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Photo: Samsung

Samsung announced Sunday at this year's CES electronics show that its 2019 lineup of smart TVs launching this spring will be able to play TV shows and movies from Apple’s iTunes via a native app.

Why it matters: Samsung and Apple remain rivals in tech, but they partner in significant ways. Samsung manufactures the Apple-designed chips used in the iPhone and iPad and supplies other components. And Samsung has struggled to provide content to its users — while Apple wants to ensure that its content is available wherever people want to consume it.

  • Our thought bubble, per Axios' Ina Fried: Don’t forget Apple has spent a bundle on original content but has yet to announce a strategy. This ensures people will have more places to watch that content when it arrives.

Go deeper, via The Verge: 5 big questions about Apple putting iTunes on Samsung TVs

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Focus group: Red flags for Biden infrastructure plan

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

Some swing voters say President Biden needs to better explain who'll pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan — and they'll only back bipartisan legislation that's paid for by corporations, not the middle class.

Why it matters: These takeaways from our latest Engagious/Schlesinger focus groups offer crucial context for an administration basing much of its legislative strategy on polls showing Americans notionally favor spending on roads, bridges, job training and broadband access.

Polish leader says U.S. must show democracy's resilience

Radosław Sikorski. Photo: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency and the Jan. 6 Capitol assault are signals that people are “less enamored” by democracy, a former Polish foreign minister who has the ear of the White House and Congress tells Axios.

Why it matters: Radosław Sikorski, currently a member of the European Parliament, said it’s critical that democratic countries like the U.S. now showcase their resilience to the world.