Samsung packs Spotify into its range of Smart TVs

Users can now stream music straight to their box

Samsung has announced that Spotify is now available to download on its range of Smart TVs

The firm is the first television manufacturer to offer the service on its boxes, which allows users to stream music for a monthly fee. Premium account holders simply have to download the application directly on to their Smart TV – a solid internet connection is essential – Blu-ray player or home theatre system, and can immediately access their playlists once they’ve logged in.

“We are thrilled to debut the new Spotify app on Samsung Smart TVs, which will make listening to favourite tracks even easier for our customers who will no longer have to worry about connecting cables from their laptop or tablet to their Hi-Fi equipment. For the first time, they will be able to use their Samsung Smart TVs and home theatre systems to enjoy Spotify’s huge music library from the comfort of their living room,” said Dan Saunders, Director of Content Services, Samsung Electronics, Europe.

“It’s our dream to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, everywhere, and bringing our service to Samsung Smart TVs is taking us another step closer to turning this dream into reality,” said Pascal de Mul, Global Head of Hardware partnerships, Spotify. “The television is at the heart of most people’s home entertainment experience, so it is a natural fit to make our music service available on internet-connected Smart TVs.”