Free Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs
Spotify has announced it is to bring a new and improved app to 2016 and 2015 Samsung Smart TVs with one interesting addition.
Whereas most versions of the Spotify app installed on media streaming devices, Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and the like, require you to be a paid up member of the World’s biggest all you can eat music streaming service, the new app on Samsung TVs will allow the free membership tier access to the app. That does, of course, mean free members will have to put up with adverts punctuating their tunes but it’s an interesting development nevertheless. It’s obviously also a great marketing move from Spotify as anyone who has had to put up with the ever so regular and irritating ads will testify.
The new app, which has been optimised for the big screen, allows users to easily play, skip, browse and search through a catalogue of more than 30 million songs directly on the TV but the remote won’t be the only option. Spotify has also integrated the new app with Spotify Connect compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to use the app on your phone or tablet to control what’s happening on the TV.
Owners of 2014, and earlier, Samsung Smart TVs will still have access to an older version of the Spotify Premium only experience with additional updates coming soon. The new app will be available in all areas where Spotify is available, except Japan.
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