Samsung already sells smartwatches and cameras running software based on the Tizen Linux operating system. The company plans to launch Tizen phones soon, and last summer Samsung introduced tools to let developers create apps for smart televisions running Tizen.
Now the company has announced that its first Tizen-based TVs will launch in 2015. In fact, all of Samsung’s Smart TVs introduced in 2015 will run Tizen.
Samsung isn’t the only company that’s developed specials software that lets you stream internet video and run third-party apps on a TV. LG’s smart TVs are powered by webOS, for instance. And both Samsung and LG will continue to face competition from other smart TV products such as the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku line of products.
As for Samsung’s Tizen software, the company says it will include a few special features such as support for Sony’s PlayStation Now cloud gaming service, Samsung Sports Live, Milk Video, and games including Just Dance Now and Bingo HOME: Race to Earth.
My experience with Samsung smart tvs is that the experience between built in apps is inconsistent, right down to how they handle external input devices.
My guess is that unless they paid special attention to this or will be even worse with these sets.
Pretty stupid for something labeled smart.
Nice pictures though.
I hope it will be better than their “smart” tvs now.
The Samsung Smart TV we purchased was the worst television purchase I’ve ever made. The screen is great, but the smart features simply are worthless. I tried to run Plex, it freezes. Load two tabs on their browser..it resets itself. Etc etc…it goes on and on. I have the 40″ E6300 model from 2013. At the end of the day I paid for Smart features I can’t use..and I overpaid for what I received…a dumb tv.
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