Verizon and Samsung announced today that an update has the official FiOS app. It includes support for even more channels (over 75 of them now), as well as support for more Samsung televisions and players, specifically the company’s 2011 and 2012 lineup. The app, which was launch over the summer, allows users to access content without having a separate STB, as long as they have Samsung TV or Blu-ray player.
The update also includes “Flex View,” which brings video-on-demand to FiOS users, and it includes around 25,000 movies and TV shows right at your fingertips. This is on top of the 75 live channels that are available. Previously, Verizon only offered 26 channels through the app, and now, users have access to Comedy Central, HBO, Epix, TBS, and more.
However, Samsung isn’t the only company that Verizon is working with. Verizon has an app on the Xbox 360, which actually saw an expanded list of channels back in December, and the company also released an app for LG televisions as well, which brings those 75 channels, as well as Flex View video-on-demand.
The app is available to download through Samsung devices right now, and if you already have the app installed, it will automatically be updated the next time you launch it. It won’t be long before other cable providers offer apps for smart TVs, including Comcast, so Verizon better get ahead of the curve as much as possible before others step in.