Samsung, Verizon expand FiOS TV app
Samsung has expanded its Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS TV app for smart TVs and Blu-ray players to include 75 channels and 25,000 FlexView on-demand moves and TV shows. The move clears the way for subscribers to get a wealth of Verizon content without a set-top box.
"In July, Samsung became the first TV platform to offer FiOS TV, giving consumers the flexibility to watch their favorite FiOS channels from any TV in the home--without requiring a set-top box," Eric Anderson, vice president of content and product solutions for Samsung Electronics America, said in a press release. "Today we deliver on our commitment to providing the best home entertainment experience as we offer more channels than ever."
Verizon FiOS subscribers with the appropriate Samsung devices can download the app on those devices. Early adopters will get an automatic update to include CNN, Comedy Central, Disney, Fox Business, Cinemax, MTV, Spike, HBO, TBS, TNT, The Food Network and HGTV.
"Verizon's mission is to break down technology barriers so that our customers can enjoy the best possible viewing experiences on multiple devices that they already own," FiOS Product Development Director Maitreyi Krishnaswamy said in the press release. "By continuing to upgrade and improve the FiOS app for Samsung TV, we are providing more ways for our customers to enjoy their FiOS TV experience on their own terms."
- Samsung and Verizon issued this press release