Samsung introduces the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2 support to its TVs across the world

As revealed at CES, Samsung customers are now able to enjoy Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs – good news for anyone purchasing Samsung’s latest televisions.

The great switcheroo

The company has announced that beginning May 13 2019, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries.

Won-Jin Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said: “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.”

[Also read: CES 2019: These are all the AirPlay 2-enabled TVs confirmed so far]

What you get

The Apple TV app is fully integrated into Samsung’s Smart TV platform. This means you can tap the Apple TV icon to access all your purchased movies and TV shows.

You can also purchase new shows on your Samsung television, and subscribe to Apple TV channels within the Apple TV app. Support extends to Apple’s forthcoming original video subscription service, Apple TV+, the service launches this fall.

AirPlay 2-enabled Samsung Smart TVs, customers can now also effortlessly play videos and other content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to their Samsung Smart TV.

The Apple TV app will work seamlessly with Samsung’s Smart TV Services, such as Universal Guide, Bixby and Search, to create a consistent experience across Samsung’s platform.

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Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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