Napster Live on Samsung Connected TVs

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Napster, the pioneer of digital music, today announced that Samsung televisions with Internet@TV now support the Napster TV widget, which provides access to the Napster subscription music service. This week, owners of Samsung televisions with Internet@TV can now enjoy personalized on-demand music in their living room, or any room with a TV.

“Together with Napster, we’re excited to offer a widget that mirrors the familiar Napster interface and now makes it easy to access your favorite music with a few touches of your TV remote.”

Anyone with a Samsung television with the Internet@TV feature can access the free Napster TV widget in the Yahoo! Widget Gallery and instantly enjoy a free 14-day trial. Napster subscribers can sign in to their account from the connected TV to browse, search, preview and listen to Napster’s entire catalog of music, on-demand, as well as enjoy custom radio stations, playlists and Billboard Charts for as low as $5 per month.

“We think TV is more than just for viewing your favorite programs. We’re committed to enriching in-home entertainment, and as part of this effort, we’re focused on transforming television viewing from a passive to interactive experience,” said John Revie, senior vice president, Visual Display Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “Together with Napster, we’re excited to offer a widget that mirrors the familiar Napster interface and now makes it easy to access your favorite music with a few touches of your TV remote.”

Napster is the ultimate digital music service, offering MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand music for as low as $5 per month. Plans start with MP3 credits (5, 15, 30 or 60) to download songs from Napster’s huge library—nearly nine million tracks covering all kinds of music, from all major labels and thousands of independent artists. Unlimited streaming music allows members to listen to individual tracks as often as they like, or choose from commercial-free radio stations and expertly programmed playlists.

“Internet-connected TVs will revolutionize how consumers enjoy television and enable us to make the Napster experience come alive in living rooms across the country,” said Christopher Allen, Napster general manager. “Music lovers will now be able to enjoy unlimited on-demand access to Napster’s extensive song library, as well as sit back and enjoy hundreds of customized radio stations and playlists – all from the comfort of their couch using a remote control.”

Napster’s vision of allowing subscribers to access their favorite music anytime, on multiple devices, is now further extended to the TV screen. Napster subscribers can already play music from a computer or web-enabled phone and throughout their homes via multi-room music systems from Logitech and Sonos. Beginning today, Napster subscribers can also play any song from Napster’s vast catalog directly from their connected TV. Napster is now available across all three screens: computer, TV and mobile phone.

About Napster

Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music anytime, anywhere – from the PC, mobile or TV. The company’s flagship service, Napster, is the ultimate digital music package, offering unlimited on-demand music streaming as well as downloadable songs for one’s permanent collection playable on any MP3 compatible device, including iPod®, iPhone® and all music-enabled mobile phones. The service is available at and in the U.S. It is also available on the PC in Canada, the U.K., Germany and Japan. A wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy, Inc. (NYSE: BBY), Napster is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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