Samsung Intros Multi-Device Apps Store
Today Samsung announced a new application store that is compatible with Samsung TVs, blu-ray players and select mobile phones. The Samsung Apps Store will be primarily for TVs, with applications launching within a few months. Content partners will include companies such as AccuWeather.com, The Associated Press, Blockbuster, Fashion TV, Netflix, Picasa, Pandora, Rovi, Travel Channel, Twitter, USA TODAY, and Vudu. According to Samsung, several of the apps available this year will allow Samsung HDTVs to interact with select Samsung Wi-Fi-enabled phones. For example, Samsung says that consumers could play a game of poker on the TV and use a phone to control the on-screen play. The initial batch of apps will be free.
Samsung and The Weather Channel Team Up for Galaxy App
Samsung and The Weather Channel have created an exclusive weather app only for owners of Galaxy-branded smartphones. The Weather Channel App for Samsung offers features the regular Weather Channel app does not include.
Bixby Finally Speaks English, Launching on Galaxy S8 and S8+ In the US Today
Samsung today said Bixby now speaks English well enough and is ready for launch in the U.S. Bixby has been available in Samsung's home market of Korea since earlier this spring, but had been delayed in the U.S.
Samsung Makes Its Secure Folder A Downloadable App
Samsung today released its Secure Folder through the Galaxy Apps Store. Secure Folder is a protected space for smartphones that can store files, documents, images, videos, or other content that the owner wishes to lock away.
Galaxy S9 and S9+ Gain More AR Emoji from Samsung
People who own the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ now have access to twice as many AR Emoji stickers. Samsung today pushed an update to the My Emoji Maker tool in its camera app, allowing people to make use of 36 custom AR Emoji.
Very, very cool!