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Samsung's TV Plus 4K HDR service expanding across Europe

Samsung, in partnership with the Rakuten-owned video-on-demand service Wuaki, is expanding its TV Plus service in Europe - meaning that more 4K HDR movies will be available to users in the UK.

While the service has been available in Germany since January, it is now set to be expand into the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Rakuten Wuaki's catalogue includes content from major Hollywood studios such as Warner, Disney, Sony and Fox, as well as shows from production companies like HBO.

In 2014, Wuaki had 250,000 UK subscribers and currently has three million users across Europe. It will be interesting to see if this development helps it compete with Netflix's five million and Amazon Video's two million UK subscribers.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.