Samsung unveils new and improved Curzon Home Cinema App to its Smart TV App store.
Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd today announced the availability of a refreshed and improved Curzon Home Cinema Smart TV App on the Samsung Smart Hub, giving users access to select films, including recently acclaimed titles Joe starring Nicolas Cage and Ida from director Pawel Pawlikowski, the day they are released in Curzon cinemas.
Widening their cinema offering, Curzon caters to all film fans offering the very best in independent cinema straight to your living room. The Curzon Smart TV app also curates top films as selected by Curzon cinema experts, giving extra insight into the movie alongside behind the scenes footage.
The app will offer a ‘pay as you watch’ system, eliminating the need to be tied down to a monthly subscription. Once paid for, the film is available across a number of platforms. In addition, users can now pause then resume watching on another device, meaning film fans can never miss a moment of viewing.
With a new revolutionised design, the Curzon Smart TV App will present its wealth of content in an easy to navigate format. With a number of new menus to explore including ‘Most Watched’ and ‘Featured Films’, choosing a movie to watch has never been easier.
The flagship Curved UHD HU8500 TV is specifically shaped for UHD viewing at its very best. This curved screen provides a greater sense of depth with Auto Depth Enhancer technology, wider viewing angles by shortening the distance between the viewer and the screen’s corners and higher levels of contrast for crystal clear UHD images.
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, said: “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.”
Available on all 2012, 2013 and 2014 Samsung Smart TV models, the Curzon Home Cinema App will join an ever-growing collection of services available on Samsung Smart TVs such as Full Catch Up TV (ITV Player, BBC iPlayer, 4oD and Demand 5), MUBI, Deezer, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. ‘Samsung Apps’ is the first and biggest App store available for TVs, with over 20 million Apps already downloaded worldwide, proof that consumers are rapidly embracing the Smart TV format.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion.
About Curzon Home Cinema
Curzon Home Cinema is a secure cloud based high definition video on demand platform that offers TVOD services to customers in UK and Eire. Curated by the expert Curzon Cinemas team, Curzon Home Cinema provides the very best in independent cinema from Hollywood mavericks to the latest foreign-language releases – all brought to you where possible on the same day as their cinema release. Curzon is an integrated cinema and content distribution group. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cinemas, our ideas and our content. Curzon Cinemas is the UK’s leading independent cinema group with fifteen venues across the country, combining exceptional venues and an innovative home cinema offering with a passion for high-quality film programming. We offer the very best in film, events and alternative content for a discerning audience.