Latest in Entertainment

Image credit: Samsung

Samsung's 2019 TVs can now use Apple's updated TV app

Some 2018 models, too.
130 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Samsung

The redesign of the Apple TV app goes live today, and Samsung is claiming its spot as the first TV manufacturer to support it. The company announced that 2018 and 2019 models of Samsung smart TVs will offer access to the updated Apple TV app and AirPlay 2. Owners of the TVs will have to download and install a firmware update, which will be available starting today, in order to use the Apple services.

The refreshed Apple TV app introduces the new Channels feature, which is Apple's attempt at creating an a la carte way to watch favorite shows and networks. Users will be able to see content from a wide variety of streaming services in a single place without having to jump into each app. The updated Apple TV app also includes new curated sections that will surface shows recommended for each user.

While the Apple TV app will be available on Apple's full slate of devices, the service will also be integrated into Samsung's Smart TV platform. The app will work with Samsung's Universal Guide, voice assistant Bixby and its TV Search function. Users will be able to view the more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows available to buy and rent through Apple TV on a Samsung TV without the need for a set-top box or other devices. When Apple TV+ arrives with Apple's original programming, Samsung smart TV owners will also be able to access that content via the Apple TV app.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
130 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
The Morning After: Preparing for Google's Pixel 4 event

The Morning After: Preparing for Google's Pixel 4 event

View
Fortnite's new 'Party Hub' feature gives mobile players a voice

Fortnite's new 'Party Hub' feature gives mobile players a voice

View
Intrigue at the Nurburgring as Tesla unofficially beats Porsche's fastest lap

Intrigue at the Nurburgring as Tesla unofficially beats Porsche's fastest lap

View
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has 23 percent more battery capacity than the Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has 23 percent more battery capacity than the Pro

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr