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LoveFilm updates Samsung TV app, signs CBS deal

Amazon-owned VoD service LoveFilm has updated its app for Samsung smart TVs and Blu-ray players and has also signed an exclusive UK streaming deal for CBS Studios International’s series Under the Dome.

The new Samsung app will incorporate LoveFilm features like starred content ratings, ‘more like this’ options, a watchlist so that users can save content to watch later, and enhanced recommendations based on recent viewing activity.

It will also have a stop and resume function so that viewers can revisit partially-watched content across different supported devices.

At the same time, LoveFilm has picked up UK streaming rights to Under the Dome – a CBS Studios International series, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television production company and based on a novel by based on a novel by Stephen King.

Over the summer the show reached an average broadcast and cable audience of 14.85 million in the US. However, the serialised drama will be available to LoveFilm viewers until June 2014.