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Samsung Smart TVs Will All Run the Open-Source Tizen Operating System

Samsung Smart TVs Will All Run the Open-Source Tizen Operating System

by Clay Michael GillespieJanuary 8, 2015

Samsung announced today that they were actively trying to redefine the entire TV experience by incorporating their new Tizen operating system into all their new smart TVs.

According to an announcement, all TVs made in 2015 will be equipped with a new platforms built around Tizen.

“Building our Smart Platform around Tizen is a groundbreaking step towards a much more intelligent and integrated system,” said Won Jin Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Tizen not only enriches the entertainment experience for our customers today, but unlocks great potential for the future in home entertainment.”

Samsung’s goal seems to be an effort to create smart homes, allowing the smart TVs to be the central hub for all other devices running Tizen. These devices include Samsung phones, wearable technology like smart watches and in-vehicle devices.

“Tizen’s compatibility with other devices establishes Samsung’s Smart TVs as the control center of any Smart Home,” Samsung said. “Samsung’s new Smart TV with Tizen sets the standard for future Smart TVs, redefining the entertainment experience.”

Other Features Included in Samsung Smart TVs

SamsungFor Samsung fanboys and girls, 2015 feels like a year’s worth of Christmas.

The company announced earlier that they had partnered with Sony to bring PlayStation Now to all of their new TVs, allowing people to play games without even need a console. The content on PlayStation Now is primarily PS3 games, and all a user needs to do is buy a subscription and a controller to play directly from their TV; no PS3 required.

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Along with that, Samsung also partnered with Ubisoft to bring Just Dance Now to the TVs. Gamers can simply start the service and start dancing directly in front of their TV if they’d like.

“Users will be able to play and dance in front of their TVs using the Samsung Smart Remote and Samsung mobile devices,” Samsung said. “The game supports multiple players, so even more friends and family can join in the fun.”

Other features on Samsung TVs are Milk Video, Samsung Sports Live and Bingo HOME: Race to Earth. While Tizen struggled with popularity prior to this, seeing as it was unveiled in 2012 and couldn’t surpass the popularity of Android, all of the features Samsung is promoting to reach an new user base may be the push the operating system needs.

Images from Wikimedia Commons, Kobby Dagan and Shutterstock.

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