Samsung and Roku customers get free Apple TV+

Apple has cut deals with Samsung and Roku to give its device owners three months of free access to Apple TV+. The streamer has had a breakout year thanks to the mainstream success of the Ben Stiller-directed psychological drama Severance while Apple TV+ became the first streaming service to claim the Best Picture Academy Award […]

Samsung signs up BuyDRM for TV Plus content security

Samsung has agreed a deal with BuyDRM to provide streaming security for its Samsung TV Plus FAST platform. Samsung TV Plus provides Samsung smart TV and Samsung Galaxy mobile device users with access to more than 200 channels and a growing VOD library across 23 countries. The platform will utilise BuyDRM’s KeyOS content security platform […]

Xbox Cloud Gaming app coming to Samsung TVs on June 30

Microsoft’s gaming business Xbox has announced the imminent launch of a dedicated standalone app for Samsung TVs. The app will allow Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream more than 100 console-quality games like Halo Infinite from the cloud in 1080p 60fps directly to their TVs. Xbox also has a deal with Epic Games to […]

Bouygues Telecom takes B.TV+ to Samsung’s The Freestyle

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has launched its TV service in the form of an app integrated with Samsung’s lifestyle projector The Freestyle by Samsung. The move comes two years after the telco launched its first triple-play offering that included TV in the form of the B.TV+ app integrated into Samsung’s smart TV range. BBox […]

Xbox cloud gaming device and smart TV app set to debut within 12 months

Microsoft is looking to release its long-awaited streaming only Xbox device in the next 12 months along with an app for smart TVs. Multiple industry insiders such as Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat and The Verge’s Tom Warren have reported in recent days about the company’s Xbox Everywhere to make Xbox games available on a wider […]

MPEG LA sues Samsung in Germany over patent infringement

Colorado-based tech firm MPEG LA has sued Samsung for infringing on its HEVC patents. The actions have been brought in Landgericht Düsseldorf, Germany, with MPEG LA stating that Samsung has violated its patent portfolio licence. The patents in question, it said, are essential to the HEVC digital video coding standard used in products that encode […]

Fremantle launches ‘American Idol’ FAST channel in UK on Samsung TV Plus

Fremantle is moving further into Free Ad-supported Streaming Television (FAST) in the UK with a new partnership that will see American Idol become available to Samsung TV Plus users. The show’s 20th season, which airs on ABC in the US, will be available to UK viewers exclusively from 2 March via the free-to-watch platform. New episodes will […]

SFR combines box with projector in new offering

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has launched a new offering coupling its TV and broadband boxes with Samsung video projectors. The new proposition, which will allow users to buy or rent Samsung’s  The Freestyle projector, follows the operator’s combining of its box with a TV in 2020 and box plus game console last year. Subscribers […]

Samsung adds cloud gaming to smart TVs; launches new RF harvesting remote

Samsung has announced the integration of major cloud gaming services Nvidia GeForce Now and Google Stadia into select 2022 smart TV models. The game streamers, which provide access to major AAA titles including Ubisoft’s Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed series, will sit within a new Samsung Gaming Hub. Nvidia and Google’s respective game streamers will be accessible alongside the […]