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Samsung Introduces NewsON and Spotify

Samsung Introduces NewsON and Spotify

Samsung has announced NewsON for timely news information and content delivered straight to Samsung Smart TVs and Spotify.

NewsON offers a snapshot of the latest news and weather information from Yahoo!, Samsung’s first content partner on NewsON. By downloading an update on Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV owners can now access the new NewsON panel via the Samsung Smart Hub for free. Users can click through to see story summaries, full articles or stream news video clips.

Spotify comes specially optimized for Samsung Smart TVs and enables users to listen to their favourite music directly from their Samsung Smart TV. Spotify offers on-demand access to over 20 million songs, with the option to search by song title, album or favorite artist. The app also automatically recommends the most popular music by region, and users can create and add new songs to playlists and subscribe to those of other members.

Spotify is now available for download on Samsung Apps for Samsung Smart TV at a monthly subscription of S$9.90. New users can visit www.spotify.com/samsung to experience Spotify Premium for 30 days, completely free, and it will be included for all existing Spotify Premium users with a Samsung Smart TV.

Best viewed with the latest Samsung UHD TVs, Samsung Video Hub offers consumers the choice of purchasing or renting on-demand a wide selection of movies – from current blockbusters to timeless classics produced by major Hollywood studios including Walt Disney Pictures and Dreamworks as well as local content. Users can stream a video on Samsung Video Hub and choose to watch it across multiple Samsung devices from Smart TVs to Galaxy smartphones and tablets registered with the same Samsung account.

Apart from access to the richest content experience including NewsON, Spotify and Samsung Video Hub, consumers are assured that Samsung UHD TVs are currently the only future-proof UHD TV in the market that can adopt future UHD resolution standards. The Evolution Kit enables UHD TV users to always enjoy the latest features and services, and provides compatible solutions for upcoming UHD standards in connectivity and broadcasting. For Samsung UHD TVs, the Evolution Kit is embedded in the One Connect box so the TV remains the focus while allowing users to perform upgrades and enjoy the latest UHD TV features seamlessly. The Evolution Kit, unique to Samsung UHD TVs, promises users the potential to enjoy the latest future technology, now and into the future.

Samsung UHD TVs boast Samsung’s proprietary Quadmatic Picture Engine for amazing picture quality. The Engine includes a four-step up-scaling technology to automatically detect and up-convert HD and FHD to UHD details, and corrects any error in the process so consumers can always enjoy the best UHD-level picture quality regardless of video source. Samsung UHD TVs feature quad-core processors for consumers to enjoy true multitasking capabilities between content and apps for a premium Smart TV experience.

  Price in S$
S9 85-inch UHD TV 49,999
F9000 65-inch UHD TV  9,499
F9000 55-inch UHD TV 6,499

From now till 17 November 2013, consumers can receive a 32-inch Samsung Smart TV F4500 (worth S$599) or Samsung AirTrack HW-F551 (worth S$549) with any F9000 UHD TV purchase.

Images accredited to Samsung.

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