At CES Samsung showed off their new 2013 Smart Hub, and we got to see it in action.

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Five intuitive panels help consumers manage and navigate different types of content, which are displayed as thumbnail images for the first time so it’s even easier to select and watch the content on the big screen. With a light hand gesture (flipping), you can discover five totally different experiences in Smart Hub, as if you have five new TV sets.

Samsung Smart Hub has been redesigned to simplify the process of discovery for consumers. Apps and content are arranged into five dynamic panels with an easy-to-navigate interface and dynamic thumbnails for instant previews.

These panels are:

On TV – shows the channel that is currently playing as well as the most relevant, personalized suggestions that may be airing shortly based on consumer viewing habits

Movies & TV Shows – an easy view of movies and TV services and over-the-top content that are available from various content providers. Content is recommended based on the consumer’s viewing habits

Photos, Videos & Music – allows consumers to organize personal content and files on Samsung Smart TVs and other linked devices

Social – highlights user-created content from friends and family, popular videos from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and video call services

Apps – organizes downloaded Samsung Apps and recommendations for easy access

Here is the video showing it in action:

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And don’t worry if you have a 2012 Samsung TV, you can easily upgrade by purchasing the Evolution Kit when it becomes available later in the year.