Samsung Electronics is now collaborating with French Internet service provider Free to bring more than 500 live channels to its range of smart TVs. Free has developed a TV interface / app called OQEE, which was released last summer along with the Freebox Top TV Player. The same app is now available on nearly every Samsung Smart TV, giving Freebox Pop and Freebox Delta subscribers access to their content without requiring additional hardware such as a TV box.
The OQEE app is compatible with Samsung smart TVs that were released in 2018 and later as long as they run Tizen 4.0 or higher. Samsung France claims that the app will be installed automatically on compatible TVs, which means that if you are a Freebox Pop or Delta subscriber, you’ll only need to launch the app and click Connect before you can gain access to the Freebox content library.
The OQEE app on Samsung TVs includes replay functionalities, live controls to pause or rewind programs, personalized profiles, and program recommendations. Freebox subscribers have access to 100 hours of content as part of their agreement, after which they can decide to pay extra for more viewing time. The OQEE / Freebox platform also offers access to other paid streaming services including Netflix, Prime Video, CANAL Plus, and Disney Plus.