Let's face it: there's one key reason that this year's most recent televisions have been dubbed "Smart TVs"; they run apps. Following the massive success of mobile app stores, the major television manufacturers are now calling out to developers to convert the humble flat panel into a world class, customisable entertainment hub.
It's still early days for apps in televisions. Quality and quantity vary greatly across the different brands — and while games are potentially a big selling point, there isn't anything currently on offer that wouldn't be better experienced on a smartphone or a PC.
Still, there are some useful applications hidden within the hundreds of rubbish ones on the various TV app stores. Here are the best of the bunch.