Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

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Mormon Channel on Samsung/LG Smart TV's?

Postby josh_day » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:25 pm

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?

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

Postby JonesRC » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:04 am

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.

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

Postby josh_day » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:30 am

I will use it.

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

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

Postby jonathangoff » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:05 pm

I would also like to see one for Vizio TVs as well.

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

Postby josh_day » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:22 pm

The best option for now is just to get a Roku which has BYU TV and the Mormon Channel.

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

Postby RossEvans » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:45 pm

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.

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

Postby johnshaw » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:59 pm

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

Postby RossEvans » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:10 pm

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.

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

Postby RossEvans » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:19 am

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.

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

Postby DavePeterson » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:48 pm

Where did you find the Samsung app? I am not able to find it in the catalog of apps on my Samsung Smart TV.


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