Samsung launching 3D video on demand service for Europe

15 Apr 2011

ALICANTE – Samsung has revealed details of its upcoming 3D video on demand service for Europe, which will launch later this month.

The service will contain some free 3D content, in the hopes of making 3D TV viewing more mainstream. The company also said it would be reducing the price of its 3D glasses.

The service has already debuted in Korea, which included content from animation studio Dreamworks along with other 3D films and trailers.

The video on demand service would work with 3D smart TVs. In 2011, Europe will see 400 apps available for Samsung’s range.

At the IFA Global Press Conference, Samsung also showed off one of its smart TVs, the D8000, which includes a 5mm bezel, a built-in camera and offers 2D and 3D visuals.

It features a Smart Hub, giving access to apps, the web and content from connected devices, such as a tablet, smartphone and camera.

Using its AllShare functionality, users can search for content not only from other devices, but from the web. They can access videos from YouTube, pages from Facebook, information from the internet in general and from their own browser histories.