In order to further expand the entertainment features offered on its Smart TVs, Samsung Electronics has now announced that it will be integrating Apple Music on its Smart TV platform to provide access to more than 60 million ad-free songs, thousands of curated playlists, music videos, live radio, and more.
According to Samsung, Apple Music will be available to consumers in over 100 countries on its smart TV models from 2018 through 2020. It further revealed that Apple Music subscribers can also get customized daily recommendations and tune in to the innovative Beats 1 radio station, a global live stream with exclusive shows by artists like Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, and Elton John.
Asserting that our goal has always been to deliver the best entertainment experiences to consumers, Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics, said, “Last year, we were the first TV manufacturer to offer the Apple TV app, and today, we are the first to offer Apple Music. Our partnership with Apple has been instrumental in bringing consumers an unparalleled line-up of different entertainment options, especially as they seek out more content choices from their Smart TVs.”
In order to help create a sense of connection and community during this time of distancing, subscribers will also have access to new “At Home With Apple Music” content that includes new editorial playlists, group FaceTime chats with artists at home, special artist interviews and playlists, etc.
As per an official release by the company, “Owners of Samsung Smart TVs can download Apple Music from the Samsung Smart TV App Store by signing in to an existing account with their Apple ID. Besides this, they can even start a subscription process right from their TV. Mind you! Samsung Smart TV owners can try Apple Music free for 3 months with an individual, family or student subscription. Moreover, subscribers can also watch original shows, trending concerts, and other exclusive content on their Samsung Smart TVs.
Earlier, the company had announced that Samsung Smart TVs in a variety of regions around the world will have access to six new health and wellness apps in partnership with leading fitness brands – barre3, Calm, Echelon, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels Fitness and obé Fitness. Samsung had further added that these fitness apps will be part of Samsung Health later this year.
Asserting that it is important for homebound consumers to have access to free high-quality health and wellness offerings as the world is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics, said, “Our partnership with these premium brands redefines the boundaries of what free streaming services can provide, and we look forward to enhancing these offerings by bringing a full Samsung Health experience to our TVs later this year.”
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