Samsung has released a web version of its free, ad-supported Smart TV Plus streaming service
Samsung, the electronics giant, has released a web version of its free, ad-supported Smart TV Plus streaming service for live and linear programmes, as well as Chromecast casting capabilities.
According to Protocol nitty gritty Friday, the streaming product, which was originally designed to serve Samsung TV and mobile phone consumers, was released as a web service in the second quarter. Samsung’s service is a new player in the streaming wars, and it was launched with minimal fanfare, but it now makes an application that was previously restricted to Samsung subscribers widely available to everybody. When contacted on Friday, Samsung had no immediate comment on the shipment.
Samsung TV Plus has been around for a long time — it’s been available on Samsung great TVs since 2016 — but the expansion to other devices outside of the streaming environment puts it even more directly in competition with advancement-enabled streaming services like Peacock, the Roku Channel, and many linear-programming freebies like Pluto TV or Plex. Choice is unrivalled, and you can’t beat the cost of nothing, but if Samsung’s desires are to control the linear streaming area, it’s a little late to the party.