(R), YouTube(TM), eBay(R) and Showtime Networks(R) among others. The content and services offered will grow to include video streaming and other popular internet services.