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how do you add more apps to the BD-C5500 player?

by BP2U / August 31, 2010 2:09 PM PDT

Where and how am I supposed to add more apps? The player doesn't even have some that are supposed to be included (DailyMotion)..

The apps website just has pics and info, and through the player I can't search or add any new apps. I signed up, even added a credit card, but what can I do?

Am I missing something here?

Other info:
WiFi, had it for a week, seems like there has been at least auto update to Internet@TV.

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how do you add more apps to the BD-C5500 player?
by Samsung_CE_Tech Samsung staff / September 1, 2010 3:37 AM PDT

BP2U,

Currently, the only way to add more apps is to do so through the Samsung App store. If there are no additional apps available in the store, then there are no available apps to download at that given time. If for whatever reason you are missing apps from your player that were advertised to be included, I would suggest contacting your regions Samsung Apps service center for additional information (the number can be found on your regions Samsung.com contact page).

--CETech

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thanks
by BP2U / September 1, 2010 4:31 AM PDT

I did notice last night that the icons next to the apps show whether it's available on the TV or the players.. so I guess I do have the ones advertised for my Blu-ray player -- it's just disappointing that I can't get more apps for my player.

Are those in the works?

If I could have Netflix and Hulu Plus (which I applied for), then we migiht be 'set' without actually having any channels at all! Happy Ahh the future of 'TV'.

Just missing my sports then Sad

Thanks for your help,

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thanks
by Samsung_CE_Tech Samsung staff / September 1, 2010 4:43 AM PDT
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BP2U,

Not a problem. There are more Apps in the works, both from Samsung and from other 3rd parties, but I don't have any time frame as to when they will be released. Also, some Apps are region specific, so if you are in a different region than, oh say, the US, you may not get apps like Netflix... yet. All I can say is keep checking your region's Samsung.com page for any updates on future available apps.

--CETech

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by BP2U / September 1, 2010 6:57 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

Thanks Happy

I just visited this site: http://www.samsung.com/apps/ and signed up, entered my card info, etc.

Will new apps be shown here? Will they automatically be updated as options in the Blu-ray player menus?
It seems like most of them are for TVs and not players. Will new apps be available for both? I just hope that new apps will be available on the player I have, and that it isn't "dead" on arrival Silly

I'm not in a huge rush. Just trying to figure out what to expect..

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for example:
by BP2U / September 1, 2010 7:02 AM PDT
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For example, this app is one I would LOVE to add along with Netflix (FYI I am in US and Netflix works great).

http://www.hulu.com/plus#devices

It has the player icon next to it on the apps page, but the Hulu page just lists Samsung Apps Enabled BD-C6900.

Does that mean I won't be able to install it on a BD-C5500?

This is what I don't understand: if someone creates an App, why can't it work on ALL of the Samsung products? Didn't Samsung create one platform that can be updated across products??

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for example:
by Samsung_CE_Tech Samsung staff / September 1, 2010 7:20 AM PDT
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BP2U,

In reference to your previous post, new apps will be shown in both the App store online and in the BD player once they become available for that unit. But like I stated before, I don't have any time lines right now as to when Apps will be available. Hulu is in that same category. I unfortunately do not have any info on when that is coming along to other players.

--CETech

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possible?
by BP2U / September 1, 2010 1:30 PM PDT
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Is there any way to confirm that the HULU Plus app will *ever* be available on the C5500? It is the only app that is listed on the 6900 model but not the 5500.

Was it a recent addition to the 6900 player?

I put in a message to Hulu support as well.
Thanks again,

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possible?
by Samsung_CE_Tech Samsung staff / September 1, 2010 2:03 PM PDT
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BP2U,

It was a recent addition, but again, I do not have access to release notes for future applications. All I can say is keep checking on Samsung's website for any news on when new applications will be released.

--CETech

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