Samsung and Verizon wireless have announced that the FiOS TV application for Samsung’s line of 2012 smart TVs is finally available. The application was announced as being under development back in January. Using the app on a compatible Samsung smart TV or Blu-ray player, subscribers to Verizon FiOS TV service need no additional set-top box.
All the user has to do is launch the FiOS app and get access to 26 different live TV channels and more than 20,000 on-demand movies and TV shows. The 26 channels available at the launch the app include CNN, MTV, HBO, TBS, TNT, Food Network, and HGTV.
The app also supports parental controls to block mature content and the purchase or rating of on demand movies. The app is available for download at no cost right now on the Samsung Smart Hub.
“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,” said Eric Anderson, vice president of content and product solutions, Samsung Electronics America. “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.”