Samsung cuts deal for Spotify on its TV sets in Europe

Oct 10 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co saidon Wednesday it will become the first TV manufacturer to bringmusic streaming service Spotify to Internet-connected televisionsets, with the launch of a new application later this year.

Privately held Spotify offers on-demand access to a libraryof more than 18 million songs, and will be available for TV inEurope as a result of this partnership, Samsung said.

Samsung has a history of partnering or rebranding existingmusic and video services on its devices, where they compete withmusic stores from the likes of Google and Amazon

and streaming services such as Spotify and PandoraMedia .

However, in May, Samsung bought online music service mSpotand has built its own Music Hub service which is available forusers of its latest smartphones.

(Reporting By Tarmo Virki in Helsinki; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)

((tarmo.virki@thomsonreuters.com)(+358 40840 6235))


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