Samsung TVs Add Fitness and Apple Music Apps

Among the first casualties of our new social isolation culture was gyms—for good reason since packing people together in a sweaty spin class or sauna is more or less a formula for viral spread. Fortunately, many new TVs feature fitness-related apps you can use to get a guided workout in the privacy of your own home. Recognizing the sudden massive need for people sheltering in place to burn off calories (and steam), Samsung has announced a wealth of new wellness app content available to stream for free on its smart TVs.

Originally included as part of the Samsung Health smart TV platform that Samsung announced at CES 2020, the new apps, from barre3, Calm, Echelon, Fitplan, Jillian Michaels Fitness and obé Fitness, can be accessed now on most 2018 and 2019 Samsung Smart TV models in the U.S., Canada, and other countries. Content ranges from boxing, yoga, strength conditioning, and Zumba to meditation and mindfulness. All the new apps will also appear as part of the larger Samsung Health platform included in the company’s 2020 TVs.


Along with fitness content, Samsung also announced today that its smart sets are the first TVs to get Apple Music. The music-streaming app is available now for download from the Samsung Smart TV app store for 2018 through 2020 models. Active Apple Music subscribers need only log in to their accounts, while those wishing to try the service out can do so free for 3 months with an individual or family subscription.

You can check out Samsung’s press releases with details on the individual apps and TV and region compatibility here and here.