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the widgets issue
+1 on this. please keep us up-to-date on this.
any answers, btw?
no response from Samsung?
I'm quite surprised there's no response from Samsung on this topic yet; I thought they'd be keen to let us know all about one of the key features in their 2009 lineup, especially since I'm a prospective customer.
Anyone from Samsung care to comment? Or is there very limited info on this feature??
Does Samsung ever really answer any questions here
I am starting to think this board does not really have any answers. I could not even get them to give me panel specs.
I'm holding out hope that Samsung will reply to this thread & I have an additional question..
Are the widgets used on Sony's XBR9 and Z-Series the same as the ones the Samsung uses? If Sony and Samsung are using the same widgets then this is quite promising because it's not just 1 manufacturer that is pushing this technology.
Since Samsung haven't bothered replying to this, maybe the Sony XBR9 is a better option [off to find the Sony forums...]
1) Is there going to be a generic RSS reader widget?
Not yet but widgets are under developpement by lot of developpers and now one will be apple to tell you when a widget will be available.Keep updating your TV and all approved widgets by Yahoo-Samsung will be available.
2) With the video TV widget (e.g. CBS), will they work in non-US countries?
Apparently widgets are released according the erea in your profile.And fortuately you can change the erea in your profile.
@malosn; thanks for your reply! I'm a developer and would like to write my own widgets; however the SDK still isn't available What's the approval process like? Having to have them approved is a bit of a barrier, especially if Samsung/Yahoo lose interest in the platform. What I'd like to see is a directory of approved widgets, and one containing everything.. at least then I can develop thing specifically for myself.
Will the widgets ever be integrated into the 2008 models
Unfortunately right now the Widgets suck.
The proposed widgets were one of the reasons I bought my 40B650 set. Now a few months in I have to say I am pretty disappointed in the content. None, I repeat none of the good stuff that I read about is available. Do I really want or need Soduko? I don't think so.
Where is the Netflix? Where is the Showtime? How about CBS? All MIA. Until there is QUALITY content widgets are pretty much a gee-wiz type of joke. Albeit an expensive one.
Sony's widgets & streaming video
@Matt832 - The Yahoo TV Widgets website actively promotes Netflix, CBS etc. I'm amazed they're not available yet! I hear the new Sony's which use the widgets, but also have stacks of streaming web content, such as Revision 3's videos, Cranky Geeks and stuff like that.
I'm sure Samsung can do exactly the same thing, but from the (lack of) responses from them here maybe they're not really bothered about widgets going forward & are just using it as an advertising gimmick.
youtube widget available but...not working
i tried again today and noticed that youtube widget is now available version 1.0.27. i installed it but it was not working... will keep you updated.
Yahoo widget rocks
Thanks Samsung; a useful, fully featured, widget! If you could choose the toggle to the HD version that'd be even better.. and maybe save off searches as favourites to save typing them in each time. Keep up the good work!!
now ok working
i changed the country in the parameters from france to us and now it is ok.
ps:i m in dakar capitale of senegal in west africa
Thanxs for the youtube widget
Hi Samsung thanx you for the yahoo widget.
In the next version of it can can you make it posible to login on a youtub a count so that i can play my playlists
Please pass on a request for a "repeat play" on/off in the YouTube widget setup.. The Panasonic has it for there version of YouTube... The Samsung needs it as well... It is a complete pain without it, as it just continues to plays onto the next random video.. I sure hope this gets aded in.
A reply from the future
Here it is, fully 2 years after your intial post and there is still no Yahoo Netflix widget. kinda sucks doesn't it? Especially when you consider that Samsung TV's from 2010 can access Netflix through the apps that are available. Without Netflix yahoo widgets suck big time. The interface is too clunky and the process takes too long to be really usefull. Of couse it's because its not really a computer but a TV.