Samsung TVs tune in to Spotify

Spotify Premium subscribers in Europe will be getting access to millions of streamed tracks and their playlists directly through the television set.

Spotify on Samsung TV
Crave Asia

Owners of Samsung's astonishingly thin 2012 smart TVs will soon have another app to play with: Spotify. A deal has just been inked that will give Spotify Premium subscribers in Europe access to millions of streamed tracks and their playlists directly through the set. That means you'll need to pay a small monthly charge to Spotify get it to work -- in the U.K. that's 10 pounds ($16) per month.

The app has a different interface to the one you may be used to from the desktop application, and has been designed to work with a TV remote. It's very similar to the one I use at home on my Virgin TiVo box -- take a look at the gallery above to see what it looks like.

The app will be available later this year in the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Samsung TV buyers will be getting Rhapsody .

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Jason Jenkins is the director of content for CNET in EMEA. Based in London, he has been writing about technology since 1999 and was once thrown out of Regent's Park for testing the UK's first Segway.


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