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Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs

Anglo-Swedish music streaming service Spotify has forged a deal with South Korea’s Samsung Electronics which will bring the immensely popular music service to Samsung’s E-series of Smart TVs.

The application is to be launched shortly, and will be made available initially in a number of European countries including the UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia, before being expanded to Samsung Blu-ray players and home theatre systems later this year.

Users will have to sign up for a €9.99 per month Premium account however: as with mobile devices, the service will not be available to subscribers of the desktop-only Spotify Unlimited package.

Spotify is now available in around 16 countries (the major European markets plus the US, Australia and New Zealand), and had reached 15mn users by August 2012, of which around 4mn are paying customers.

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