Samsung Smart TV, Apps Built for Your TV
Discover a new dimension in TV with Samsung Smart TVs and the Samsung Apps platform. Samsung Apps are a growing collection of web-connected apps specifically built for your TV that connects you to your favorite digital content like videos, sports, games, social networking and much more.
With web-connected apps on your Samsung Smart TV, you can stream movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, music from Pandora and view updates on your Facebook or Twitter accounts. It’s the apps that matter to you, now available on your TV.
Movie and Music Apps
Movie apps like Vudu and Netflix take “on demand” content to a whole new level. These apps let you download and or stream content in real-time from movie and TV libraries with thousands of options. Miss your favorite Thursday night TV show? With Hulu Plus™ you can watch recently aired TV shows from networks like ABC, Fox, and NBC—on your own time. And, music lovers can appreciate streaming music on their TVs as well as personalize their own TV radio “station” with the app from Pandora.
Real-time Gaming, Twitter and News
Looking for real-time interaction? Why not let your TV screen double as a virtual playground for games like Texas Hold’em and QuizzMaster. Or download popular entertainment and useful informational apps like AccuWeather, USA Today or Google Maps. And, if you really want to connect, Samsung’s suite of TV apps also include popular social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter.
Connect Your TV to the Internet
To start using the Samsung Apps platform on your Samsung TV you must first connect your TV to the internet, which is an easier process than it may sound. You can do this wirelessly with a wireless adapter like the LinkStick or by using an Ethernet cable. With Samsung’s web-connected TV apps, TV becomes more than just something to watch—it becomes an interactive entertainment system.
Adding Apps to Your TV
The first thing you should do is check out the Samsung App Store. This is where you can learn how to register your Samsung TV, Blu-ray player or Home Theater component, and activate your account. After that downloading an app is as easy as going to the Samsung Apps menu on your TV, selecting the app you want to purchase (there are a number of free apps), and clicking “Buy now”. You can purchase as many apps as you want at once and new apps are adding to our catalog on a weekly basis so be sure to check back often.
Samsung introduces prescription glasses for 3D TVs
Samsung has announced that it will soon offer 3D glasses customized for users who typically wear corrective lenses. The company is working with optometrists to build 3G glasses with prescription lenses, eliminating the need to wear two pairs or frames or contacts.
The prescription glasses will be available with a one-week wait for custom manufacturing. The company has yet to disclose pricing, but the prescription offerings will likely command a premium price well above typical 3D glasses.