Samsung and Verizon release FiOS TV App

August 8, 2012 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

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.

 

 

TV Everywhere Applications like this new FiOS TV app push the boundaries of content delivery to meet consumer demand for more control, choice and access to their favorite content. By broadening accessibility through Smart TV applications, Verizon FiOS is providing consumers more flexibility for where they want to locate their Samsung Smart TV™ within their home without the need for a set-top box.  This is another example of how Samsung is allowing the consumer to enhance their home entertainment experience

 

 

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

 

  • TomasHunter

    This new FiOS app sounded really cool until I went to the
    site and found the magic words “devices In Your Home.” This means that FiOS
    customers can’t use this mobile phone app anywhere but in their homes. What
    good is a mobile app that isn’t mobile? It seems that my DISH Remote Access app
    remains the only provider app that offers true TV Everywhere. It is innovations
    like the DRA app that really make me appreciate working for a company like
    DISH. I like to watch the Rockies play live
    while I’m down at the lake fishing, and I wouldn’t be able to do that if I had
    any provider other than DISH.