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Napster Debuts Application for Samsung Apps.

10 Million Songs Now Available On-Demand Via Select Samsung Connected TVs, Blu-ray Players and Blu-ray Home Theater Systems

LOS ANGELES -- Napster, the pioneer of digital music, debuted today its application for Samsung Apps, the world's first HDTV-based application store. Now U.S. customers with select Samsung connected TVs, Blu-ray players and Blu-ray home theater systems can enjoy the Napster music service from the comfort of their couch.

The intuitive application brings Napster's on-demand catalog of more than 10 million songs into the living room, allowing music lovers to instantly stream favorite music and discover new music they'll love. Designed for a "lean-back" listening experience, the Napster app is perfect for music listening while hosting a party, relaxing with family or even just unwinding at the end of the day.

"Internet-connected devices are reinventing entertainment in the home and making it easier to enjoy it more," said Christopher Allen, Napster general manager. "We're thrilled to work with Samsung to deliver on Napster's vision of music everywhere by making music available to members wherever they are, on whatever devices they use, whenever they want it."

Napster members can also quickly pull up their playlists to hear personal favorites, discover new artists by tuning in to Napster radio stations and quickly generate a long-playing Automix of music from their favorite artist. The service also includes playable Billboard charts dating back to 1955. Of course, members can always explore new releases and top songs or search for and play any particular artist, album or track.

The Napster application is now available on select 2010 Samsung TVs 40-inches and above, as well as select 2010 Blu-ray players and Blu-ray home theater systems on the Samsung Apps platform. A Napster subscription is required, but those customers new to Napster can sign up for a free 14-day trial to experience the service in their living room and on their Web browser.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

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. The company's flagship service, Napster, is the ultimate digital music package, offering unlimited on-demand music streaming, via any PC or certain Internet connected TVs and home audio devices, as well as downloadable songs for one's permanent collection playable on any MP3 compatible device, including iPod[R], iPhone[R], and all music-enabled mobile phones. The service is available at www.napster.com and m.napster.com in the U.S. and is also available in Canada, Germany and the U.K. A wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy, Inc. (NYSE:BBY), Napster is headquartered in Los Angeles.

*Each HDTV and Blu-ray player with Samsung Apps may offer a different selection of apps. Visit Samsung.com/apps for more information.
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