Apple is releasing iTunes for Samsung TVs

In an industry first, a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut only on Samsung Smart TVs in more than 100 countries. AirPlay 2 support will be available on Samsung Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide.

In a bombshell announcement to kick off CES week Apple has partnered with what I’d consider to be one of the least likely I could imagine: Samsung.

The pair have cuddled up to develop a Tizen based version of iTunes for Samsung’s 2018 & 2019 lineup of Smart TVs.

The fully functional iTunes app brings Apple’s full range of movies, music & TV shows to the Samsung displays without the need for an Apple TV being plugged in.

In addition to the app being available, supported TVs will also be AirPlay2 compatible making the Samsung TV (and any attached audio devices) an output for your phone or Mac to stream to.

iTunes for Samsung TVs will be available this Autumn (US Spring).

Source: Samsung Smart TVs to Launch iTunes Movies & TV Shows and Support AirPlay 2 Beginning Spring 2019 – Samsung US Newsroom