| Point is, they are making moves to counter the lack of DV. Next move....just add DV...|
Samsung smart TVs gain Amazon Prime Music support
Samsung has recently tightened its relationship with Amazon, partnering up on its HDR10+ tech meant to counter Dolby Vision HDR. Now, Samsung's smart TVs will be some of the first third-party, non-Alexa devices able to stream Amazon Prime Music and Unlimited Music in the US and elsewhere, Samsung announced. The service will also work on all of Samsung's audio devices, including sound bars and wireless speakers.
Amazon Prime Music has a limited choice compared to services like Spotify or Apple Music, but it has one huge advantage: It's free if you're already a Prime member, at least in the US and UK. Unlimited Music gives you more choice, but is a paid service with a discount for Prime members and Echo owners. Up until now, however, the services have been pretty much limited to your phone, PC, Amazon's Echo or other Alexa devices from Sonos and others.
The music services will work on most Samsung Smart TV models, provided you're in the US, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Spain, for now. That could be because of limitations on Amazon Unlimited and/or Prime Music availability. Some countries like the US and UK offer both Prime Music and Unlimited Music, while other nations (France) only have the Unlimited option.
Recently, Amazon launched Unlimited Music more widely and Prime Video across the world. Hopefully, that same detente will apply to its Alexa and Echo devices, as well as Prime Music, which are still only in just a handful of countries so far.
I would also point out that while Amazon may be partnering with Samsung on HDR10+, they offer quite a few DV titles. Samsung is on an island. Article below from summer 2016 when they began offering DV. Cooters
“We’re thrilled that starting today customers have access to titles, including our binge-worthy Amazon Original Series, in Dolby Vision HDR,” vice president of Amazon Video Jim Freeman said in a statement. “Today is just the beginning. We will continue to expand our selection, adding more movies and TV series for our customers to watch and enjoy in the premium picture quality of HDR.”
add one more puzzle piece. Amazon hasn't rolled out DV in Europe. Interesting times!