CES 2017. AccuWeather has integrated Samsung’s Smart View capabilities into its Android app, allowing users to cast detailed, interactive AccuWeather radar and satellite maps from their apps directly onto their Samsung televisions.
This additional platform expansion with Samsung gives Android app users additional ways to view weather information and updates from AccuWeather, as well as personalising the weather.
Users gain access to Samsung Smart View capabilities by entering the map section of their Android AccuWeather app, allowing AccuWeather to search for compatible Samsung televisions. When a compatible Samsung Smart TV is available, a cast icon will appear on the screen of their mobile devices. After tapping the icon, users will see the listing and select the TV to project maps. After connecting with a Samsung TV, the AccuWeather Android app can be used as a remote control for the images on the TV, panning and zooming maps, exploring the radar animation, switching between radar and satellite views, and much more.
“AccuWeather is pleased to expand our partnership with Samsung on Connected TV platforms,” said Steven Smith, president of Digital Media at AccuWeather.
“We continue to expand our platforms for users around the world, providing the weather information they need with Superior Accuracy™ when and where ever they want it. Android users can now stream the most accurate, most trusted life-saving forecasts from AccuWeather directly to their Samsung television.”