Samsung TV owners have recently lost access to a once-exclusive feature.
SAMSUNG TV owners have long had access to a wealth of free entertainment via the company’s private TV Plus app, but it appears that anyone will soon be able to use it.
The popular TV Plus software that comes pre-installed on Samsung’s new smart televisions will be familiar to Samsung TV users. This ad-supported, non-subscription service has a wide range of channels and programming, including Vevo Pop, CNN, SuperToons TV, and the Comedy Channel. The best thing is that tuning in is completely free, with Samsung providing over 90 channels that can be accessed without providing any credit card or bank information.
TV Plus has been one of the fastest-growing streaming services in the world since its launch in 2015, and it may be poised to get even bigger.
TV Plus was previously only available on Samsung TVs, but in April of this year, the Korean company made the program available to Galaxy smartphone and tablet users. Now it appears that millions more people will be able to access TV Plus, and they will no longer be need to own any Samsung devices in order to watch.
Samsung has discreetly introduced TV Plus on the web, according to Protocol, which means that anyone with an internet browser may now log in and watch these channels on their PCs.
Samsung has verified to Protocol that an online version of this service has been released, although it is currently unknown who can use it. The soft launch, which hasn’t been publicly publicized, appears to be centered mostly in the United States. This website attempted to reach the UK version, but it does not appear to be operational at this time.
In the following months, other areas of the world will likely gain access to TV Plus, which might mean that individuals who have a browser installed on their televisions, or anyone with a streaming device like Google’s Chromecast, will be able to watch these new channels on non-Samsung TVs.
This is fantastic news for Sony, LG, Hisense, and Panasonic owners, while Samsung users may be disappointed that they no longer have access to this exclusive.
If you own a Samsung television, the news isn’t all terrible; customers have recently been treated to another additional channel on their big screen. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”