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Samsung Smart TV

PhoenixGB
Newbie

Hi

 

I have a Samsung Smart TV purchased in Dubai, i reset the TV and started it all up whilst connected to my UK VPN, i have the Spotify app but i get a message saying that the TV's firmware doesnt support the app.

 

Any ideas?

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timlevell
Casual Listener

Fingers crossed! I just bought my Samsung ue40es5500 partly because I was told Spotify works on it. I just set it all up and was disappointed not to see the app, but this thread has at least kept me updated.

Dpj
Casual Listener

Good news.  Spotify now up and running on my 5 series. 

timlevell
Casual Listener

Likewise - discovered it with happiness on my ue40es5500 and had it playing out great music all evenin. Had to update my firmware to xx30 first, and the app crashed initially as well,so I had to delete it and reinstall in. But now it seems to be working fine.  Will be interested to see any bug reports.

Alahti
Regular

On my 6 Series tv still nothing.

Popfan
Music Fan

It should automaticly appear on the Smart Hub (check your last page or Samsung Apps). No prob' for me, it runs really good! Sweeeet!!

Popfan
Music Fan

Even though I should appriciate the crossfade function. The versions I use on my PC and Smartphone has that function, and I like it a lot!

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David
Spotify Legend
Hello everyone.

Just been informed that Spotify should be back up for E5000 / 6000 devices now. Ensure your Firmware is up to date and it should be in your Samsung app marketplace.
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Drowzap
Newbie

So nice.. Can't wait to get back home to download it! 🙂

 

Alahti
Regular

Still cant see it, maybe cause I am from country (Estonia) that not listed for spotify?

Popfan
Music Fan

Do you have the latest fw (1030) installed?? If not - update and enjoy!

Alahti
Regular

Yes, I installed 1030 on same day it came out.

kozzmann
Regular

Finally the app is here.

Seems it only works with a premium account and not with an unlimited account.

I find this quite stupid as a tv is something that is in your home. 

Paying extra for smartphone use is okay but for a television? No! I already use spotify with my htpc.

I hate it that for every small thing that gets invented they want us to pay more.

 

Paying double only for one app... never gonna happen.

 

Still love spotfify though... but on my htpc.

Popfan
Music Fan

Yes, only for premium accounts.

Alahti
Regular

And only in supported countries, very bad news.

timlevell
Casual Listener

I don't think you are paying double for one app though are you?  I'm a premium customer and I now have it on my phone, iPad and TV - all for one subscription.  Considering how much I used to pay every month to buy albums, I have to say that Spotify Premium seems to me like one of the best bargains of my whole life!

shadowhorst
Casual Listener

Same here. Why paying double? I use Spotify on 3 computers, 1 tablet, 1 smartphone and now my tv with just one subscription. You can't listen to music at the same time on different devices, because this would allow to share a user account with other people.

erikf85
Casual Listener

Where are the keyboard support?!?!?

kozzmann
Regular

I only listen to spotify at home through my htpc, so it is already on my tv.

I don't use it on a smartphone or ipad. And I have no intention of doing that.

So for me it is not interesting to buy the premium account only for the Samsung Smart TV app.

 

Still a bit disappointed that they only allow the premium to use that app. I don't really see the difference using the app or my htpc. It's a commercial decision, I get that.

 

If I would use all the other premium features I agree that it is worth it but not for only using it on one device...

Bitterman
Casual Listener

Finally installed and happy as a clam.

Afraithe
Casual Listener

I tried installing Spotify on my Samsung Smart TV from 2012.

 

First, I got the message its checking the firmware, I hadn't upgraded so after it was done, I upgraded to the latest version.

 

http://www.samsung.com/se/support/model/PS51E8005GUXXE-downloads#

 

But it still says my firmware isn't compatible? It's like its not even checking now, first time it said something like "Checking your firmware version, this can take a while", but now it just goes straight to "Firmware not supported". I tried reinstalling the app but no changes.

 

Any ideas?

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