Samsung says 5 million of its TV apps have been downloaded, B&C reports.
According to the article, "In a move that highlights the growing consumer embrace of connected TVs, Samsung Electronics Co. has announced that the Samsung Apps store has seen more than 5 million downloads of TV apps worldwide since it was launched in February 2010 and that consumers are now downloading about 25,000 TV apps a day."
The story adds, "Two million apps were downloaded between the February 2010 launch and January of 2011 but it took just four more months to cross five million."
The article notes that, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, "manufacturers will ship about 5.2 million connected TVs in the U.S. this year–a figure it expects to hit 16.4 million in 2014–and Samsung has been particularly aggressive in forging ties to developers and content providers as a way of differentiating its products."
Finally, the story says, "The Samsung Apps store currently has over 550 applications designed specifically for the TV, with gaming, video and information apps accounting for nearly 60 percent of them."