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Deezer reveals smart TV partnerships

TINA HART
Deezer

Music subscription service Deezer has partnered with TV manufacturers Samsung, LG and Toshiba to deliver unlimited access to a catalogue of over 20 million tracks via smart TV sets.

In the last year alone, around 43 million smart TVs were sold, and it is predicted that this number will rise to 95 million by 2016.

Deezer subscribers will have instant access to all their playlists, tracks and Deezer recommendations via their smart TV.

Non-subscribers can still use Deezer’s discovery mode, which offers unlimited access to its thousands of artist-based and themed radio channels, and allows browsing to the Deezer library and listening to 30-second clips of any of its 20 million tracks.

Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer, said: “We are committed to delivering a music revolution. Deezer is already available directly via a number of hi-fis and in-car entertainment systems - and of course on most smartphones, tablets and PCs - but we believe that putting Deezer at the heart of the TV experience marks the next innovation for music. For many of us, the living room is the heart of the home, and we want Deezer to be a part of that.”

Mark Foster, marketing director of Deezer UK and Ireland said: “Deezer’s partnership with these three leading TV manufacturers brings us one step closer to breaking down barriers to music around the world and making it more accessible than ever to enjoy music legally - people can listen to Deezer anywhere, at anytime, on any device.”

Richard Choi, senior vice president of the Smart Business Centre at LG Electronics, said: “We are providing our customers with a new on-demand content service that enables browsing, sharing, organizing and, of course, listening to songs from a huge range of international artists.

“LG was the first company to integrate Deezer – a service already available for PCs, tablets and smartphones – in its Smart TV lineup. Going forward, LG and Deezer will continue to explore ways to deliver innovative music experiences on Smart TVs and other media platforms.”

Deezer currently has more than three million paying subscribers that listen to an average of 60 hours of music per month and is now available in more than 180 countries and across every continent in the world.

Deezer will be available on all Samsung smart TV models produced from 2011 (Europe only), and on all LG smart TV models produced from 2011 (available worldwide). It will also be available on all post-2011 Toshiba smart TV models (Europe and MEA/Asia, Pacific) and on smart all smart TV models produced from 2013 (worldwide).

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