Samsung has announced that starting today all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 Smart TVs models will gain support for Apple’s new TV app and AirPlay 2.
A firmware update will bring the Apple TV app to users in over 100 countries and AirPlay 2 support to users in 176 countries.
“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.”
Fully integrated into Samsung’s Smart TV platform, users can simply select the Apple TV app icon to access all of their iTunes movies and TV show purchases and browse more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows to buy or rent, including titles available in 4K HDR, in pristine picture quality. Customers around the world can also subscribe to Apple TV channels within the Apple TV app — paying for only the ones they want — and watch on demand directly in the app. Samsung Smart TV users will be able to enjoy Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, in the Apple TV app across the same model lines when the service launches this fall. With AirPlay 2-enabled Samsung Smart TVs, customers can now also effortlessly play videos and other content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to their Samsung Smart TV.
Samsung says the Apple TV app will work seamlessly with its Smart TV Services, such as Universal Guide, Bixby and Search.
Apple has listed the following Samsung Smart TV models as getting support for AirPlay 2:
● Samsung FHD/HD 4, 5 Series (2018)
● Samsung QLED 4K Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9 Series (2018 & 2019)
● Samsung QLED 8K Q9 Series (2019)
● Samsung The Frame Series (2018 & 2019)
● Samsung The Serif Series (2019)
● Samsung UHD 6, 7, 8 Series (2018 & 2019)
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