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Ikea’s Uppleva TV Gets Even Better – Now Comes With Apps

When the DIY furniture giant unveiled their first TV last month, some bloggers rolled their eyes, cracked jokes, and didn’t take it seriously. But it looks like Ikea has put more work into this TV than it first appeared.

Ikea is including the base and an integrated Blu-ray player so you can watch or listen to whatever content you have on hand. But the Uppleva is also Wifi capable, and earlier this week Ikea confirmed that this TV would ship with apps.  They haven’t released all the details yet, but you should be able to stream content from Vimeo, Dailymotion, Youtube, and other popular video sites. It’s also reportedly going to come with a web browser, though that app hasn’t been named.

Ikea plans to launch the Uppleva in Italy, France, Germany, Poland and Sweden next month, with expansion to additional stores and territories in Europe in the fall, and bring Uppleva to the U.S. in 2013. It’s expected to sell for $960 and up and come in a number of screen sizes (from 24″ to 48″).

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