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Samsung announces video rental service but will be tied to its mobile devices for now

Published on May 20, 2014 8:07 PM

SINGAPORE - In a bid to capture an audience hungry for television shows on the go, tech giant Samsung announced a new video rental service on Monday night.

The service, under the working title of Project Glued, will offer the first episodes of TV shows for free, and allow users to rent the entire season for 30 days from US$6.50.

While the South Korean electronics giant declined to say how many shows will be available, they will come mainly from the United States and Britain. Asian content is being considered.

Project Glued will be available in Singapore and Philippines initially as a mobile app for Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets from the third quarter of the year. A Web version - which can be accessed on any computer - and a version for Samsung TV sets is in the works.

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