Samsung has just teamed up with Yahoo, creating a multi-year partnership that will bring the search company's interactive Connected TV platform to Sammy's 2012 lineup of smart TVs

Connected TV—software that brings interactive content like trivia, program statistics and playable games to the shows you're watching—hasn't gotten off to the best of starts so far. Clearly, though, Samsung thinks it shows promise. In particular, the tie-in will allow Samsung TV users to use their smartphone or tablet as an extra remote, or as a means through which to consume Yahoo's additional content. That sounds pretty good.

The one major downside? Yahoo's service also recognises commercials—so you could expect twice the advertising along with your entertainment. [Engadget]