June 11, 2010
| by Arlen Schweiger
If you were the type of person to spend countless hours in front of a TV as it is, how much time do you kill now with the added video streaming and web access that today’s connected TVs deliver?
Or maybe you just plug away hours in front of your computer instead?
We keep getting closer and closer to a glorious combination of the two, so soon we’ll have no reason to leave the couch. Toward that end, Samsung wants to make sure you stay planted by bringing more cool services to its Samsung Apps platform, which was announced at CES this year.
Its latest two additions to the Apps lineup are a couple of cool time wasters you may have heard about—Facebook and Google Maps.
You can download the apps directly from all 2010 Samsung Blu-ray players, Blu-ray Home Theater Systems (HTIBs) and the majority of Samsung TVs with screen sizes 40 inches and bigger, the company announced.
We’re sure you’ll have a blast hosting guests for dinner parties, too, when you can pull up everyone’s Facebook pictures and then show them the aerial and street views of their houses on a big-screen TV.
And you thought staying up to date with Facebook on your tiny smartphone screen was cool.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.