SEATTLE—October 3, 2012—Rhapsody today announced that it is now available on LG, Panasonic and Samsung Smart TVs as the company executes on its strategy to be everywhere its members are listening to music.
“Our goal is to be within arm’s reach for our customers so they can enjoy anytime, anywhere access to the music that matters most to them. For many of our customers, the living room and the TV are the focal point for digital media consumption,” said Paul Springer, SVP product and design, Rhapsody. “With these launches, Rhapsody expands its reach on the most popular Smart TV platforms, with more coming.”
According to NPD’s Smart TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 20 percent of televisions shipped this year will be smart TVs. Topology Research reports that’s 53 million units, approximately 75 percent more than the number of smart TVs shipped in 2010.
The Rhapsody TV apps are optimized to facilitate convenient, fast playback with a visually rich interface that maximizes high-definition displays.
“Our customers tell us they use Rhapsody differently on their television than they do on their PC, smartphone or tablets,” said Springer. “So, we prioritized features such as radio stations, favorite tracks, editorial and customer-curated playlists as well as new releases and recommendations. With Rhapsody for your Smart TV, you get the right music, right now, right in your living room.”
Rhapsody will also be available on Sharp Smart TVs within the coming months, and Microsoft recently announced that the Rhapsody music service will be part of Xbox Live, launching later this year.
The Rhapsody® digital music service (www.rhapsody.com) gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 16 million songs, whether they’re listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers to access their music through more touch-points than any other digital music service, including mobile phones from Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, RIM BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android mobile platforms as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos and Philips. Rhapsody is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, New York and San Francisco. Rhapsody, and the Rhapsody logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.