Buni TV has launched its long-awaited Android app, in a partnership with smartphone leader Samsung.

The app which works on all Android 2.3 devices and up, allows viewers to watch a wide range of free content, including fresh episodes of The XYZ Show’s Season 8 currently on air. It also enables users to create playlists, comment and share the videos on social networks.

“Mobile has always been at the center of Buni TV’s strategy. We started with both a web and a mobile site, and have since upgraded to a responsive site that optimizes design and speed on all mobile devices. The launch of our Android app is another step towards a better, more fluid and more comfortable video experience for our users. We are grateful to have received Samsung’s support and expertise in building this app, and are looking towards a long and fruitful partnership.” said Buni TV CEO Marie Lora-Mungai.

The collaboration between Samsung and Buni TV is focused on boosting local technology entrepreneurship prospects. Samsung Electronics East Africa says they will support local developers to enable them commercially deploy their applications on the popular Android platform.

“Our support will involve hosting commercially viable applications covering a wide range of categories on the Samsung Apps Store, which comes as a standard feature on all Samsung Smartphones” said Mr. Manoj Changarampatt, Business Leader HHP.

The Samsung App store is accessed by millions of mobile phone subscribers globally seeking to download quality Android applications in diverse categories such as entertainment, education, games, lifestyle, travel and productivity among others. Kenyan application developers on the Android platform therefore, have equal access to other global developers to showcase their solutions on the Samsung Apps store which is a gateway to global tech-preneurship

The Buni TV app is currently exclusively available for free download on the Samsung store here http://bit.ly/bunitv , and will become available on the Google Play Store in January 2014.