If you wanted to mirror your content from your iPhone to your Samsung Smart LED TV, Apple is making the task easier by making iTunes and AirPlay 2 available on Samsung Smart LED TV’s starting this year.
Apple and Samsung have today announced a partnership to put iTunes TV shows and movies along with AirPlay 2 on Samsung’s Smart TVs. The iTunes app will now be available as a standalone app like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube etc. in both TVs launched in 2019 and 2018 (via a software update) in 100 countries.
Apple Music will also be available to users over 100 countries and will work on a monthly subscription model. AirPlay 2 integration will let iOS users cast their video, music, pictures wirelessly to the Smart TV without the need of an Apple TV. It will be available to the users of 190 countries and will be joining the Google’s AI-powered Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa on Samsung Smart TVs.
Samsung’s TVs will be the first third-party device to access Apple’s video library apart from Windows PCs. Since Apple keeps user privacy a high priority, the company has made it clear that Samsung devices will not be able to track viewing usage in the iTunes movies and Videos app.
Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue stated, “We look forward to bringing the iTunes and AirPlay 2 experience to even more customers around the world through Samsung Smart TVs, so iPhone, iPad, and Mac users have yet another way to enjoy all their favorite content on the biggest screen in their home.”