Apple Music has recently made its way onto more and more non-Apple platforms, including Windows, Android, and even the Amazon Echo and Sonos speakers. The Apple Music application is now innovating in new territory: smart TVs, starting with Samsung.
The Apple Music app, due to debut today, will be available on Samsung smart TV models from 2018 to today, and in more than 100 markets.
If you are a Samsung Smart TV user, you can find the Apple Music app in the Samsung Smart TV app store. Once the app is installed, you can sign in with your Apple ID credentials or create a new Apple account.
Apple Music subscriptions start at $ 10 per month for individuals or $ 15 per month for families (which includes up to six family members). Apple is also offering a three-month free trial for owners of Samsung smart TVs.
Apple Music offers over 60 million ad-free tracks, plus Beats 1 radio station and “At Home With Apple Music” content, which includes editorial playlists, artist interviews and FaceTime group chats .
Music apps on smart TVs are, of course, nothing new; Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio all offer them for a variety of smart TV platforms.
Apple Music’s arrival on Samsung TVs (or TVs in general) makes sense given how Apple is catching up in the streaming music arena. At last count (in June 2019, the last time Apple gave numbers), Apple had around 60 million Apple Music subscribers, a staggering number that is nonetheless overshadowed by Spotify’s huge paid subscriber base, 124 million.