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Vodafone is the first operator to launch a TV service for smartwatch

September 4, 2015
Vodafone Portugal today became the first TV operator in the world to launch a service for smart watches. Customers of Vodafone’s TV service are now able to watch their favourite TV channels live on their wrists.

Initially the service is available for the Sony SmartWatch 3 which, as well as a display for viewing TV channels, can be used instead of the TV remote control or as an innovative voice command device. It can also be used to consult the TV guide or the video club’s catalogue of films at no additional cost.

The Vodafone TV appfor smartwatch, which must be installed to use the service, is now available on Google Play, and there are plans to launch it shortly for other smartwatches such as the Apple Watch.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is available in Vodafone shops for €199.90, or free as part of a campaign for new subscribers to Tv Net Voz packages with two associated mobile numbers.

This launch reinforces Vodafone Portugal’s strategy to offer the best TV service in a state-of-the-art multiscreen experience.In July this year, Vodafone relaunched its Vodafone TV app for smartphone and tablets, improving the user experience and including access to HD channels and automatic recording.

 

Vodafone is consistently recognised as a leader in innovation in television services and has the highest satisfaction and recommendation ratings in the market (Marktest Telecommunications Barometer).According to ANACOM figures, Vodafone is the operator with the fastest growing television service in Portugal, recognition of the significant investment it has made in this area.

 

Information available online at:

http://www.vodafone.pt/main/particulares/apps/tv-vodafone-smartwatch.html

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