[Samsung] Spotify for Samsung TV - Tizen OS

Would be really nice to have in this year the Spotify app available for the 2015 and 2016 models of Samsung Smart TV's running Tizen OS, at least some kind of beta or limited functionality one if not fully working. It's a shame that Spotify is still not available in the Samsung SmartHub after 2 years of the release of the new platform.

 

UA32J5570AULXL-277556-0.jpgSpotify on Samsung SmartHub

 If you'd like to speed up the developement, try tweeting @SpotifyCares on Twitter about this idea.

 

Please Spotify, show us some love and care!

 

Here's a list of the Samsung Smart TV's running Tizen OS:

 

2015 models:

  • Samsung JS9500
  • Samsung JS9000
  • Samsung JS8500
  • Samsung JS8000
  • Samsung JS7000
  • Samsung JU7500
  • Samsung JU7000 / JU7100
  • Samsung JU6800
  • Samsung JU6700
  • Samsung JU6600
  • Samsung JU6500
  • Samsung JU6400
  • Samsung J6300
  • Samsung J6200
  • Samsung J5500

2016 models:

  • Samsung KS9800
  • Samsung KS9500
  • Samsung KS9000
  • Samsung KS9090
  • Samsung KS8500
  • Samsung KS8000
  • Samsung KS8090
  • Samsung KS8080
  • Samsung KS7500
  • Samsung KS7590
  • Samsung KS7000
  • Samsung KS7090
  • Samsung KU6670
  • Samsung KU6680
  • Samsung KU6500
  • Samsung KU6509
  • Samsung KU6300
  • Samsung KU6400
  • Samsung KU6100
  • Samsung KU6000
  • Samsung KU6079
  • Samsung K6300
  • Samsung K6379
  • Samsung K5500
  • Samsung K5589

Updated: 2016-10-20

Hey everyone! Today, we’re excited to announce a new and improved Spotify experience coming to 2015 and 2016 Samsung Smart TVs.

Enjoying music on your Samsung Smart TV has never been better! Now Spotify Free and Premium users can easily play, skip, browse and search through a catalogue of more than 30 million songs directly on their TVs with a brand new experience beautifully optimized for the big screen.

For more details please click here.

 

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Status: Implemented
Comments
Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28
Status changed to: Implemented
Updated: 2015-11-17

Marked as new idea and edited the title slightly to make it easier to find via search. ;)



spotifylinux
Regular

For anyone wondering if he has 2015 model, your TV model name has to contain J or L in the name after the screen size in the model name (or check with something like this).

Niwa
Newbie

This isn't something that we should have to ask for, it should just be developed and released when samsung released their new OS..

 

Just do it god damnit, we pay for this service. Pretty please

 

dirtyred
Roadie

Niwa you're completely right. There's a topic in which we were discussing this issue for months but Spotify still didn't announce anything about supporting this platform... so I posted this idea. Hopefully Spotify won't ignore this. Until then my Premium account is cancelled as a sign of protest.

xtracold
Newbie

Likewise I would very much like to see Spotify develop the Tizen compatible app. To miss out on a leading TV platform is dropping the ball.

tomekwl3
Casual Listener

Hey spotiy! Deezer and Rdio have tizen TV app, Tidal is working on it. What about you?

deadnex
Newbie
FYI, 2015 Samsung Tizen TVs have an emulator that allows apps for older platforms to be run, but the apps have to be installed through a USB stick. I am successfully running Emby this way, even though they don't have official support for Tizen OS. If anyone with an older jailbroken Samsung TV can extract the app files for Spotify, I am willing to test if they work on ny Tizen TV.
tomekwl3
Casual Listener

@deadnex I'm sorry for offtopic, but could you give me some tips how to install emby? :) I've managed to enter developer mode so far, but i have no idea where to find this app to download (there's only an IP adress shown in one topic). Thanks in advance

deadnex
Newbie

If you add /widgetlist.xml to the ip address you already have, you can find the download link to the package zip file.

I.e. http://xx.xx.xx.xx/widgetlist.xml

 

Verify that the index.html and config.xml files are on "root" level inside the zip file. (that you do not have to open another folder inside the zip file to see them) If they are inside another folder, you must first unpack the zip file and create a new uncompressed zip file.

 

To install it you need an empty USB stick formatted as FAT32. Create a folder named userwidget, place the zip file inside this folder and plug it in the TV. There is no need to enable developer mode on the TV.

dirtyred
Roadie

I just hope we get Spotify at least as a Christmas present because the year is almost over and I'm starting to lose hope.