TV Makers Add Apps To Make Connected TVs Smarter

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    TV makers add apps to make connected TVs smarter - FierceOnlineVideo (click for full article)

    September 5, 2012 | By Jim Barthold

    "It's not enough for a TV to be connected to the Internet, apparently; it also has to be connected to an App Store to guide viewers to content and services.

    That explains, in part, a flurry of announcements from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and smart TV manufacturers that range from Samsung's (OTC: SSNLF) decision to add Google services--including the Google Chrome browser and Android application store--to its connected TVs to Google's launch of a VoD-style movie rental play through YouTube on connected devices by the end of this year, starting with Philips' connected TVs and devices.

    And then, there's video discovery start-up Redux, which already is working with Google TV and Samsung but is getting "deep integration" with LG (NYSE: LGL) Smart TVs and Blu-ray players."
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