Samsung smart TVs add ITV Player

Samsung smart TVThe catch-up Tv services from all major UK broadcastsers are now on Samsung smart TVs with the addition of ITV Player.\

Samsung’s Smart TV platform now hosts BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, 4oD and, exclusive to Samsung, ITV Player.

Guy Kinnell, head of TV and AV at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland, commented on the changing viewing habits in the UK: “According to our report ‘Samsung Futures: The Future of Smart TV’, people now spend an average of 2.7 hours a day watching TV1. We know that more and more people are using catch up services, so demand for our full catch up offering will be high. We’ve also seen content providers such as the BBC meeting this trend by commissioning original dramas for BBC iPlayer while the ‘House of Cards’ has been streamed exclusively for Netflix subscribers.

With this groundbreaking development from Samsung Smart TV’s all the on demand services are in one place. Those catching up on their favourite shows on their Samsung televisions will also be immersed in the award winning picture quality2. Gone are the days of juggling multiple devices; viewers can enjoy their favourite programmes on the best screen in the house, whenever they want to.”

The catch up services have joined an expanding collection of entertainment portals available on Samsung Smart TVs such as Netflix, Lovefilm, Spotify, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player and Demand 5 are all available on all 2011, 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TV models.