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Smart TV apps (2015)

by muzz8 / June 2, 2015 2:13 AM PDT

I've just upgraded to a 43" Samsung Smart TV.
I'm very disappointed about the apps.
I do have All 4 (4 On Demand).

The BBC IPlayer icon is there, but says it's not available.
There is no ITV Player & no 5 on Demand.

If I web-browse them & find them, it says they need Adobe flash installed in order to work - which it won't do.

Also, regarding film viewing, all the apps seem to have a monthly rental (Netflix, Amazon etc. etc) which is no use to me. I really need a pay-as-you-rent app like Blinkbox which has thousands of titles. But the app only works on Samsung Smart TVs from 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 and NOT on TVs bought this year... Hmmm !

Anyone got any other ideas? Or do I just resign myself to getting all those above apps & films on my laptop & connecting it to my new TV?
Kinda defeats the object of a Smart TV doesn't it?

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All true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2015 2:17 AM PDT
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This complaint is spot on and what I'm finding is that folk wanted a Smart TV to do so much more. That is, folk wanted a browser on par with a Windows PC. That didn't happen.

As to BLINKBOX, that would be up to them to get the app on the TV, not Samsung. If they did it on prior models, they are likely working on newer models.

HOWEVER, not all Smart TVs are created equal. I ran into one Smart TV that did little more than show movies and pictures from USB. Yes, it was smarter than other TVs.

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Same here ... Not opening App.
by flyboy1228 / October 6, 2015 9:39 AM PDT
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I am in the same position. Just purchased a Samsung UN48JS8500 4K UHD 3D TV. Downloaded and subscribed to Acorn TV that I downloaded from the Web Browser. It will not allow me to watch the shows or movies because it says I need Adobe Flash Player. When I click to download Adobe Flash Player, it will not allow me to download it. It says the system will not support it. Must be some way to watch the shows and movies that are offered on Acorn TV. So much for Smart TVs! I sure hope someone knows a way to work around this problem.

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My workaround contines to be
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2015 9:51 AM PDT

Small boxes like Amazon Fire (just unpacked the new 4K model last night), Roku and PCs on a stick.

TV makers have ulterior motives in the smart TV system. Such as placing ads on the screen and controlling content and apps. Fix? Use it as a TV.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 3, 2015 11:48 PM PDT
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I'm sorry to hear this! Because the television is so new, there's a lot of apps that haven't been released yet, but stayed tuned they're releasing new apps all the time!


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