Samsung enhances Curzon Home Cinema connected TV app
| 28 November 2014
UK independent film lovers now have the opportunity to watch films the day they are released in cinemas via a refreshed Curzon Home Cinema app on the Samsung smart TV hub.

Rapid TV News 28 Nov 2 page1 image1Curzon aims to cater for independent cinema fans with connected TVs through its app that curates films as selected by Curzon cinema experts, giving extra insight into the movie alongside behind the scenes footage. It offers a 'pay as you watch' system and once paid for, films are available across a number of platforms.

With the app, which claims Curzon boasts a new 'revolutionised' design, viewers can pause then resume watching on another device. It also presents content in an easier to navigate format, with a number of new menus to explore including 'most watched' and 'featured films'.

The new Curzon Home Cinema App is available on all 2012, 2013 and 2014 Samsung Smart TV models, and joins a collection of services available on Samsung Smart TVs such as ITV Player, BBC iPlayer, 4oD and Demand 5 catch-up players, as well as MUBI, Deezer, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Commenting on the partnership between Curzon and the CE giant, Doug d'Souza, TV/AV content manager at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland, said: "The Curzon Home Cinema App on the Samsung Smart Hub not only makes independent film more accessible to viewers but its enhanced functionality also ensures choosing a film has never been easier. At Samsung we are committed to offering viewers the best possible content on our Samsung Smart Hub and the Curzon Smart TV App broadens our already wide film choice."

Phil Mordecai, director of Curzon Home Cinema, added: "We are extremely proud and excited to be working with Samsung to bring the new-look Curzon Home Cinema experience to Smart Hub TV viewers. Our mix of curated seasons and pioneering cinema content together with an enhanced user experience make the Curzon Home Cinema App on Samsung Smart Hub the clear choice for film fans across the country."