Samsung Smart TVs Gain Apple's TV App and AirPlay 2 Support


With this new update, beta testers will be able to test out new features like subscribe CBS All Access, HBO, Starz, AcornTV, Britbox, CuriosityStream, MTV Hits, Shudder, and more from the Apple TV app.

Hot on the heels of Apple's own release of updates to iOS and tvOS that include the company's new TV app, Samsung has announced that it too is launching the TV app today. The new TV app is also now available on select Samsung smart TVs.

Apple TV is pictured at an Apple Store in Los Angeles, California October 30, 2015.

With only five months into the year, Apple has already revealed a new TV streaming service, a subscription service for mobile and desktop games, and even the second generation of AirPods.

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Apple has released its redesigned TV app in more than 100 countries, in a prelude to the launch of its subscription offering Apple TV+ this fall. However, this particular implementation which is also known as Apple TV channels alongside similar integration for selected streaming services is not available in Malaysia for the time being though.

In order to create a consistent experience, the Apple TV app on Samsung Smart TVs will work seamlessly alongside Samsung's Smart TV Services, which include Universal Guide, Bixby and Search, and more. Apple is also allowing downloads for these services on iPhone or iPad, so you can finally watch HBO offline.

The new Apple TV app also has a new Kid section. Users just need to select the app icon to access all of their iTunes movies and TV show purchases.

Initially, the app will be available on Apple devices plus 2019 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd smart TVs and some 2018 models. AirPlay 2 will enable users to play media content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to their Samsung Smart TV. AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality will arrive for certain Vizio, LG and Sony smart TVs later this year.