Samsung TV apps reach 10 million downloads

Samsung Apps has hit the 10 million downloads mark after just five months in the market place.

The world’s first HDTV-based app store’s meteoric rise has seen it recently celebrate the milestone of 1000 registered applications and 10 million downloads.

Downloads have grown 100 percent just five months after reaching 5 million downloads in May 2011 and it currently has an average of 50,000 downloads per day—twice the number registered for May.

In addition, online video applications remained at the top of the list for the most downloaded apps both globally and regionally with YouTube remaining the global favourite and topping the leader board in both the United States and South Korea.

The boom in Smart TV downloads is partly down to the diverse offerings available to users. On-demand news apps like BBC News offers top live news of the day in video and text, updated 24 hours a day while CNBC Real-time app and TIME TV provide insight, analysis, breaking news, photography and video. Locally specialised applications such as “Lovefilm”, “Berliner Philharmoniker” in Germany, and “Telstra’s NRL Game Analyser” in Australia have also proven to be very popular.

Samsung is also a forerunner when it comes to encouraging developers and regularly holds Apps Contests in a number of countries across the globe as well as promoting good practice and information exchange though its Samsung Developer Forum (SDF).

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