Samsung launches News24 Smart TV app

Samsung South Africa announced that together with News24, they will make available a News24 app, the first locally developed Smart TV application in Africa.

Samsung's D5500 Smart TV (image: Samsung)

The app will allow users to access the latest in breaking news and lifestyle content from the comfort of their living rooms and on their own Samsung Smart TVs.

“This application development demonstrates that Samsung is constantly initiating change to ensure that consumers are always exposed to a quality, innovative and interactive viewing experience and today, with the demand for smarter lifestyles and need for constant access, there is no doubt that offering consumers rich and relevant content enables them to live the ‘Smart Life’,” says Corrie Labuschagne, Product and Marketing Manager for TVs at Samsung South Africa.

The app can be downloaded through the Smart Hub of all Samsung Smart TVs, starting with the mid-range (D5500) upwards.

“This application includes a scroll news ticker displaying the latest top stories across the bottom of the TV screen as well as an auto run option of the ticker, ensuring the user never misses any breaking news,” Samsung said in a statement.

The application also provides the user with the ability to navigate between stories and sections with ease – using the arrow keys on the TV remote – giving the viewer the option to switch between stories and gain a full overview of content available.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor