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Samsung to Bring iTunes Movies, TV Shows to Smart TVs

SEOUL, Korea -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring. Support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will be made available via firmware update. In an industry first, a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut only on Samsung Smart TVs in more than 100 countries. AirPlay 2 support will be available on Samsung Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide.

With the new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app on Samsung Smart TVs, Samsung customers can access their existing iTunes library and browse the iTunes Store to buy or rent from a selection of hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes — including the largest selection of 4K HDR movies. iTunes Movies and TV Shows will work seamlessly with Samsung’s Smart TV Services, such as Universal Guide, the New Bixby and Search, to create a consistent experience across Samsung’s platform.

With AirPlay 2 support, Samsung customers will be able to effortlessly play videos, photos, music, podcasts and more from Apple devices directly to Samsung Smart TVs, including QLED 4K and 8K TVs, The Frame and Serif lifestyle TVs, as well as other Samsung UHD and HD models.

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harmor 10/23/2019 | 4:42:18 AM
Re:Samsung to Bring iTunes Movies, TV Shows to Smart TVs It is good to hear that iTunes is available Via Samsung, basically, when I faced any trouble related iTunes I visit here to find out the solution, actually, I found it while following the search iTunes error 4013. I learn lots of elementary lessons.
mayankkhanna 1/7/2019 | 1:43:41 PM
What is required to make SMART TV truly SMART? Good to see Samsung to bring iTunes Movies, TV Shows to SMART TVs. However, it is still limited to the amount of content available in the market. Similar strategy should be made to add OTT platforms specific to the distribution market.

If I have to give India insight then I think allowing access to online videos streaming across OTT platforms and content discovery is a key differentiator. We are already seeing few SMART TV players bringing access to OTT content on their platforms.

Today video is consumed like AIR and TV buyers seem to be far more concerned about SMART TV capabilities to give access to online videos on streaming platforms and browse web than they are with specs of picture quality.

SMART TVs can help in accelerating the Eco-System that enables consumers to discover and consume variety of Movies, TV shows, Originals and other premium content.

We analyzed problems for consumers, industry, OTT platforms and spend years in research and to develope an innovative product for SMART TVs called Video Discovery And Search As A Service (VDSaaS) built on top of India's largest video metadata repository of over 500,000 movies, shows & short videos streaming legally across 28 and growing OTT platforms. 

Our product and services can make SMART TVs become truly SMART by enriching Video Entertainment capabilities to target 450millions+ online video viewers in India.

Our product integration (white-labelled similar to advott.com or customized) allows users to-
  • Discover their favorite Movies, TV Shows, Trending Videos streaming across Indian OTT platforms
  • Buy subscription instantly using payment wallet and
  • Watch videos on respective OTT platform or create own VoD catalogue

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