Apple Releases TV App and AirPlay 2 for Samsung Smart TVs


Alongside the release of the app for iOS and tvOS, Apple today released its new Apple TV app for Samsung smart TVs. The app will be available on select 2019 and 2018 TVs through a firmware update. A list of supported models can be found below.

  • 2018 Samsung FHD/HD 4 and 5 Series
  • 2018 and 2019 Samsung QLED 4K Q6, Q7, Q8, and Q9 Series
  • 2019 Samsung QLED 8K Q9 Series
  • 2018 and 2019 Samsung The Frame Series
  • 2019 Samsung The Serif Series
  • 2018 and 2019 Samsung UHD 6, 7, and 8 Series

With the Apple TV app on Samsung televisions, you can enjoy all the content you’ve purchased through iTunes including movies and TV shows. You also get access to content available through Apple TV+ which will launch later this year. The app is a bit different when compared to what’s available on tvOS and iOS in which some UI elements may vary. You also don’t get third-party service integration. Luckily, you still get Channels which lets you buy content through providers like HBO and Showtime.

In addition to the new Apple TV app, Samsung smart TVs are also getting AirPlay 2 compatibility, allowing you to wirelessly cast content to your TV using Apple’s own tech on an iOS device.

Apple says the new TV app is available for Samsung customers in over 100 countries. Those with LG, Vizio, and Sony TVs will get both features along with HomeKit compatibility later this year.

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