Samsung has announced the immediate rollout of a firmware update that brings the new Apple TV app to all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs, as well as select 2018 models in over 100 countries. Furthermore, airplay to support his rolling out in the same update, and that’s going to 176 countries. As a result, Samsung TV owners will be able to watch Apple TV “channels” and tap into the iTunes movie library without the need for an external device.
“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.”
The Apple TV app is fully integrated into the Samsung Smart TV platform. It shows up as an icon, and provides access to 100,000 movies and TV shows that are available for rent or for sale. Furthermore, the app is able to stream 4K HDR content.
it is possible to subscribe to Apple TV channels within the, choosing the services that you want and then watching on demand. This includes the new Apple TV+ subscription service when it launches later this year.
AirPlay 2 capability means it is easy to play videos and music from a iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Furthermore, the Apple TV app is integrated with Samsung Smart TV features such as Bixby virtual assistant and Universal Guide, which promises to provide a seamless user experience.