In a first for the smart TV industry, South Korean electronics giant Samsung has said that it will be integrating Apple Music service in all its smart TV models. However, Samsung will not be including the feature on its models in South Korea. Nearly 100 other countries where Samsung operates and sells its smart TVs will be privy to Apple Music on their devices starting today. This has made Samsung the very first brand to integrate Apple Music service in smart TVs.
Apple Music will be available on all Samsung smart TV models sold between 2018 and 2020. “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 lineup of different entertainment options, especially as they seek out more content choices from their Smart TVs,” said Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics.
Samsung says that owners of its smart TVs can download the Apple Music from the Samsung Smart TV App Store and sign in with their Apple ID. If you have not subscribed to Apple Music earlier on, you could do so directly from the TV. Three months of Apple Music is free for all new subscribers of the service. Samsung had earlier also provided support for AirPlay 2 which would allow let Apple Music be streamed from a secondary device.
Apple Music is one of the largest music streaming services in the world, trailing only to Spotify. The catalog for Apple Music includes nearly 60 million songs and hundreds of radio stations along with thousands of playlists curated by world-class music experts. In India, the cost of Apple Music’s subscription is Rs 99 per month and the family plan will be costing you Rs 149 per month.