Samsung TV Plus rolling out product update 5.2, which enhances content discovery. Thanks to the new home screen and discoverability features, Samsung TV Plus now offers a dedicated kids experience to connect consumers with ‘Best of Kids’ programming.
Additionally, the new destination will feature popular new content like Blippi, Barney and Friends, Baby Einstein, Teletubbies, Caillou, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3 and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Users can also enjoy family favorites like PBS KIDS, Strawberry Shortcake, Slugterra, Moonbug, Ryan and Friends, LEGO™ Channel, Kidoodle.TV and more.
TV Plus’ new dedicated music destination allows users to easily discover and enjoy songs and artists spanning over 200 playlists and 40+ channels from partners Vevo, XITE and Stingray.
On-demand playlists will cater to a wide range of music tastes in a variety of formats, including decade-based playlists like ‘90s Country; genre-based playlists like Hip-Hop Icons; and artist-centered playlists for top acts.
Blockbuster movies and premium content
Expanded Fan-favorite “Movie Hub”: Following the success of The Movie Hub, Samsung TV Plus has expanded and refreshed its movie channel offering by adding new channels, Movie Hub West, Movie Hub Action, and Movie Hub Holidays. The new Movie Hub channels will continue to deliver thousands of live and on-demand blockbuster movies like Bridget Jones’s Diary, Collateral, Cruel Intentions, Silver Linings Playbook, The Hurt Locker, Titanic, Gladiator, Imitation Game and more to come.
The Most Comprehensive FAST News Offering: Samsung TV Plus now offers one of the most comprehensive global, national and local news offerings, including the news you need to know from major news networks including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and NBC – as well as top business news networks like Bloomberg TV+, Sky News, Scripps News, Cheddar News, USA TODAY, and Yahoo Finance.
The Holidays Are Here – Seasonal Preview: With winter fast approaching, Samsung TV Plus is the perfect destination for all holiday-themed entertainment. Spanning genres and channels, users will be able to enjoy titles like Christmas Angel starring Tamera Mowry-Housley, Feliz NaviDAD featuring Mario Lopez, and other favorites from Hallmark Movies & More and Holiday Movie Favorites by Lifetime. Samsung TV Plus will also feature seasonal music video playlists perfect for decking the halls, and Samsung TV Plus’ signature Fireplace 4K channel with a display so crystal clear you’ll think it’s real.
Diverse Multicultural Entertainment: Samsung TV Plus offers a fast-growing offering of multilingual and multicultural news and entertainment. The service recently launched 10 new first-to-FAST Spanish-language channels from ViX, TelevisaUnivision’s global streaming service, as well as the Ebony TV by Lionsgate channel featuring shows and movies like The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker; Snitch featuring Dwayne Johnson; Dear White People starring Tessa Thompson; Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself; Are We There Yet?; and Kevin Hart: What the Fit.
The product update 5.2 and new titles will initially be available on Samsung Smart TV models 2019-2023, rolling out later this year through early 2024 to additional Smart TV models and Galaxy mobile devices.
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra: Samsung becomes Big Ten Conference official tablet partner
Recently, the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network announced that Samsung (Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra) became its official tablet partner for the Big Ten Conference.
To kick off the partnership, the Big Ten, Samsung and Indiana Sports Corp will host a high school football coaches workshop on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Lucas Oil Stadium led by Jake Butt and Gerry DiNardo.
A diverse group of 10 Indiana high school football coaches will utilize the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra as they receive instruction from Butt and DiNardo on breaking down film and utilizing the tablet’s best-in-class features.
As a part of the partnership, the Big Ten Network will deliver Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra branded social content across its platforms, including coverage from the coaches workshop and the Big Ten Football Championship Game.
Additional partnership elements include Samsung’s ability to use the Big Ten’s registered trademarks, as well as various promotional signage assets at the Big Ten Football Championship game.
Global sport and entertainment agency, CSM, assisted Samsung in the development and negotiation of the partnership with the Big Ten Conference and Network.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Z Flip/Fold 5 outshine predecessors in October 2023 sales
Samsung has reportedly experienced a decrease in smartphone sales in October 2023. In particular, the company’s smartphone sales dipped 8 percent year-over-year, and 2 percent compared to September 2023.
According to Hana Securities (via Revegnus), Samsung smartphone sales slowed down in October 2023 due to the lack of new launches. At the same time, Apple spent a fruitful October due to its recently released iPhone 15 series.
Despite intensified competition in the mid-range market, the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy A series remained steady. Talking about flagships, the S23 series and Z Flip/Fold 5 sales remained strong compared to their predecessors.
The 9-month sales of the Galaxy S23 reached 25.06 million units (S23 Ultra 11.63 million, S23 Plus 4.52 million, S23 8.91 million), surpassing the S22’s corresponding sales of 20.32 million units by 23%.
Apart from this, the 3-month sales of the Galaxy Z5 series recorded 4.86 million units (Z Flip 5: 3.08 million, Z Fold 5: 1.79 million), a 4% increase over the Z4 series’s 4.68 million units (Z Flip 4: 2.87 million, Z Fold 4: 1.81 million).
Samsung Smartphone Sales in October 2023:
– Experienced an 8% decrease compared to the same month last year and a 2% decrease compared to the previous month.
– Due to the absence of new models that could boost sales.
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