TV apps archive

  • Samsung: Three TVs sold every second
    Televisions

    Samsung: Three TVs sold every second

    By 4 February 2013

    Samsung has proved itself as a major player in the consumer electronics space, not only with mobile handsets, but in the living room with its television sets. According to Samsung President BK Yoon, Samsung is on a roll. "Three Samsung TVs are sold every...

  • Napster music streaming app now available on LG Smart TVs
    Televisions

    Napster music streaming app now available on LG Smart TVs

    By 16 January 2013

    Rhapsody owned Napster announced that the company is extending its music streaming reach into the living room through a new free app on LG's Smart TV line. The Napster app, available for download from the Premium Apps card on 2012 LG Smart TVs, gives...

  • 3D Games now available to download to LG Cinema 3D TVs
    Gaming

    3D Games now available to download to LG Cinema 3D TVs

    By 30 July 2012

    3D games are now available to download to LG’s Cinema 3D Smart TVs as the Korean manufacturer expands its multimedia offering. Initially launched with five titles, all the games have been specifically optimised for the 3D platform (with the aid of LG’s...

  • Orange TVcheck app auto recognises programmes, makes TV social
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    Orange TVcheck app auto recognises programmes, makes TV social

    By 9 May 2012

    The Orange TVcheck app has landed in the UK, with the aim of making the "second screen" (that's your phone) an interactive TV partner.  After a successful launch of the app in France in September 2011, the TVcheck app will automatically detect which...

  • LG CINEMA Smart TVs get 3D content boost
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    LG CINEMA Smart TVs get 3D content boost

    By 16 April 2012

    Owners of LG’s Cinema 3D Smart TV will soon have access to even more three-dimensional content. LG’s 3D World service will offer more programmes in entertainment, sports, documentaries, lifestyle and children’s shows. While LG customers who purchased...

  • Spotify streams in to Virgin Media
    Apps

    Spotify streams in to Virgin Media

    By 29 November 2011

    The long awaited Spotify app for Virgin Media's TiVo platform has finally arrived, meaning Spotify Premium users can now access their favourite songs and playlists on their telly boxes, and better still, through their home cinema speaker setup. Last month,...

  • Adobe Flash 11 ready for download - even on your TV
    Apps

    Adobe Flash 11 ready for download - even on your TV

    By 4 October 2011

    The joys of Flash apps look set to grace our television sets thanks to the newly-announced Flash Player 11 and Air 3.  LG and TiVo users have joined in on the televisual Flash app party, alongside Samsung, which allow access to new Air-based applications...

  • New BBC homepage coming for smartphones, tablets and TVs too
    Online

    New BBC homepage coming for smartphones, tablets and TVs too

    By 21 September 2011

    If you thought that the BBC's new homepage looked like it'd be a perfect fit for a smartphone or a tablet, then you'd be right. The homepage was built with Auntie's "1 service, 10 products, 4 screens" policy in mind - and a smartphone, tablet and even,...

  • Google TV Android apps now in the making
    Home Cinema

    Google TV Android apps now in the making

    By 23 August 2011

    Google has announced that the preview version of the Google TV add-on for the Android SDK has gone live, letting developers get to work on apps for Google TV devices. "With the upcoming OS update to Honeycomb, Google TV devices will be Android compatible,"...

  • V Festival TiVo app fires up on Virgin Media
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    V Festival TiVo app fires up on Virgin Media

    By 10 August 2011

    Virgin Media is pumping up the volume ahead of the V Festival weekend with the release of a dedicated app on its TiVo boxes. Designed to sit alongside the V coverage that Channel 4 will be offering up, the app will give non-V goers the chance to see extra...

  • Samsung Teletext Holidays app takes us back to the 90s
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    Samsung Teletext Holidays app takes us back to the 90s

    By 28 July 2011

    In 1992 Pocket-lint and Mrs Pocket-lint had a week in the Algarve, 4-star, half-board, flights with BA and all transfers and taxes included for just £4.50 after booking with Teletext Holidays. And whilst that story is not actually true, it is a fact...

  • Sony 3D on demand app takes on Samsung
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    Sony 3D on demand app takes on Samsung

    By 13 July 2011

    Back in May, Samsung announced Explore 3D - a 3D video-on-demand app for its Smart TV range - and now it's Sony's turn to get in on the action with the launch of its 3D VOD offering: 3D Experience. Like Sammy's effort the Sony app gives users of connected...

  • APP OF THE DAY: BBC News review (Samsung TV)
    Online

    APP OF THE DAY: BBC News review (Samsung TV)

    By 17 June 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint how the BBC News app has hit the "fourth screen" - i.e. the TV - with the launch of the service on Samsung connected TVs (with more manufacturers to come on board in the future). Well, if you haven't had time to...

  • BBC News app hits Samsung TVs
    Home Cinema

    BBC News app hits Samsung TVs

    By 17 June 2011

    The BBC has unveiled the latest platform for its popular BBC News app - connected Samsung TVs. Speaking at an event at the BAFTA HQ in London, Ralph Rivera - the new director of future media at the BBC - described how the big screen platform fits into...

  • Samsung Smart TVs bulging with Gameloft and Five on Demand apps
    Gaming

    Samsung Smart TVs bulging with Gameloft and Five on Demand apps

    By 13 May 2011

    Gameloft has revealed the line-up of games it's bringing to Samsung Smart TVs this year. And the Korean consumer electronics giant has also announced a partnership with UK TV channel Five to add its Five on demand service to the company's television platform...