CES 2019: Samsung bolsters Smart TV software with iTunes and AirPlay support

Samsung's smart TVs are set to get that little bit better in 2019 with the arrival of support for iTunes Movies & TV Shows and AirPlay 2.

“We pride ourselves on working with top industry leaders to deliver the widest range of content services to our Smart TV platform,” said Won-Jin Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

“Bringing more content, value and open platform functionality to Samsung TV owners and Apple customers through iTunes and AirPlay is ideal for everyone.”

Samsung's 2019 TV range (which is due to be officially announced or revealed any day now) will all feature a new iTunes Movies & TV Shows app and AirPlay 2 support, which will allow customers to share videos, photos, music, podcasts and more from Apple devices directly onto their Samsung Smart TV.

Samsung's 2018 TV range will also gain this new functionality via a firmware update.

“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,” said Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services at Apple.

Disclosure - PC World Australia's coverage of this year's CES in Las Vegas was sponsored by Intel and MSI who covered the costs of our flights and accommodation.

For a full wrap-up of everything we covered at this year's CES in Las Vegas, click here.

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