Samsung’s Tizen-powered Smart TVs pass 5 million penetration in France

Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung says it has reached the 5 million landmark in France for Smart TVs powered by its global operating system Tizen. This figure makes it the leading Smart TV operator in France, noted Samsung.

Guillaume Rault, VP consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics France

The Tizen OS was launched in 2015, and secured a satisfaction rate of 91% in 2022, according to Samsung. Its success, according to the firm, “is largely explained by the richness of the offer, a source of content in 4K quality, HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos. After being the first to integrate Canal+ (2016), Molotov (2017) and Apple TV (2019), Samsung continues to develop an innovative offer around free TV with Samsung TV Plus and game streaming with the Gaming Hub.”

In addition, Samsung was the first television brand to exclusively offer TV applications from the four major French telecom operators directly on the television (, OQEE by Free, Orange TV and SFR TV. “The simplicity of having a single remote control, the peace of mind of no longer having to equip yourself with an additional TV box, and the ease of use on several screens, explains why 53% of Tizen Smart TV owners say that their Smart TV has replaced their TV box.”

Commenting on the roll out of its Smart TV FAST offering, Samsung added that FIFA+ and L’Equipe Live 1 & 2 have also recently joined Samsung TV Plus, which also offers around a hundred thematic channels (sport, youth, music, etc.)

Commenting on the 5m landmark, Guillaume Rault, VP consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics France, said: “Consumers want a television that looks like them and adapts to their needs. This is why we offer the widest technological offer, a set of features that simplify their daily lives and we develop partnerships that allow consumers to live their passions. This threshold of 5 million active Smart TVs is a key step that demonstrates the growing interest of users for our TVs.”

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