"With services a key part of the Apple flywheel and one of the only silver linings in an otherwise dark period of growth, Cook & Co. need to double down on content and distribution partners going forward", according to Dan Ives, an analyst with Wedbush Securities.
Samsung Smart TVs in 190 countries will also start to support Apple's AirPlay 2 standard, allowing users to share videos, photos, music and podcasts from their Apple devices to their TV. "By adding Micro LED modules, users can expand their display to any size they desire", said the company on its website.
2019 is apparently going to be a bold new year for Apple, as the company has already announced that its AirPlay 2 feature will be expanding to Samsung smart TVs.
For Apple's streaming services to flourish, the company has to look beyond Apple TV, which has struggled to compete in the living room with Amazon, Roku, Google (GOOGL) and TV manufacturers. It's also likely that Apple will strike up similar deals with other video platform providers. They'll also be bringing support for AirPlay 2 starting at around the same time. In recent years Apple has taken steps to wean itself off Samsung by developing its own future screen technology and device processors.
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The new "iTunes Movies and TV Shows" Smart TV application will be available on all new 2019 TV models from Samsung beginning this spring, as well as seeing support for 2018 models via firmware updates.
Two of tech's biggest rivals are working together: Apple and Samsung partnered to make it easier for people to watch iTunes content.
"Our non-iPhone businesses have less exposure to emerging markets, and the vast majority of services revenue is related to the size of the installed base, not current period sales". You can even play music on the TV and sync it with other AirPlay 2compatible speakers anywhere in your home, says Apple.
And if that service is limited to Apple-made hardware, it's not going to get adopted by many, especially since the majority of TV owners in the world probably don't own an Apple TV.