Samsung has introduced its TV Plus video streaming service in Europe, and users in France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom can use it to stream 4K (UHD) and HDR video content on their compatible Smart TVs. The company has rolled out this service in partnership with Rakuten TV, a leading provider of 4K and HDR movies and TV shows. Popular UHD movies like Passengers, Moneyball, and Hotel Transylvania are available on TV Plus.
The TV Plus service was first launched by Samsung in South Korea. The video streaming service was later launched in Germany, North America, and Southeast Asia. TV Plus’ user interface is designed to make it appear similar to navigating cable or satellite TV channels. It’s easy to use, and it has a lot of high-quality content. Video on demand content on TV Plus is broken down into three categories: New Releases, Family and UHD. Each category is filled with new and top selling content every week.
“Our goal at Samsung is to create innovative and valuable technology that makes our consumers’ lives easier and more enjoyable when it comes to watching their favorite content. With the European expansion of TV PLUS, we are thrilled to provide additional consumers access to new movies in UHD and HDR quality,” said Heeman Lee, Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
TV Plus has more than 8900 titles in the US. Samsung has also partnered with BBC to make exciting shows like Planet Earth II available to TV Plus users. More than 480,000 people in Korea and Southeast Asia use TV Plus. 70% and 41% smart TV users in Korea and Vietnam, respectively, use the TV Plus service. The company is planning to launch the service in more markets across the globe.