Apple Music arrives on compatible Samsung smart televisions
If you've got one of Samsung's smart televisions compatible with the Apple TV app, you can now play Apple Music directly on the television, without relying on AirPlay.
Apple Music has arrived on the Samsung smart television lineup through an app delivered from the Smart TV App store. This will allow users to sign in to an existing account with their Apple ID, or begin the subscription process right from their TV.
"Our goal has always been to deliver the best entertainment experiences to consumers - and as people spend more time at home, we are more committed to that mission than ever," said Salek Brodsky, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for Samsung Electronics. "Last year, we were the first TV manufacturer to offer the Apple TV app, and today, we are the first to offer Apple Music. Our partnership with Apple has been instrumental in bringing consumers an unparalleled lineup of different entertainment options, especially as they seek out more content choices from their Smart TVs."
Samsung notes that all of the Apple Music headline features are available on the Smart TV implementation. It specifically calls out the Beats One stream and the "At Home with Apple Music" curated playlists.
Samsung Smart TV owners can try Apple Music free for 3 months with an individual, family, or student subscription. The smart TV app for Apple Music is available now.
The following Samsung TV models now have the Apple Music app:
- Samsung FHD/HD 4 Series and 5 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Samsung QLED 4K Qx Series, Q7 Series, Q8 Series, and Q9 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Samsung QLED 8K Q8 Series and Q9 Series (2019, 2020)
- Samsung The Frame Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Samsung Serif Series (2019, 2020)
- Samsung UHD 6 Series, 7 Series, and 8 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Samsung The Sero Series (2019, 2020)
Samsung debuted AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV app on 2018 and 2019 Smart TV models in May 2019. It isn't clear if other manufacturers with AirPlay 2 compatibility, or access to the Apple TV app will follow suit.