German HDTV platform HD+ has introduced an USB dongle enabling the owners of smart TV sets to receive its subscription service without a set-top-box.
Samsung will equip its Ultra HD sets from the KU6079 series onwards with the TVkey the manufacturer jointly developed with encryption technology provider Nagra. In contrast to HD+ set-top-boxes and the HD+ module, no HD+ smartcard is required for decryption.
From February 1 until April 16, 2017, the buyers of compatible Samsung TV sets receive the HD+ TVkey free of charge. After the purchase from a retailer taking part in the special promotion, the buyer has to register the TV set on the website www.samsung.de/gratisHD.
The customer will then receive a free HD+ TVkey by mail including a free 6-month HD+ subscription. When it expires, it’s up to the customer to opt for a regular subscription.
Customers having bought a Samsung TV set from the KU6079 series onwards before the promotion started, can order an HD+ TVkey from HD+ at www.hd-plus.de/tvkey for €79 from 7 February, 2017.