Video-on-demand service iflix ties up with Samsung’s smart TVs

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By Paisal Chuenprasaeng

Popular video-on-demand service iflix is now available with an app on certain Samsung TVs, making it much more convenient to enjoy the huge selection of movies and TV programmes from the online service.

In the past you needed to play iflix movies on a computer or a mobile app. Viewing them on a big screen TV required using an HDMI cable to link your computer to the TV or Chromecast to cast the movie from a phone or tablet to a TV.

Now the iflix app is available on Samsung smart TVs and I got to try it out on the Samsung Q7F QLED TV.

I tested the online movie service on True Internet’s FFTX 30/5 Mbit connection. The movies played smoothly on the 65-inch TV with 4K resolution. All iflix movies have Full HD resolution.

iFlix

The iflix service is now available in 18 countries across Asia and the Middle East. It offers consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian regional and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and awardwinning programmes.

The app is easy to navigate through the movie and TV programme sections. The TV category has several subsections, including Top 200, Action, Adventure, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Thriller, and Sports.

The Movie category is also divided into subsections, among them Top 200, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Kids, Romance, Scifi, Thai and Thriller.

I had no problem accessing both via the app. The movie was displayed in HD resolution and the sound quality was good when played on the QLED TV.

One of the interesting new additions to the iflix network is the South Korean series “The Bride of Habaek”, the first time iflix Thailand is screening a show 24 hours after it airs in Korea. New episodes are available from every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Other new content includes “2499 Young Gangster” Thai series and “Black Sails” Season 4 series.

Customers purchasing a Smart TV on Lazada’s website will receive unlimited access to iflix’s vast library of thousands of firstrun exclusive shows, award-winning TV series, and blockbuster movies as well as popular local and regional content.

Each Smart TV unit purchased from Lazada is eligible for one sixmonth iflix subscription, valued at Bt600. Lazada customers can look forward to special prices from popular brands such as Samsung and LG starting from Bt11,790.

And if you purchase one of designated Samsung Smart TV models, a QLED TV, you will enjoy a complimentary 12-month iflix subscription worth Bt1,200.

– Available in 18 countries

– Users can access service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and TVs

– Subscribers can download content for offline viewing

– Bt100 monthly subscription

– 1-month trial with full access available

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