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# 249517 14-May-2019 20:09
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Samsung Electronics has announced that beginning today, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries. Samsung customers are now able to enjoy Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs.

 

“For the last decade, Samsung has been at the forefront of offering the broadest selection of content available to consumers on our Smart TV platform.” said Won-Jin Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

 

“As the first TV manufacturer to integrate the Apple TV app on a Smart TV platform, Samsung continues to offer our customers incredible value and access to the Apple TV app experience on the largest screens available today.”

 

Fully integrated into Samsung’s Smart TV platform, users can simply select the Apple TV app icon to access all of their iTunes movies and TV show purchases and browse more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows to buy or rent, including titles available in 4K HDR, in pristine picture quality. Customers around the world can also subscribe to Apple TV channels within the Apple TV app — paying for only the ones they want — and watch on demand directly in the app. Samsung Smart TV users will be able to enjoy Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, in the Apple TV app across the same model lines when the service launches this fall. With AirPlay 2-enabled Samsung Smart TVs, customers can now also effortlessly play videos and other content from their iPhone, iPad or Mac directly to their Samsung Smart TV.

 

The Apple TV app will work seamlessly with Samsung’s Smart TV Services, such as Universal Guide, Bixby and Search, to create a consistent experience across Samsung’s platform.

 





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  # 2237006 14-May-2019 21:44
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Thanks, so I just updated firmware on my Q9 and got a new menu Airplay then mirrored my phone:, here;s Safari

 

 

 

 

 

 

The I rang the App Apple TV and that works well too:

 

 


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  # 2237015 14-May-2019 22:06
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AirPlay spreading its wings is nice.  The Apple TV app itself is neutered as usual, limited to movies only.  

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2237042 14-May-2019 22:55
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Why don’t we get the prompt to connect other streaming services on first run as it explains in all the online tutorials? Is it because there are no official “NZ” that support it?

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  # 2237125 15-May-2019 07:54
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sqishy:

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, have kept the vivid settings on your TV from the store?


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  # 2237146 15-May-2019 08:32
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Can it run the 3Now app that is available for Apple TV? Or do Samsung/Freeview offer some other solution for watching Mediaworks content on demand? What about YouTube?


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  # 2238140 15-May-2019 09:10
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It currently does nothing in NZ except serve up Apple iTunes movies to rent or buy. A bit pointless really. Another App on my ATV 4 that I can't delete that just gets moved to the bottom of the screen never to be used again.


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  # 2238154 15-May-2019 09:16
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Seems strange that Amazon Prime isn't able to be linked as it can be in other regions.  It would be nice if TVNZ and Three, and lightbox were able to be linked but I'm picking none of these will be in any hurry.





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  # 2238164 15-May-2019 09:31
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It would be great if Sky TV could work with Apple to get Neon on there as an Apple TV Channel. Sky has had nearly four years to do something yet we still don’t have an app. I’m sure Apple’s better infrastructure would also ensure the shows stream in much higher quality. The Americans have been saying HBO Now streams at 6Mbps compared with the HBO Apple Channel which is streaming at 10.5 Mbps. If we could get Neon via Apple we could probably get the shows in 1080p and DD5.1 finally.



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  # 2238165 15-May-2019 09:32
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@Senecio:

 

It currently does nothing in NZ except serve up Apple iTunes movies to rent or buy. A bit pointless really. Another App on my ATV 4 that I can't delete that just gets moved to the bottom of the screen never to be used again.

 

 

Sorry, I missed the context here - are you saying this because it's movies to rent/buy? What is it you think is missing? TV shows, music? 





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  # 2238221 15-May-2019 10:12
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freitasm:

@Senecio:


It currently does nothing in NZ except serve up Apple iTunes movies to rent or buy. A bit pointless really. Another App on my ATV 4 that I can't delete that just gets moved to the bottom of the screen never to be used again.



Sorry, I missed the context here - are you saying this because it's movies to rent/buy? What is it you think is missing? TV shows, music? 



Overseas the app works as an aggregator putting shows from different services (Hulu, HBO etc) in one place. Netflix won’t be supporting it though as they want you to use their interface.

The Apple TV app also allows you to sign up to Apple TV Channels. Rather than signing up for HBO, Showtime, CBS All Access etc through their own apps, you sign up for them through the new Apple TV app. This comes with a few benefits. In addition to all these services being available in one interface, they also stream via Apple’s servers which tend to stream in much higher quality with higher bitrates and support for Dolby Atmos and DD 5.1. You can also download the shows from these networks to your devices which the native apps don’t allow.

As I mentioned earlier, I really hope Sky considers working with Apple to have Neon as an Apple TV Channel. Since we don’t have an Apple TV Neon app after nearly four years it would be great if Sky just handed the content to Apple to deliver. We would also get the benefit of higher bitrates, 1080p and DD 5.1 which Neon still does not support.



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  # 2238222 15-May-2019 10:13
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JimmyD:
freitasm:

 

Sorry, I missed the context here - are you saying this because it's movies to rent/buy? What is it you think is missing? TV shows, music? 

 



Overseas the app works as an aggregator putting shows from different services (Hulu, HBO etc) in one place. Netflix won’t be supporting it though as they want you to use their interface.

The Apple TV app also allows you to sign up to Apple TV Channels. Rather than signing up for HBO, Showtime, CBS All Access etc through their own apps, you sign up for them through the new Apple TV app. This comes with a few benefits. In addition to all these services being available in one interface, they also stream via Apple’s servers which tend to stream in much higher quality with higher bitrates and support for Dolby Atmos and DD 5.1. You can also download the shows from these networks to your devices which the native apps don’t allow.

As I mentioned earlier, I really hope Sky considers working with Apple to have Neon as an Apple TV Channel. Since we don’t have an Apple TV Neon app after nearly four years it would be great if Sky just handed the content to Apple to deliver. We would also get the benefit of higher bitrates, 1080p and DD 5.1 which Neon still does not support.

 

 

Ah, so like Hulu Live TV add-on then... Thanks.





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  # 2238283 15-May-2019 11:39
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So Sony and LG soon? Not holding my breath. Panasonic is probably a lost cause as I don’t think they are sold in the US anymore.
I would be happy with only iTunes movie support on these other brands as that’s all I use my ATVs for at the moment anyway.




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  # 2238312 15-May-2019 12:40
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clevedon:

 

Wow, have kept the vivid settings on your TV from the store?

 

 

 

 

No that is the std Q9 TV setting, its the debate about OLED and QLED, they say QLED has a brighter more vivid screen, not to start any debate, I simply compared in store OLED and QLED and liked the QLED better.


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  # 2238318 15-May-2019 12:45
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sqishy:

 

clevedon:

 

Wow, have kept the vivid settings on your TV from the store?

 

 

 

 

No that is the std Q9 TV setting, its the debate about OLED and QLED, they say QLED has a brighter more vivid screen, not to start any debate, I simply compared in store OLED and QLED and liked the QLED better.

 

 

 

 

I'd calibrate it and turn all the processing off, the colours look so unnatural.


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