Samsung launches Yala, a Free Arabic Music App, on its SMART TVs

Samsung committed to developing Arabic contact for its regional audience - Yala features 120,000 free songs and 5,000 video clips.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the availability of Yala, a free Arabic music content application, which can now be downloaded on Samsung’s SMART TVs adding to the growing local content available.


Yala is an Arabic audio and video streaming application that lets consumers stream over 120,000 music tracks and 5,000 videos without paying a penny. Users can create their own library by setting up playlists adding albums, artists and radio channels.

The app does not restrict the number of times that users listen to a track, providing a seamless experience for users looking for high quality Arabic music on their devices.

Yala Music

Within the Gulf, Samsung has been committed to developing local Arabic language content applications for its consumers. Samsung currently features over 400 applications that have been tailored to consumers in the Gulf, which can be downloaded to Samsung’s smart devices. The Yala application’s availability on Samsung’s SMART TVs is a new development offering consumers the ability to stream and enjoy Arabic music content from the comfort of their home. The Yala App is also available on Samsung Smart Phones and Tablets for Free.

“We welcome the introduction of Yala to our growing list of Arabic applications available for our consumers. We have witnessed a huge interest in localized applications on our SMART TVs, with the top downloaded apps in the region featuring those with Arabic content.” said Mr. Vinod Nair, General Manager, AV Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “We are placing a focus this year on increasing the amount of local content available on our SMART TVs and providing new and more integrated experiences for our consumers in the Gulf.”

“We’re excited about this special partnership with Samsung SMART TVs which delivers the Yala experience with an amazing innovative quality, in every living room around the world. With this unique deal, Yala users can now access legal, free and unlimited music through their TV sets.” said Mr Patrick Chassany, Founder and CEO of Yala Music. “With this alliance, users will enjoy rich audio and video content, gaining access to the largest digital catalogue of Arabic music at home.”

Samsung has recently extended its video and audio content offering consumers in the region a wider variety of entertainment content. SMART TV Video and Audio apps are increasing in popularity in the region; Samsung’s TV division expects that this trend will continue growing into 2013 with recent research indicating that from the total time spent using SMART TV applications, 88 percent of the respondents time is being dedicated to video streaming and audio almost 90 minutes a day.

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Yala is the place to play, download and share unlimited music for free across all devices.

Founded in 2010 by its CEO Patrick Chassany cofounder of Fotolia.com, Yala Music is headquartered in France with offices in Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and UAE. With Yala application surpassing the 1 million downloads on mobile, the company strives to offer the best free and legal online music service worldwide on the web, mobile and desktop. It takes a stand against piracy by signing up with 450 independent artists, major Arabic labels, and Sacem, the French collection rights society. Yala’s ad-funded streaming and ad-sponsored download services are accessible on the web at Yala.fm and Yala app can be downloaded for free virtually everywhere for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Symbian as well as Windows PC and Samsung connected TV.