Spotify app to launch on Samsung's Smart TVs later this year

Samsung has signed a deal with Spotify to bring the music streaming service to Samsung's Smart TV range, giving customers access to millions of music tracks.

The service will be rolled out later this year on Samsung's E-series TVs such as ES800 and ES9000, but will also include Blu-ray players and home theatre systems in the future.

The Spotify service will feature as an app based on a monthly subscription of £10 in the UK with new users being able to test the service for a limited period for free. Customers will have on-demand access to a library of over 18 million tracks.

"Great music demands great sound quality. With the new Spotify app, people no longer need to fuss about connecting cables from their laptop or tablet to Hi-Fi equipment. Spotify for Samsung Smart TVs and home theatre systems brings Spotify's huge music library directly into your living room," said Dan Saunders, director of content services for Samsung Electronics Europe.

In the UK, the Spotify app will join popular services such as the iPlayer, Netflix, LoveFilm and Skype. This is considered a significant distribution deal for Spotify, enabling it to become a mainstream consumer application

"It's our dream to make all the world's music available instantly to everyone, everywhere, and bringing our service to Samsung Smart TVs is taking us another step closer to turning this dream into reality," added Pascal de Mul, global head of hardware partnerships for Spotify.