24 February 2021
Samsung TV Plus, a subscription-free smart TV video service has gone places since its inception and it is now ready to serve its benefits in more markets as well. Samsung has officially announced Samsung TV Plus is reaching more markets, including one in India, Mexico, Sweden, and some additional European countries in 2021. In total, the service is debuting in 12 more markets that also include Australia and Brazil. Also, the service is coming with over 742 channels worldwide, bringing access to over 60 million Samsung Smart TVs.
Samsung announces the expansion to these markets will happen in 2021. Samsung claims the TV Plus service has more than 15 million active users and is one of the most popular OTT streaming services.
Seline Sangsook Han, Senior Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said,
“Throughout the pandemic, we have seen how consumers spend time at home and how much they value access to great media content. We have seen TVs become the center of entertainment – from being a source of news to a streaming on-demand partner. With our latest expansion into new markets and content line-up, we hope that TV Plus continues to be a premium at-home destination for Samsung Smart TV users all over the world.”
Those who are uninitiated with Samsung TV Plus should know the service is 100% free for those with Samsung smart TV. It comes as an integrated service on Samsung’s Smart TV platform and requires no subscription or credit cards for any kind of registration.
The free Smart TV video service offers instant access to content like news, sports, entertainment, and more. It was introduced back in 2015 and entered the US market in September 2016. Since then it has expanded across several markets. Existing markets include the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and Korea.
Also, note that Samsung introduced its free TV plus streaming service to some Galaxy phones this year as well. The service is available in the US on the following Galaxy devices – Galaxy S9, Galaxy S10, Note 9, Note 10, Note 20, Fold, Fold Z Flip, XCover, A51, A71.