Apple to Start Offering iTunes Movies and Shows on Samsung TVs

iTunes and AirPlay 2 Coming to Samsung Smart TVs

The announcement shows how much Apple is changing, and how it's working closer with one-time rivals to bring its services to more people. Both LG and Vizio will include AirPlay 2 support in their upcoming smart TVs, meaning Apple customers will be able to play content from their Apple devices on LG and Vizio big screens.

There is no word yet on whether Vizio or LG are looking to add the same app to its TVs, but Airplay support will already make it possible to beam videos purchased on iTunes to compatible Vizio and LG TVs.

Samsung has the biggest deal, as not only will Samsung TVs start to support AirPlay 2, but 2018 and 2019 TVs from the company will also come with iTunes pre-installed. Individuals screens could be combined to create massive displays, which the company calls The Wall TV.

Samsung has announced that they will add an app to their smart televisions that will allow users to watch content from Apple's iTunes service. Apple has been snatching up original content and is expected to launch its service later this year. So we'll likely hear of Apple striking deals with other television manufacturers in the near future.

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That means leaving plenty of time to get to the airport , check in, make it through security and get to your gate. The normal call-in rate is 3.5 per cent, and yesterday it increased to 5.5 per cent, according to TSA.

As well as the app for its smart TVs, which will allow users to play iTunes content, Samsung is also adding Apple's AirPlay 2 software, which will allow iPhone users to stream content from their devices to Samsung TVs. And it could be a crucial win for Apple's growing ambition to take on Netflix.

The company had a reported $1bn budget for original content past year, and has a few original shows available for Apple Music subscribers, including James Corden's Carpool Karaoke, and Planet of the Apps, a Dragons' Den-style programme in which budding developers pitch their software to Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, will.i.am and the YouTuber Gary Vaynerchuk.

Last week, after Apple shocked investors by saying iPhone sales missed expectations for the holiday quarter, it pointed to record services revenue of US$10.8 billion for the quarter.

Voice commands via Samsung's new Bixby and AI remote offer enhanced control, whilst also supporting Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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