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Verizon has shared details for an upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 software update that will bring Samsung's WatchON app to the device. The service, which comes pre-installed on many Samsung devices, turns your phone or tablet into an interactive TV guide. It comes with a universal remote for channel surfing, simplifies searching for shows, and enables you to watch some content across multiple devices. This functionality comes bundled as a part of software version JZ054K.I925VRAMK1.

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The other included software, S Educate, provides access to thousands of videos and encourages you to take notes or test you prowess using the tablet's included S Pen. It may not be the most exciting service out there, but it's a nice way to justify buying a device with a fancy stylus. Even if, in this case, you likely bought the tablet quite a while ago.

Verizon hasn't provided a timeframe for the update, but in the meantime, here's a primer on WatchON for tablets.

Source: Verizon

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • John Smith

    I haven't been too impressed with Samsung WatchON; it used to be quite good, but with each update there seems to be decreased compatibility with various devices.

    Worst of all: the "Just for You" no longer shows what I like !! It seems to me that the "Just for You" page shows what advertisers want me to watch.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      WatchON is great... if you only use it for the Infrared Remote aspect that is. The next best IR remote app can't integrate as nicely into the OS as Samsung's does (with the fancy notification controls, lockscreen, etc)

  • Technomandfw

    Updated my tablet tonight, and Watchon still shows as "not compatible"? What gives?