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Coming to a TV near you: Presto gets a Samsung smart TV app

Select models of Samsung smart TVs will soon have access to a native app for local video streaming service Presto.

After launching an app for the Telstra T-Box earlier this year, local video streaming service Presto has now unveiled a native app for a select range of Samsung smart TVs.

The Presto app will initially be available on the 2012, 2013 and 2014 ranges of Samsung smart TVs, with compatibility for the 2015 models coming soon.

Presto is actually two complementary streaming services: Presto Movies and Presto TV. Presto Movies is owned and 'powered' by Foxtel, while Presto TV is a joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media. Viewers can subscriber to either service for AU$9.99 a month or both for AU$14.99.

This is the first move to smart TVs for Presto. The service has mostly focused on smartphone and tablet compatibility, with support for Google's Chromecast added back in June 2014. A Presto spokesperson said that the company was in talks with a variety of "manufacturers and device makers" and hoped to have news regarding other compatible devices "soon."

Presto was one of the earliest streaming services available in Australia, launching with a movie-only offering in February of 2014 before turning on its TV product at the start of this year.