BBC News app launches on Samsung Smart TVs

BBC News app launches on Samsung Smart TVs

The BBC has launched a BBC News app on Samsung Smart TVs.

The app will bring video and text content to Samsung's internet-connected televisions and later on "a range of connected devices".

The app is due to go live on the Samsung Apps Store - which recently announced 5 million app downloads - from today.

The move aims to bring better value for money to licence-fee payers by repurposing BBC Online products for a range of devices.

Designed to complement the BBC's 24-hour news channel, it shows the corporations willingness to embrace new platforms and technology, as shown by the success of BBC iPlayer.

Phil Fearnley, General Manager for News & Knowledge in BBC Future Media, said: "Internet-connected TV is developing as a medium and presents an exciting and engaging complement to our existing TV services."

"Looking forward, we are particularly interested in creating seamless, personalised, and location-aware experiences of BBC News across all connected devices – mobiles, tablets, computers, and TVs."

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).