Samsung 2020 TV app lineup upgraded

App’s the way to do it

by Andy Bassett

Samsung’s 2020 UK TV lineup now features an upgraded range of app offerings to cover all the live, catch up and streaming TV you might ever want to watch.

Samsung Electronics UK Ltd has announced that all of its TVs in the 2020 line-up, including the flagship Q950TS QLED 8K TV all the way through to Samsung’s 2020 Full HD range, now feature the most competitive app offerings available on the market. 

The new upgrade is now live across all relevant models meaning Samsung 2020 Smart TV owners will now have access to the best collection of app platforms available in the UK, all available as part of the company’s highly regarded Tizen smart OS .

This represents a significant upgrade as users will be able to choose from over 50 app offerings from global streaming giants including the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, Rakuten TV, and Disney+, to all the local apps you expect to see like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, NOW TV, and BT Sport, plus the latest music app offerings from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and BBC Sounds.

Guy Kinnell, Vice President, TV and AV, Samsung Electronics UK Ltd, commented, “This is a proud moment for us at Samsung. Not only do our 2020 TVs guarantee access to the UK’s leading app platforms, an offer that is currently unique to Samsung, but we’re pleased to also be in a position to offer this upgrade across our full range. Traditionally, upgrades like this happen in phases for the various TV models, but new for 2020 is that this upgrade reaches every Smart TV in our range from the get go – meaning that the very best entertainment offerings are accessible for all.” 

There’s no doubt this announcement is a timely shot across the bows of rival LG whose 2020 UK TVs lack the catch up Freeview Play app, though they do have live channels in the form of Freeview HD. LG are working on reinstating Freeview Play as soon as possible on their 2020 TVs, while it remains available on the company's older models. 

How important is the inclusion of a complete range of apps in a TV's smart OS to you? Does it trump image or audio features when you come to choose your TVs? Why not let us know in the discussion thread. 

Source: Press release 
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