Samsung has launched Samsung TV Plus, a service which offers consumers of Samsung Smart televisions free TV content, with ad-supported select live channels and on-demand videos, with no additional device such as a set-top box. This works on Samsung Smart TVs (2017 model onwards) with internet connection, said the company.
In India, Samsung TV Plus is now available across all Smart TV models from 2017 to 2021 and users will be able to access 27 global and local channels, and doesn’t require any downloads, sign-ups, credit cards, subscriptions or additional devices. More partners will be on-boarded soon to make the service more robust, said Samsung.
Samsung said that the TV Plus will also be available on most Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablet devices with Android Oreo OS or higher software version, and the services for Galaxy smartphones are expected in April 2021 through Samsung Galaxy Store and Google Play Store.
With the launch in India, Samsung TV Plus is now available in 14 countries including the US, Canada, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. Globally, Samsung TV Plus offers Samsung Smart TV and Galaxy smartphone user’s access to 800+ channels spanning news, sports, entertainment, and much more.
Commenting on the launch, Reshma Prasad Virmani, Director, Services, Samsung India, said:
Over the last one year, consumers have been spending more time at home. Their television sets and smartphones have become the centers of their lives, for both entertainment as well as information. We also noticed that consumers now immensely value great media content, reason why we chose to introduce Samsung TV Plus in India. Over the next few months, we expect to scale TV Plus to add more channels and content.