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Samsung and Verizon release FiOS TV App
Samsung Electronics announced the availability of the FiOS TV app on compatible Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray players. The first-of-its-kind app on the Samsung Smart Hub platform lets Verizon’s FiOS TV and FiOS Internet subscribers watch 26 live FiOS TV channels and more than 20,000 FlexView on-demand movies and TV shows on these TVs and blu-ray players without requiring a set-top box. This furthers both Samsung’s and Verizon’s commitment to developing ways to help consumers enjoy “TV Everywhere.” Verizon is the first TV provider in the US to offer video content directly through Samsung’s Smart Hub App Store.
FiOS subscribers that have both FiOS TV and FiOS Internet subscriptions can easily download the free FiOS TV app on their compatible Samsung Smart devices without requiring a secondary set-top box. The app will offer access to 26 channels at launch, including CNN, MTV, HBO, TBS, TNT, Food Network and HGTV, based on the subscribers’ current FiOS TV package. The app also offers access to more than 20,000 movie and TV show titles available monthly through FiOS TV’s Flex View, which offers FiOS customers the ability to buy or rent these titles and watch them on the TV, PC or mobile device and now compatible Samsung devices.
To see how the app works, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s2pKpYBLZc&feature=plcp
The FiOS TV application provides encrypted live streaming with mandatory purchase PIN and optional parental PIN options so subscribers can enjoy the same secure entertainment experiences they’ve come to expect from FiOS. The application also offers traditional features such as closed captioning, help and FAQs.
To download the FiOS TV App, customers can go to the “Smart Hub” on eligible Samsung devices. For more information on the FiOS app on Samsung devices, please visit verizon.com/fiostv