Demo: Using Apple Music on a Samsung TV

Samsung and Apple have partnered to bring the Apple Music app to Samsung TVs, and as of today, the ‌Apple Music‌ service and dedicated app can be accessed on Samsung TV sets manufactured in 2018 and later.


We have a Samsung TV so we thought we'd check out how ‌Apple Music‌ works, as this is the first time that Apple has brought the ‌Apple Music‌ app directly to a smart TV.

Samsung TV owners who also use ‌Apple Music‌ on other devices will find the interface looks and feels familiar. It's almost identical to what you see when using ‌Apple Music‌ on the Apple TV, with a navigation bar that features For You, Browse, Radio, Library, Search, and Settings.

For You features curated music picks from Apple and playlists customized to your listening tastes, while Browse houses content recommendations, more generalized playlists, radio stations, and more, with a focus on trending music and new releases.

Radio, of course, lets you listen to radio stations and Beats 1 shows, Videos houses trending music videos, and Library features your saved ‌Apple Music‌ songs and playlists and personal music stored in iCloud or added through iTunes Match.

A Now Playing tab lets you see what's currently playing, and Search is for looking for specific songs, artists, or albums.

In our testing, the app worked well and was bug-free, and it will be interesting to see whether the ‌Apple Music‌ app expands to additional smart TVs and platforms in the coming months. Perhaps Apple will even bring other services like Podcasts and Apple Arcade to non-Apple platforms at some point in the future.

Along with the ‌Apple Music‌ app, Samsung smart TVs also have an ‌Apple TV‌ app to allow Samsung users to use Apple TV+ and iTunes content as Apple works to expand access to its services outside of its own ecosystem.

Though Apple is expanding the ‌Apple Music‌ service to newer smart TVs from Samsung, there are still plans on the horizon for new ‌Apple TV‌ set-top boxes. Rumors suggest Apple is working on a refreshed ‌Apple TV‌ with an updated processor that could come out at some point this year.

Top Rated Comments

CarlJ Avatar
10 months ago


Um, installing and launching, why didn't you show that part?! Also, link to the list of supported TVs maybe?

This is as vacuous as a TikTok. What's wrong that you can't think to include informative details in a so-called news article?

You know if you offered these as suggestions, instead of abuse, and tagged the editor who posted the article, it might get updated. Unless complaining was your primary goal.
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AngerDanger Avatar
10 months ago


Samsung and Apple have partnered ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/04/23/apple-music-samsung-tvs/') to bring the Apple Music app to Samsung TVs

Ohhhhh, so this is what it felt when…

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erinsarah Avatar
10 months ago


All of Samsung TVs can't even support Dolby Vision 4K. Who still buy Samsung TVs?

Lots and lots of Costco shoppers.
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CarlJ Avatar
10 months ago


I mean games in Apple Arcade depends on stuff in iOS, iPad OS and MacOS that aren't available on smart TV platforms – graphics rendering using Metal for example.

I don't see Apple Arcade going into Smart TVs unless/until Apple makes a bare-board AppleTV card to sell direct to TV manufacturers. Arcade requires iOS or tvOS, and Apple doesn't let anyone else put it on hardware not made by Apple, plus it's complicated, plus the hardware has to exactly match Apple hardware (so they can develop Arcade for several hardware combinations rather than hundreds of random TV manufacturer hardware setups.
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CarlJ Avatar
10 months ago


My big question is: although there's an AppleTV app on the Samsung TV (I just got a Samsung TV yesterday), it lacks the ability to tie into my iTunes library on my Mac. Home videos, etc. still can't go to the TV like I was able to send them to my AppleTV box (my kids got the old TV and box). Is this at all doable? I have a lot of videos on my Mac I'd like to be able to watch on the new TV.

I think you're going to find the AppleTV app on smart TVs limited to playing TV+, and movies/shows purchased from Apple. It's not the full capabilities of a hardware AppleTV. I have an AppleTV app in my TV, which I've never touched, since it's only a subset of the capabilities of my standalone AppleTV.
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Manatlt Avatar
10 months ago


All of Samsung TVs can't even support Dolby Vision 4K. Who still buy Samsung TVs?

I do.
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