Samsung and Canal + Group have joined forces to bring a dedicated Canal + (Canal Plus) app to the Korean tech giant’s range of smart TVs. The French premium TV channel Canal Plus was made available to Samsung smart TV customers indirectly when the OQEE app was released at the end of March, but now, a dedicated Canal Plus app that works independently from Samsung TV Plus and OQEE is available for download from the store in France.
The app is compatible with the Samsung Neo QLED range of TVs that was announced at CES 2021. It will also become available for older Samsung smart TV models that were released in 2018 and later. However, according to Samsung, these older TVs will gain access to the app in the second half of the year through an update.
Canal Plus offers linear TV with rewind functionality and more
Canal Plus offers access to a wide variety of programs at any time (via the Explore menu), ranging from the 2020-2021 season of League 1 Uber Eats and the English Premier League, to Formula 1 and motorcycle Grand Prix championships. And aside from sports, the platform also delivers more than 300 films every year.
In addition, Canal VOD makes it possible for Samsung smart TV customers to buy or rent content from a catalog of more than 40,000 programs, from livestream shows to popular series and films.
Even though this is linear TV programming, the Canal Plus app gives users a set of playback tools with which they can rewind the broadcast. The app also comes with a Start-Over function that gives users the option of watching content that was broadcasted previously, as long as said content is not older than 8 hours.