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Spotify on Samsung smart TVs in Europe

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Spotify on Samsung smart TVs in Europe
07:12 CEST+02:00
South Korean electronics giant Samsung will be the first to offer the Swedish music streaming service Spotify's catalogue on its smart TVs across Europe, the company said Wednesday.

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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