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Flingo creates smart TV app for Linkin Park

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 3:06pm
Brian Santo

The inevitable is happening as apps start coming directly to smart TVs. Linkin Park is releasing its own app specifically for smart TVs to distribute its own content directly to fans.

Using the app, developed by Flingo, viewers will be able to access video, behind-the-scenes footage of studio sessions and concerts, photos, and tour dates.

The app will soon be available on smart TVs including Insignia, LG, Samsung, Vizio, Sanyo, Western Digital and Netgear devices. Flingo says it is currently available on 7.2 million screens in 117 countries worldwide.

"Flingo provides us with a new way to connect with our fans and give them immediate access to our videos," says Joe Hahn of Linkin Park. "With our app available in the newest Internet-connected HDTVs, we know our videos are going to look great and sound amazing. Plus, the app gives us total creative control over the format and frequency of which we can reach viewers and listeners, an uncommon luxury for most musicians today."

"We're very honored to launch Linkin Park's app for smart TVs," says Alvir Navin, co-founder of Flingo. "As a musician myself, I am always looking for ways that artists can bring their creativity to large audiences directly. Linkin Park is one of the biggest rock bands of all time, so people are going to love 24-hour access to the band's latest news and videos in the convenience of their TV with all the sound fidelity of a home theater environment."

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