Music streaming service Deezer has announced partnerships with 3 of the world's dominate consumer electronic manufacturers - Samsung, LG and Toshiba. Though still not in the US, Deezer has launched in 180 countries, giving it an edge with global brands.
The new deal puts Deezer on Samsung, LG and Toshiba smart TV sets.* In 2012, 43 million smart TVs were globally, and it is predicted that this number will rise to 95 million by 2016.
This partnership comes one month after Deezer launched free ad-supported music streaming in 150 countries.The company says it has more than three million paying subscribers that listen to an average of 60 hours of music per month.
*Deezer will be available on all Samsung smart TV models produced from 2011 (Europe only), and on all LG smart TV models produced from 2011 (available worldwide). It will also be available on all Toshiba smart TV models since 2011 (Europe and MEA/Asia, Pacific) and on smart all smart TV models produced from 2013 (worldwide).