The latest Samsung Smart TVs are now receiving a firmware update which brings the new Apple TV app. It was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year that the app will be released for Samsung’s TVs.
The firmware update is being rolled out for all 2019 and select 2018 smart TV models. The Apple TV app will be available in more than 100 countries. This update also brings support for AirPlay 2 which will be available in 176 countries.
New Apple TV app now available for Samsung Smart TVs
Samsung has started rolling out this firmware update for its smart TVs in Europe. We have received it in the Netherlands on one of our Q9FN 2018 QLED-TV models. The new Apple TV app allows access to the entire iTunes library of movies and TV shows. Apple TV channels can also be accessed through the app. It will provide access to Apple TV+, the company’s original video subscription service, when it launches later this year.
It’s interesting to note that Samsung is the first TV vendor to support the Apple TV app on a smart TV platform. Apple has similar arrangements with other vendors as well. The app will let users access all of their iTunes purchases, including 4K HDR titles. The app is also compatible with Samsung’s services such as Universal Guide and Bixby for consistent user experience. With AirPlay 2, users can play media content from their iPhones and Macs directly on the big screen, no Apple TV set-top box required.
Those who own compatible smart TV models can now expect to receive this update on their TVs in the near future.