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Samsung WatchON

Samsung WatchON
Developer(s) Samsung Electronics
Initial release February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)
Development status End of Service on 31 Dec 2014
Operating system Android
Website .com.samsungcontent

Samsung WatchON, first introduced on Galaxy S4 devices, was a service that allowed users to view programming information on their TV or set-top box, and choose programs directly from their mobile devices. Samsung WatchON also provides real-time programming and VOD content recommendations based on the user's viewing patterns; it also includes a virtual remote controller which uses the built-in IR Blaster of the device to control televisions, home theater systems, and media players of any brand, provided they are IR compatible. Samsung WatchON is available on the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 3 Neo, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and Gear 2 devices.

App is discontinued on December 31, 2014 worldwide except US and Korea, and June 15, 2015 in those remaining two countries.

Contents

  • Features 1
    • Personalized Recommendation 1.1
    • One stop Search 1.2
    • Universal Remote Control and TV Guide 1.3
    • Multi Device Experience 1.4
  • Availability 2
  • External links 3

Features

Personalized Recommendation

Samsung WatchON provides customized content recommendations based on a user's personal viewing history.

One stop Search

Samsung WatchON provides movies and TV shows in one place.

Universal Remote Control and TV Guide

Samsung WatchON allows users to control TVs, set-top boxes, and other media devices remotely via mobile devices.

Multi Device Experience

Samsung WatchON allows users to watch digital content on a mobile device and then continue to watch the item on a compatible TV, or vice versa.

Availability

Country Device
Galaxy S4 Galaxy S4 Mini Galaxy S4 Active Galaxy S5 Galaxy S5 Mini Galaxy Note 3 Galaxy Note 3 Neo Galaxy Note 4 Galaxy Note Edge Galaxy Alpha Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 10.1 Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Samsung Gear 2
 South Korea Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Philippines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 India No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
 United States No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
 United Kingdom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 France Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Spain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Austria Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Denmark Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Belgium Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Finland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Ireland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Netherlands Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Norway Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Switzerland Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Sweden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

External links

  • Official website
  • Content & Services Portal (Mobile)
  • Content & Services on Facebook
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