Below you can find some high profile Smart TV Apps that are very popular in some of the leading Smart TV countries like The Netherlands and Germany.
YouTube was one of the first video services to launch on the Smart TV portal in 2009 and remains a favorite among the Smart TV audience.
Bild.de is a very popular German news service, intuitively mixing videos with text to cover the latest news from Politics to Cars.
Funspot was the first Smart TV gaming app to launch on Smart TV in 2009.
AUPEO Music service was launched in 2010 and takes its place among other music services like Napster, iConcerts and more. The design of the AUPEO service makes it easy for the consumer to revisit pages and listen to his/her favorite music through “mood” selection features!
In Germany many Catch-up TV services have been added to the Smart TV app portfolio, such as ZDF, ARD, ProSieben, Sat1, ARTE and Hamburg1. This makes it very easy for Smart TV set owners to catch-up with their favorite missed programs.
Netherlands' firm RTL recently launched RTL Gemist in 2010, giving consumers the opportunity to catch up on their favorite shows broadcast on 4 of the company's channels. Other popular Catch up TV services that have launched include “Uitzending gemist” from NPO and Eredivisielive.
Many consumers are being driven to the Smart TV portal due to the variety of Smart TV Apps available. Preferred sites can be designated as favorites and there are lots more for consumers to discover at the Smart TV App gallery.