SoftwareSerial issues

Trying to build on the ESP8266 samples and get this error when trying to incorporate the SoftwareSerial library? I have the library and it works with my other sketches. I Googled something referencing the differences with the ESP8266 chip not being a ATMega, but is there another option similar to SoftwareSerial (looking to write to an LCD).

fatal error: SoftwareSerial.h: No such file or directory

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#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
#define BLYNK_PRINT Serial    // Comment this out to disable prints and save space
#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include <BlynkSimpleEsp8266.h>

// You should get Auth Token in the Blynk App.
// Go to the Project Settings (nut icon).
char auth[] = "YourAuthToken";

void setup()
  Blynk.begin(auth, "ssid", "pass");

void loop()

This question is not related to the Blynk library.
It looks like SoftwareSerial is not supported in ESP8266 yet…