Available in the UK, North America and Japan, Samsung has now announced support for YouTube 3D in its Smart TV line-up following its promises earlier this year at the IFA 2011 electronics show.
Users with Samsung 3D Smart TVs will be able to access over 8,000 3D videos and Samsung has also stated that it will work with YouTube to expand this offering in the future. What the firm didn't make clear was whether all 8,000 videos will be true 3D or 2D to 3D up-scales. 3D TV owners may update their televisions via the firm's Smart TV app portal.
This may not sound like a significant update, however, 3D content on YouTube is growing at an increasing rate, the ability to access this content directly from the TV could avoid the less-than-ideal link-up with a 3D Ready PC and at the very least would save users not already equipped with 3D hardware for their PC the cost of software such as NVIDIA 3DTV Play to enable 3D viewing on a television. The availability of extra content will no doubt help boost the 3D industry as it continues to grow and this move follows trend as LG also added the ability to view 3D content on YouTube earlier this year.