Samsung has announced that all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and some 2018 TV models (with firmware update) will feature the new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries. Samsung customers will be able to use Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs.
“For the last decade, Samsung has been at the forefront of offering the broadest selection of content available to consumers on our Smart TV platform.” said Won-Jin Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “As the first TV manufacturer to integrate the Apple TV app on a Smart TV platform, Samsung continues to offer our customers incredible value and access to the Apple TV app experience on the largest screens available today.”
Samsung’s Smart TV platform users can select the Apple TV app icon to access iTunes movies and TV show purchases, and browse 100,000+ iTunes movies and TV shows to buy or rent, including 4K HDR content. Owners will also be able to subscribe to Apple TV channels within the Apple TV app (only paying for the ones they want), and watch on demand directly in the app. Users can access Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, in the Apple TV app across the same model lines when the service launches this fall. AirPlay 2-enabled Samsung Smart TVs, meanwhile, will allow customers to play videos and other content from an iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to a Samsung Smart TV. The Apple TV app will be integrated to work with Samsung’s Smart TV Services, like Universal Guide, Bixby and Search.
For more information on Samsung’s Smart TVs, go here.