Modern televisions are not just bought to watch television programs but to consume content without any schedule. This is why, nowadays, most people buy TV sets with Smart TV on board. This functionality is currently absent only in most simple models. Almost all modern televisions are multifunctional multimedia complexes, through which you can listen to music and watch your favorite TV series. The creation of such applications is a very promising investment, allowing in a short time to get a huge audience. So, how to develop a smart TV app and how much will it cost?
What is a smart TV app?
The development and spread of Internet technology have led to the fact that modern televisions are no longer limited to transmitting only over-the-air TV broadcasts. Common models have been replaced by “smart” TV sets and set-top boxes with Smart-TV functions, which provide their owners access to the Internet with all the corresponding possibilities.
However, for this users need special applications, the most necessary part of which is installed by the manufacturer and the other can be independently downloaded from the Internet in order to use all the potential of “smart” technology. These are smart TV apps.
What are the types of smart TV apps?
There is no standard for what an operating system for Smart TV should look like and what it must be able to do. Each manufacturer creates its own interface, involving major developers. At the same time, all operating systems work with the same services. After all, the user doesn’t really care what operating system is installed in the TV. User needs to access YouTube, live streaming apps, such as Netflix, or social networks, preferably quickly, after pressing a minimum number of buttons. That is, the user cares about functionality, expressed in the number of applications and services that are available for a particular operating system.
As a rule, all applications available for installation are divided into several groups:
- Entertainment – a variety of services for viewing video content;
- Educational – useful cognitive widgets on various topics;
- News and information.
How does the smart TV app development process work?
The smart TV app process consists of a number of key steps. This is how smart TV app development company Perfsol describes it.
The first stage of the smart TV app development is the analysis of the idea and requirements of the client. Having estimated the concept the technology partner gives a further plan of action.
In the next stage, the designers are going to develop the look and feel of the app and the controls for the interaction between the components in it.
After that, developers write the code for the smart TV app and test it to make sure there are no bugs.
At this stage, the smart TV app is released on the app store.
After the release of the smart TV app, it needs to be maintained and updated when needed.
How much does it cost to develop a smart TV app?
And finally, let’s deal with the price of smart TV app development. It consists of two key factors. The first is the number of features in the app. The second is the developers’ rate per hour. The average cost of a smart TV app development in the USA and Western Europe is between $20,000 and $40,000.
However, you don’t have to shell out that much to get a quality result. By contacting experts from the region with lower rates you can significantly reduce the cost without loss of quality. For example, a team from Eastern Europe can build you a smart TV app at half the price mentioned above.
Owners of smart TVs have a wide range of apps available. The most popular services are those that became popular with PC users in the early days of the Internet. Take this into account when developing a smart TV app. In addition, you need a reliable technology partner to create a smart TV app. Contact Perfsol now and we will bring your idea to life in the shortest possible time.