Samsung has announced that its Samsung Apps platform, the world’s first app store specifically for televisions, has surpassed two million app downloads globally, reaching the milestone in under a year since it launched.
Demonstrating the demand for applications on Samsung’s Smart TV’s, the number of apps downloaded doubled since November, offering 380 applications (259 of which are free) to its customers in over 120 countries around the world.
Whilst it took 268 days for the store to reach one million downloads, it only took 53 days to reach two million, with consumers downloading an average of 100,000 applications every five days.
Samsung is well known for supporting its developer community, the company regularly schedules events and meetings for Samsung Apps developers so that they can ask questions and understand the tools made available by Samsung.
“This achievement and the short period in which it was achieved demonstrate the rapidly growing popularity of applications and content for Smart TVs,” said Mr. Sangchul Lee, Senior Vice President of Samsung’s Visual Display Business. “Samsung’s leadership role in this category has paid off and allowed us to provide new experiences for consumers that are more rich and integrated than any before.”
Published January 17, 2011 — 10:06 UTC