Samsung revealed Project Glued in Singapore, a Video-on-Demand Service for Asia

Before yesterday, I did not know anything about Project Glued. Thanks to Samsung for the invite, I am able to hear and see first hand what this secret Project Glued is.

Yesterday, at the opening night of All That Matters week long event, Samsung took the opportunity to announce “Project Glued”. It is a new video-on-demand service that will debut in Q3 of this year.

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BTW, Project Glued is still a working name. With Project Glued, fans will be able to watch or download HD quality dramas/TV series from the US and UK. Users will be able to watch them on the go.

Users will be able to watch the 1st episode of every series free. Subsequent content can be rented for 30 days. One of the more interesting thing is that you can send share the content as a “gift” to a friend.

The service is for Samsung devices only. Users can download Project Glued app on Google Play store from Q3. I did not get to see any devices with Project Glued yesterday at the event. Not sure how they curate the programs (although they did say that it was done with the users in mind).

Read more about it in the Press Release.

Press Release

Samsung to Launch New Video-on-demand Service to Delight the Discerning Television Fan

  • Mobile application provides access to high production quality TV series
  • Allows customers to “Gift” TV shows to friends and family
  • Stunning user experience

 

SINGAPORE – 20 May, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, through its Media Solutions Centre in Southeast Asia (MSCSEA), will be launching Project Glued (working name), a video-on-demand service application (app) in Q3 2014. Television fans will get to enjoy specially curated content which goes beyond run-of-the-mill shows, available across Samsung’s smartphones and tablets.

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With Project Glued, fans of television drama series will be able to choose from a selection of curated shows. They can enjoy full-length TV series from the U.S and U.K. All content will be available in HD quality, with two convenient modes of viewing – streaming and downloading.

“Our upcoming entertainment service addresses the needs of today’s viewers who are more discerning about their TV viewing habits. They are always on-the-go, require content on demand and expect to have it available on their mobile device,” said Nicholas Wodtke, Vice President, Mobile Solution Centre, Samsung Southeast Asia & Oceania. ”We are excited to be introducing a new video-on-demand product to the market and delighting our Samsung mobile consumers.”

Consumers can view the first episode of every TV series free before deciding to purchase. If the consumer wants to complete watching the TV series, they can rent it at an affordable price starting from USD6.50 (SGD8) for 30 days.

Project Glued will also introduce an interesting feature called Gift. Customers can use the Gift feature to share access to purchased TV shows – including full seasons of curated TV shows – with multiple friends and family up to 6 people over a 24 hour period.

Availability

Project Glued can be downloaded for free from Samsung Apps and the Google Play store from Q3 2014 in Philippines and Singapore.
The video-on-demand app will be available on GALAXY Smartphones and tablet devices, including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy Note PRO, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab PRO, Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Mega.

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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,
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