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NEWS – Samsung and Apple have announced that users of Samsung Smart TVs made in the last two years will be able to download Apple’s Music app to access their music directly on their TV. The interface is similar to what you would see in the Music app on the Apple TV, offering the familiar For You, Browse, Radio, Library, Search, and Settings tabs in the navigation bar at the top. Now Playing, as the name suggests, offers access to what is currently playing, and the Search button allows you to find any media available on Apple’s music streaming service.
Through the For You tab, you can access Apple-curated music and playlists based on your listening habits. Browse gives you general content recommendations and playlists as well as radio stations, focusing on new releases and music trends. Radio is where you’ll find internet radio stations and Beats 1 programs. Video is for music videos. Library allows you to play your personal playlists and your own music that you’ve added to Apple music from your computer.
There is currently no news about other Apple services coming to smart TVs or whether Apple Music will come to other smart TV platforms, but users of Roku TVs like myself will be watching closely for more information. If you have a compatible Samsung TV, download the Apple Music app through the Samsung Smart TV App Store, sign in to your account, and you’ll have access to all of your favorite music. For customers who don’t already have an Apple Music subscription Samsung is offering a free 3 month trial with an individual, family, or student subscription.