Samsung becomes Netflix’s official mobile entertainment partner, gets exclusive content

Samsung has announced a deal with Netflix to become the streamer’s official mobile entertainment partner.  The deal will see improved product integration and content made exclusively available on Samsung’s newly announced range or smartphones. Speaking at Samsung’s launch event for the phones in San Francisco, Netflix chief marketing officer Jackie Lee-Joe said: “In the coming […]

Samsung enables data collection opt-out with Privacy Choices app

Samsung has launched a new app for its smart TVs which will give users greater control over data collection. Announced at CES, Privacy Choices will allow users to see what data is being collected and opt-out. This of course does not extend to apps and services within the service such as Netflix and Amazon Prime […]

Samsung teams with 8KA for certification programme

Samsung has partnered with the 8K Association to launch what it calls a ‘first-of-its-kind’ certification programme. The 8KA Certification Program is designed to create a standardised feature set for 8K displays. Tested features include display resolution reaching 7680 x 4320, peak brightness greater than 600 nits, image transmission of HDMI2.1 and high efficiency video codec […]

Fox brings trio of streaming apps to Samsung

Fox has launched its OTT services on Samsung smart TVs. Fox Now and Fox Sports launched on Friday, while Fox Nation will launch later this week. All three apps will be made available on 2017-19 Smart TV models.  The apps are already available for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Android […]

Wurl expands Samsung partnership into Europe

Wurl is further expanding into the European market with the announcement of a deal to deliver programming and advertising on Samsung’s TV plus streaming service.  The Wurl Network currently delivers 125 live, linear and on demand channels to more than 50 million viewers in the US and the company says that this European expansion will […]

Netflix to stop supporting older Samsung devices in December

Netflix is dropping support for some Samsung devices in December, including certain smart TVs. Announcing the news on its website, Samsung has warned users that support for some Smart TV apps will end on December 1. The post says that many older TVs are not equipped with the technical capability to present Netflix’s latest more […]

Insight TV launches two channels in UK on Samsung TV Plus

4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content Insight TV has launched on the Samsung TV Plus smart TV portal in the UK with two new channels: Insight TV Lifestyle and Insight TV Wonder.  The channels will provide a mix of content spanning sports, science and the natural world. Insight TV launched on Samsung TV Plus in the […]

SmartLabs becomes Samsung Smart TV App Developer

Multi-screen and multi-networks solutions provider SmartLabs has been awarded Samsung’s official Smart TV App Developer status. SmartLabs says that it has gained extensive expertise in the development of applications for a broad range of devices and screen types. SmartLabs SmartTV Apps are now deployed on many thousands of Samsung SmartTVs, delivering an interactive TV experience, […]

Xite launches in UK and Ireland on Samsung TVs

Xite, the Dutch interactive music video service, has launched in the UK and Ireland. The platform will be available as an app on Samsung Tizen Smart TVs launched after 2015. The company claims that the platform is the world’s first “personalised music television service”.  Operating as an evolution of the traditional music video channel, Xite […]

Netflix publishes annual best TV list featuring Panasonic, Samsung and Sony

In what has become something of an annual tradition, Netflix has published its recommended list of TVs that provide the best experience of the streamer. For a set to receive the “Netflix Recommended TV” accreditation, the company says it must pass rigorous testing to “ensure great performance and easy access to Netflix and other services”. […]

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