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Samsung has reached an impressive first milestone. One million downloads of their apps aimed at HDTV's. Even more impressive is the low numbers of available apps that made this possible, namely just 200 and as pointed out by TechCrunch:
Which seems to state that Samsung knows how to curate and approve quality applications.
Samsung said the most frequently downloaded TV apps worldwide include Hulu Plus, ESPN Next Level and Texas Holdem, this is a subset of apps besides Netflix, Twitter, Pandora, Blockbuster and Vudu. The company further said:
"Samsung is committed to exceeding consumer demand for a better TV viewing experience by providing high-quality Smart TVs equipped with a broad range of interactive content."
UberGizmo points out that:
The store is available on more than 50 percent of its 2010 TV lineup and expects the Smart TV sales to hit 6.5 million units by the end of the year and 20 million units by 2012.
Comments in the TechCrunch article aren't too positive when it comes to the Samsung TV app experience, but it seems that nevertheless the drawbacks, an app-ified environment is what people are looking for.