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Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:25 pm
by josh_day
According to https://www.lds.org/media-library/acces ... s?lang=eng

Samsung and LG Smart TV's will have the Mormon Channel.

Does anyone know when this will be?

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:04 am
by JonesRC
We are currently working on the Mormon Channel for Samsung connected TVs. Pending approvals we are hopeful to have it out before to long. Happy to hear their is interest.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:30 am
by josh_day
I will use it.

Currently there are no religious apps available on Samsung, so for now you would have a captive religious audience.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:05 pm
by jonathangoff
I would also like to see one for Vizio TVs as well.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:22 pm
by josh_day
The best option for now is just to get a Roku which has BYU TV and the Mormon Channel.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:45 pm
by RossEvans
I noticed this week that my Samsung Smart TV now offers an app for BYU TV, which I installed and tested. So at least that is now an option for watching the next General Conference. Still no Mormon Channel app there yet.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:59 pm
by johnshaw
So how useful is this if we can't stream anything in our meetinghouses? Why put dev resources into doing something that is against the stated go-forward intended process of online media usage for meetinghouses?

Just trying to understand.... my little brain is having a hard time with what seems to be a dueling message.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:10 pm
by RossEvans
JohnShaw wrote:So how useful is this if we can't stream anything in our meetinghouses? Why put dev resources into doing something that is against the stated go-forward intended process of online media usage for meetinghouses?


I think the target audience for the Mormon Channel (announced for this particular medium but not yet ready), as well as BYU TV, is the universe of rank-and-file member households and even beyond, to the interested public. The church obviously has a concerted effort to broaden access to church audio-visual content in a variety of electronic media venues beyond Roku.

The Mormon Channel is basically a brand, and is being marketed as such.

This is a different objective than meetinghouse display, although the technologies may overlap. They are not mutually exclusive.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:19 am
by RossEvans
In sampling BYU TV programming on the Samsung app this week, I have noticed a persistent problem with the video and audio being badly out of sync.

I won't have a chance to try it for General Conference this week because I will be out of town. But if the Samsung app did exhibit this problem with conference content, I would prefer not to use it because the effect is so distracting. Even if I had no other alternative than a browser on my laptop, the quality of the experience there would be better than bad sync on a large TV.

Re: Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:48 pm
by DavePeterson
Where did you find the Samsung app? I am not able to find it in the catalog of apps on my Samsung Smart TV.