Subscription streaming service Philo said it has launched an app for Samsung Smart TVs.
A first-release version of the app is available at the Samsung TV app store, but Philo said downloads might be delayed until it works its way through Samsung’s servers.
Philo said it was complying with requests from subscribers for the service to be more compatible with smart TVs and provide the same user experience available via connected devices like Roku and Amazon Fire.
“We made the decision to launch an early version for Samsung Smart TVs to allow more of our subscribers to access Philo during the Yellowstone and Holiday season. We wanted to provide increased accessibility to all the shows you love, especially when traveling or visiting loved ones that may not have a Philo supported device,” Philo said in a blog post.
Philo said the app will give subscribers access to features including a guide and saved favorite shows.
“The user experience is at the heart of everything we do, and look forward to hearing your feedback about what you would like to see to evolve the Samsung Smart TV app,” Philo said. ■
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