Rhapsody Brings a Jukebox to Your Living Room via LG, Panasonic and Samsung
SEATTLE -- October 03, 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
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.
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Tim LeRoy, 312-451-7679
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