Samsung takes Tizen OS global

Samsung has expanded the availability of its Tizen TV operating system to third-party TV manufacturers globally. Australia’s Tempo, in partnership with Samsung Electronics, launched a TV with Tizen OS at the end of September, the first to do so. Turkey’s Atmaca and China’s HKC are also planning to launch TVs equipped with Samsung’s TV platform in Turkey and Europe in October. The launch of Tizen TV comes one year after Samsung announced […]

Samsung becomes latest to dive into cloud gaming

Samsung is developing a cloud gaming platform for its Tizen smart TV OS. The announcement came during the company’s Samsung Developer Conference keynote from Samsung senior vice president, visual display software R&D Yongjae Kim.  Samsung revealed very little about its plans for cloud gaming, with the exec promising a way for users to “diversify their […]

Samsung dominant force in UK CTV market, but Amazon and Android TV on the rise

Almost a third of all UK households use Samsung’s Tizen smart TV platform, with the CTV OS being the clear preference of Brits. According to StrategyAnalytics, 8.5 million UK households connect at least TV to the internet using Tizen, representing 30% of all households in the country. Samsung’s wide range of TV set price points […]

Disney+ performs poorly with Samsung TVs claims report

Users are unhappy with the performance of Disney+ on Samsung smart TVs, a new study has found. While the family-friendly streamer has seen a widely positive response – to the tune of more than 50 million subscribers worldwide – a report from enhanced TV agency Terravolt suggests that there’s more that needs to be done […]

Strategy Analytics: Tizen remains top smart TV OS 

Samsung’s Tizen platform remains the largest smart TV operating system globally by sales, followed by LG’s WebOS and Android TV, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that 21% of smart TVs sold in 2018 ran Tizen, 12% were powered by WebOS and 10% used Android TV. Roku TV captured 4% of global TV […]

Samsung approves You.i for smart TV app development

Samsung has approved the You.i Engine video app platform as an app development option for the Tizen TV operating system. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 2017 Tizen Developer Conference where Allan Isfan, director of business development for You.i TV, demonstrated how the You.i Engine can provide for creators of Tizen TV apps. […]

Vimeo ‘rebuilds TV experience’ with new apps

Vimeo has introduced what it described as a “complete rebuild of the Vimeo TV experience” with new apps for Apple tvOS, Android TV, and Samsung Smart TV. The new apps include Vimeo’s first HTML5-based TV app for the Tizen operating system, which is used by Samsung. The new apps include a number of features, including: […]

Samsung launches first Tizen-powered ultra HD TVs

Samsung has launched its first Tizen-powered ultra HD TVs in its home market of Korea.  Samsung is selling four models of TV with the Tizen operating system it originally developed as a rival to Android in the mobile phone world, with screen sizes ranging from 55-inches to 88-inches. The smallest model currently costs KRW5.49 million […]

Samsung smart TVs to be Tizen-based

Samsung is to use the Tizen operating system to power its entire range of smart TVs for 2015, the company has revealed.  Samsung said the first Tizen-powered smart TVs will be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. The company first revealed plans to use Tizen for TVs in 2013 and […]

Blinkx launches dedicated app and player for Tizen mobile OS

Internet media platform provider Blinkx has launched a dedicated app and open source HTML5-based Blinkx video player for Tizen-based mobile devices. The Blinkx app, available through the Tizen store, will replicate the look and feel of the recently re-launched blinkx.com portal, giving access to over 35 million hours of online video and over 800 media […]