Another Apple service has come to Samsung’s television sets, Apple Music, and it’s available right now on compatible 2018 and newer models, the South Korean giant announced today.
From the announcement:
Samsung Electronics announced that beginning today, it is the first TV brand to integrate Apple Music on its Smart TV platform. Consumers in over a hundred countries will now be able to enjoy Apple Music right away on their Samsung Smart TVs.
The Cupertino tech giant’s music-streaming service is now available on Samsung Smart TVs from 2018 through 2020, which are the same models that also support Apple’s TV app.
As evidenced by the promo images used in this article, the experience is remarkably similar to what we’re used to on the Apple TV: you can navigate the service via the For You, Browse, Videos, Radio, Library, Now Playing, Search and Settings tabs lined up alongside the top.
Subscribers get daily recommendations, Beats 1 radio station is supported and you can even begin the subscription process right from your TV.
Plus, 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 and more to help create a sense of connection and community during this time of distancing.
The app is downloadable via the Samsung Smart TV App Store. Samsung customers can try the service free for 3 months with an individual, family or student subscription.
— Samsung TV (@SamsungTV) April 23, 2020
This follows Apple’s CES 2019 announcement that select smart TVs from Samsung would become first non-Apple devices to run its TV app. Software updates issued in May of that year brought the TV app to all Samsung Smart TVs from 2019, as well as to select 2018 models.
The TV app also launched on non-Samsung TVs, like compatible 2019 models from LG.