Samsung launches online version of TV Plus at low prices


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For those of us who don’t have a Samsung TV or mobile device, just like you, the company’s TV Plus streaming service has been a mystery-until now. It turns out that Samsung launched its free, ad-supported online version of TV Plus a few months ago, I just didn’t tell many people.

According to a new report protocol, TV Plus’s network service seems to have been soft-launched in May. In addition to providing TV Plus to almost everyone, Samsung also updated its mobile app in July to enable it to cast its streaming service to Google Chromecast devices. Taking into account the isolated nature of TV Plus so far, these moves represent that the company has entered the free streaming war despite being timid.

A Samsung spokesperson told the media that TV Plus was indeed launched in the second quarter, but did not specify a date.

Samsung TV Plus provides free live TV and linear programs, This is the so-called traditional scheduled TV. Company explained On its website The service does not require subscriptions, introducing new fees, or requiring credit cards. It is not entirely new either. Samsung launched this service in 2016, similar to what you would expect from cable TV.This allows users to access broadcast networks and TV Plus products, The agreement states.

U.S. users Approximately 170 different types of channels can be accessed, from news and game shows to games and reality shows. There is even a Korean drama channel called AsianCrush, which is my current staple food.

TV Plus is very popular among Samsung users, Executives said last year, Accounting for billions of minutes watched every month. It is one of the five most commonly used applications on Samsung Smart TVs and has been installed in recent 50 million TVs worldwide.

Whether TV Plus can succeed among users outside the Samsung ecosystem is an open question. It entered a crowded space with free competitors like Peacock, Roku Channel, Pluto TV and Tubi. Although the TV Plus channel is eye-catching, looking at the list and considering all other available services reminds me of how I felt when I walked into the Forever 21 store when I was young-overwhelmed, exhausted, and willing to stick to what I did. .

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