Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Babar Bhatti1
2 Millionth Application Downloaded for Samsung Smart TV
We had discussed the technology trend of TVs and Internet Apps. Here’s a press release from Samsung which has been at the forefront of this trend.
Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. today announced that Samsung Apps, the world’s first application store for the television, has reached its two millionth TV application download globally. Samsung reached the 2 million mark within a year of the launch of Samsung Apps and the number of apps downloaded has doubled since November, when it reached one million downloads.
Samsung Apps allows users to purchase and download applications from a wide variety of content and service providers, directly from their Smart TVs. Samsung Apps boasts around 380 applications designed for Smart TV, of which 259 are free. The store is currently available in 120 countries around the world.
Samsung Pakistan’s Managing Director, Mr. Hee Chang Yee said; “This achievement and the short period in which it was achieved demonstrate the rapidly growing popularity of applications and content for Smart TVs. Samsung’s leadership role in this category has paid off and allowed us to provide new experiences for consumers that are more rich and integrated than any before.”
Some of the most frequently downloaded applications from Samsung Apps are YouTube, Hulu Plus, ESPN Next Level, AccuWeather, Google Maps and Texas Holdem, and other sports, movies and gaming.
Throughout 2010, Samsung held “Free the TV Developer Days” and contests around the world, bringing together developers and notable leaders across the connected TV ecosystem. Samsung announced a series of high-level partnerships with cable television leaders Comcast and Time Warner as well as online video leaders Hulu and Adobe.