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Samsung launch onTV app for Smart TV

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Samsung Electronics has partnered with South African online publishing company OnMag Online Publications to launch onTV, the first television application of its kind in Africa that brings together magazines, news, weather, games, and movie information and trailers – exclusively on the Samsung Smart TV range.

Samsung Electronics has partnered with South African online publishing company OnMag Online Publications to launch onTV (image: Samsung)

“Samsung has always been committed to ensuring our customers have access to the latest technology that lets them embrace the digital lifestyle from the comfort of their home. With the onTV app, we are taking this to the next level by working with OnMag to offer a proudly South African solution that brings together exciting news, sports, weather, gaming and movie previews,” says Justin Shaw, Business Leader for Visual Display at Samsung South Africa.

The onTV app became available on the Samsung TV app store on the 16th of November 2012 and will be available free of charge through the SmartHub available on Samsung Smart TVs, which can be accessed via an active broadband connection.

The app has five key sections to choose from including; Magazine, Movies, Daily News, AllCanPlay, and Weather. Built on a slick user interface, each section offers users a variety of content that includes a SAPA affiliated news feed – providing updates on the latest local, international, business, technology, sport, and entertainment stories around the clock.

There are five magazines covering subjects such as motoring, technology, architecture, sports, and real estate. In the movies section, users will find the release dates and previews of upcoming cinema releases and a selection of the current month’s DSTV premiers and other featured titles. offers previews and information on major upcoming game titles for children, hardcore, and casual game players. The weather section has regular updates on current conditions and seven-day forecasts for some of the major centres in South Africa.

“Samsung constantly improves the television viewing experience for our customers by creating locally relevant applications. The onTV premier lifestyle app provides connected users with another way to receive content that suits their diverse needs and provides an ever increasing entertainment experience,” adds Shaw.

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