Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced that it has
strengthened its position as the preferred Smart TV Platform, along with
a series of new apps and services for Samsung Smart TVs.
CNET recently stated that Samsung’s Smart TV Platform was “the
undisputed king of content.” A broad range of apps is available covering
every category including entertainment, music, sports, fitness and
This year, Samsung is unveiling a roster of multicultural apps including
Univision’s UVideos, YuppTV, WatchIndia. TV, Crunchyroll and Viki
Premiere. Multicultural content is expected to be one of the fastest
growing SmartTV genres in 2013.
In addition, Samsung announced that 2013 will be the beginning of a new
era of truly interactive TV, as this year content providers such as ESPN
and Turner will be delivering apps that supplement live broadcasts with
additional information such as stats and trivia.
Delivery Agent, the leader in shopping-enabled entertainment for more
than 350 of the world’s leading global media brands, also announced at
CES a partnership with Samsung that will offer Samsung Smart TV owners
to shop the shows they are watching.
For example, while watching New Girl, viewers can purchase
clothing and accessories that character Jess wears during the episode by
either clicking the remote while watching the program or by navigating
to the application marketplace and accessing the “Shop the Shows” app,
which is available 24/7 to Samsung Smart TV users.
Other recently announced apps include Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Cloud
Player, CNET, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Bravo, Spotify, Showtime
Interactive, Crackle and an upgraded version of Verizon FIOS TV with
support for 75 channels.
These join an all-star roster of apps including Angry Birds, Discovery
Channel, AOL On, CNBC Real-Time, ESPN ScoreCenter, Hulu Plus, MTV Music
Meter, Netflix, TIME TV, WSJ Live and MLB.TV.
“This year Samsung cements its foothold as the Smart TV platform most
preferred by customers, developers and content providers alike,” said
Eric Anderson, vice president of content and product solutions at
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “Not only does Samsung offer just
about every app and service a customer could want, but our new Smart Hub
interface makes these apps easier than ever to get to.”
CES-specific information may be found at www.samsungces.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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