Accedo Broadband, provider of app stores and applications for IPTV and connected TV, today announced that Napster, the pioneer of digital music, selected Accedo to help develop, test and launch its Napster application for the Samsung Apps.
“Napster is a leader in music streaming services, and their service is perfectly suited for enjoyment on TV,” commented Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “We are thrilled to launch the Napster application for Samsung’s latest Connected TV platform. We believe music is one of the most attractive non-video applications for the TV experience in the living room.”
“With their expertise and experience in the TV apps industry, Accedo was a logical choice when we decided to launch TV applications” commented James Mitchell, Napster senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Their pragmatic approach and dedication to deadlines made it possible for us launch a high quality application in a very short time.”
The Napster application is now available on select 2010 Samsung TVs 40-inches and above, as well as select 2010 Blu-ray players and Blu-ray home theater systems on the Samsung Apps platform. A Napster subscription is required, but those customers new to Napster can sign up for a free 14-day trial to experience the service in their living room and on their Web browser.