More information has emerged on IKEA's Uppleva TVs, which are set to hit stores in Europe from next month. According to GigaOM, the Uppleva line will be smart TVs, featuring around 20 apps tailored for specific countries. IKEA has already secured a number of big-name partners, including YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion. As well as streaming portals, the apps will enable music playback, gaming, VOD, and "catch-up" video playback. The TVs will also arrive with the Opera for TV web browser built-in.
The Uppleva TVs will be available in screen sizes ranging from 24 to 46 inches, and feature an integrated Blu-ray player and separate wireless subwoofer. GigaOM reports that the Uppleva range will launch in selected stores in Italy, France, Germany, Poland and IKEA's native Sweden next month before expanding, as previously announced, to additional stores and European countries this fall. IKEA is expected to launch its new TV line worldwide in Spring 2012.