Samsung: YouTube Tops Among Downloaded Apps23 May, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Both globally and domestically, YouTube is the No. 1 application downloaded on Samsung connected HDTVs, the company said May 23.
Samsung also announced it had passed the 5 million mark for total applications downloaded, 14 months after the company launched its application store. Vimeo, Blockbuster, Dailymotion, Google Maps, AccuWeather and USA Today were among the other top-downloaded applications.
“It’s no surprise that these applications would be at the top of the lists globally and regionally,” said Kang-hyun Kwon, SVP of Samsung’s Media Solution Center. “The TV is a family-based device and people want to lean back and enjoy their time in front of the TV. These apps are the entry point for consumers to discover other experiences on their TV like gaming and social networking, as well as the limitless possibilities being created by our third-party developers.”
Currently there are more than 550 applications available for owners of Samsung connected HDTVs.
“The success of our developers and the rate at which our downloads have increased are evidence that this new medium of apps designed specifically for the television experience is taking hold in the consumer living room,” said Kevin Kyungshik Lee, VP of Samsung’s visual display business.