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Spotify on Samsung smart TVs in Europe

Spotify on Samsung smart TVs in Europe

Published: 11 Oct 2012 07:12 GMT+02:00
Updated: 11 Oct 2012 07:12 GMT+02:00

Spotify said on Wednesday that it would offer customers an application they could download for Samsung's smart TVs in 12 European countries, including Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden.

According to Samsung, Spotify will complete their existing selection of apps, being the first really big and specialized music app on the Smart Hub.

"You will no longer have to connect your tablet or your computer with the sound system. Everything will be right there on your telly," said Jenny Fisher-Toivo, Nordic Product Manager TV på Samsung Electronics Nordic.

Spotify's three non-European markets -- the US, Australia and New Zealand -- would not have access to the service.

"People no longer need to fuss about connecting cables from their laptop or tablet to Hi-Fi equipment," said Dan Saunders, director of content services for Samsung Electronics Europe.

Founded in 2006 by Swedes Daniel Ek, then in his twenties, and Martin Lorentzon, the service first launched in 2008 in Sweden and says it has since become the world's largest streaming service.

It claims to have a catalogue of "more than 18 million songs", "more than

15 million active users and more than four million paying customers."

AFP/The Local

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08:45 October 11, 2012 by byke
Seriously, where is The Locals journalistic integrity?

How is this news?

Are going to see other news like Scan Bacon is exported and eaten abroad?

One would have thought by the notion of this article it was paid for or had been pushed to be published by a government authority. Which really questions the motives and integrity of this "news" portal.
08:51 October 11, 2012 by eppie
@byke :)

indeed but to be fair even most serious media are doing the same thing.....usually Apple promotion.

I wonder if spotify will finally start making some profit.
09:09 October 11, 2012 by byke
Either its a slow news morning or my last comment seemed to bare some truth as it looks like The Local is now pushing this story downwards on the page in an attempt to exit the front page and attention.
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