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Samsung TVs to bring Kiwis Spark Sport

Thu, 6th Jun 2019
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Samsung Electronics New Zealand has announced its support for the Spark Sport smart TV app, in a move that makes it the first brand to do so.

The app is available on Samsung smart TVs made in 2017 and onwards, providing users with Spark Sport's full range of premium sporting content.

"Kiwis are huge sports fans, so we're excited to partner with Spark Sport to give our customers the ability to be the first in New Zealand to stream the content that matters to them directly from their smart TVs," says Jens Anders, Samsung New Zealand head of consumer electronics.
"When paired with our signature vivid Samsung QLED, it will offer convenience through an unrivalled and immersive viewing experience from your living room," he says.

"At Samsung, we strive to constantly innovate and provide our customers with the best in picture quality, intuitive interfaces and sleek design. We're proud to be partnering with Spark Sport to pioneer the next level of sport viewing in New Zealand," Anders adds.

The Spark Sport app will make it easy for Samsung smart television owners to access some of the biggest sporting events of the year, including the international rugby tournament taking place this year.

The launch of Spark Sport comes just after the announcement that all 2019 and select 2018 Samsung TVs will feature the new Apple TV and Airplay2 apps, so that Samsung customers can access all of their iTunes movies and TV show purchases and browse more than 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows to buy or rent, including titles available in 4K HDR.

"These new offerings, alongside Samsung's existing suite of local and international streaming television apps, including Netflix, Spotify, NEON, Lightbox, FAN PASS and Freeview On Demand, provide Kiwis with a modern and no-hassle home entertainment experience," says Anders.

The Spark Sport app is available to download from the app store on all eligible Samsung smart televisions from today. A free 7-day trial is available; following that Spark Sport is available for just $19.99 per month.

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