Samsung partners with Spotify, brings streaming music to its 2012 SmartTVs

Europeans who have been pining for a(nother) way to bring Spotify into their living rooms can rest easy, now that Samsung is on the case. The pair have teamed up to bring 18 million tracks to Sammy's 2012 E-Series Smart TVs with a new app designed for the platform. The software will arrive later this year, with existing Premium users finding their playlists already syncing, while those new to the service will be offered a short free trial to coax them into signing up. If you've yet to make an investment in one of the displays, the company is also planning to add the functionality onto its Blu-Ray players and Home Theater systems in short order.

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Spotify music streaming comes to Samsung Smart TVs

Millions of tracks, any time you like, on your TV and home entertainment systems

UK, Chertsey – October 10, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies will be the first TV manufacturer to bring the leading digital music service Spotify to the TV, with the launch of a new application for the Samsung Smart TV, Blu-ray player and home theatre system later this year.

Spotify offers instant on-demand access to a library of more than 18 million* songs, and will be available for TV in Europe** as a result of this unique partnership with Samsung.

Getting Spotify on your Samsung TV is easy: simply download the Spotify app to your internet-connected Samsung Smart TV or to your Blu-ray player or home theatre system, and log on. Spotify Premium subscribers will immediately be able to enjoy, discover and share music on Spotify, and see all of their playlists. It's easy to use Spotify on your Samsung Smart TV as the user interface has been designed especially for television screens. And your Spotify playlists will automatically sync across all devices.

"Great music demands great sound quality. With the new Spotify app, people no longer need to fuss about connecting cables from their laptop or tablet to Hi-Fi equipment. Spotify for Samsung Smart TVs and home theatre systems brings Spotify's huge music library directly into your 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."

New users will be able to test the service for a limited time period for free, and it will be included for all existing Spotify Premium users with a compatible Samsung internet-connected Smart TV.

The app will be available initially on the Samsung Smart TV 2012 E Series.