Spotify partnership brings streaming music to Samsung Smart TVs
Starting with the 2112 E-Series Smart TVs, you’ll be able to install Spotify via Samsung’s Smart Hub interface. The rest of Samsung’s Smart TVs, blu-ray players and home theatre systems will be receiving the app in the coming months, but no specific dates for availability have been announced so far.
Unfortunately access to the Spotify app will be limited to premium account holders only, so unless you’re paying £9.99 per month for your subscription, access to Spotify will be limited to a 30-day free trial.
Dan Saunders, Director of Content Services, Samsung Electronics Europe says; “Great music demands great sound quality. With the new Spotify app, people no longer need to fuss about connecting cables from their laptop or tablet to hi-fi equipment. Spotify for Samsung Smart TVs and home theatre systems brings Spotify’s huge music library directly into your living room”.
What’s surprising is that Spotify have skipped the ‘Unlimited’ £4.99 subscription option altogether, it seems they’re treating TVs the same as mobile devices in this respect.
If you want to access and sync Spotify over a variety of devices, such as a PC, tablet, smartphone and a Samsung Smart TV, then a Premium Spotify account is a good deal. On the other hand, if you’re just a casual Spotify user then this might be a little too expensive. The unlimited £4.99 plan would have been the perfect option, but Spotify seem to think users will pay a premium to access their service on a TV set.
Pocket-lint.com are reporting that the Spotify app is already showing up on series 7 and series 8 Samsung TVs, but this has not been officially confirmed. There’s currently no mention of the new TV service on Spotify’s official website or blog, just a press release stating that the E-series models will receive access initially.
If you own a series 7 or 8 Smart TV set and already have access to the new Spotify app, please let us know in the comments below.Tagged in: blu-ray, Samsung, Samsung Smart TV, Smart TV, spotify
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