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Samsung Pushes Apps for TVs

Techstination feature for Thursday, August 26, 2010

Samsung pushes apps for TVs. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Internet connected TVs are becoming the norm from just about all of the big manufacturers allowing consumers to connect to services like Netflix for movies and Pandora for music. And Samsung is working to develop a library of apps...much like what you have on all of the smartphones. Senior VP John Revie ...

"The key focus for us has been about quality, getting meaningful apps that consumers will want to use and actually be utilitarian or actually improve their lives and enjoyment. So we have different social media, VOD apps, informational apps and even sports apps. So we're trying to get quality apps which people will actually use."

To get developers interested, Samsung has launched a Free the TV Challenge with prizes totaling half a million dollars. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Gadgets | Consumer Electronics