Samsung has launched it’s free and ad-supported streaming service, Smart TV Plus on the web. Earlier the service was limited to Samsung TV and mobile devices. It is now available to anyone and everyone, that too, for free. However, the company kept a rather low profile about the launch. We are not sure why they decided to do so. It has also added casting support for Chromecast devices.
Samsung TV Plus was launched back in 2016 and was available only on Samsung smart TVs till now. It is available in almost 23 countries and is arguably streamed for “billions of minutes every month” as told by Samsung Electronics SVP Sang Kim, in a report by Protocol.
Now the service has entered a relatively competitive space and is likely to be compared soon to other popular free ad-supported streaming services. Whether it will conform to the standards of the space is a matter to be looked at. They have managed to bring the TV Plus to a larger audience and because it is free, it is likely to attract more viewers.