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CES 2015: Samsung shifts TVs to Tizen

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Samsung announced yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it will build its Tizen operating system into all new Smart TVs.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday, Samsung announced that all of its Smart TVs in 2015 will come equipped with its new platform built around the Tizen operating system. Tizen, a standardised open-source platform, enables flexibility with more content and devices, allowing developers to create compatible content, while connecting users to new entertainment possibilities.

Building our Smart Platform around Tizen is a groundbreaking step towards a much more intelligent and integrated system,” said Ansgar Pabst, Business Lead for TV/AV at Samsung SA. “Tizen not only enriches the entertainment experience for our customers today, but unlocks great potential for the future in home entertainment.

Simple and Easy Intuitive Access

The redesigned Smart Hub is displayed on one screen, enabling easy navigation and quick access. The new Smart Hub features easy access to content, with the first screen displaying your most recent content and tailored content recommendations for even more entertainment options. It also has optimised four-direction control that is both playful and responsive.

Another important update to the system is how easily the TV now syncs with other devices. Using Wi-Fi Direct, content is seamlessly shared from a mobile device to a TV and vice-versa with just one click. With Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Samsung’s Smart TV software automatically searches for Samsung mobile devices nearby and connects to them. This easy convergence has exciting potential‚Äîusers can enjoy a multi-screen experience with access to entertainment across multiple compatible devices. Users can also watch live broadcasts or TV on their mobile devices, anywhere on their home network, even when their TV is powered off.

Integrated, Seamless Entertainment Experience

The way society consumes entertainment in 2015 has evolved and now includes multiple devices and endless content from a variety of sources. Recognising this shift, Samsung’s new platform was designed to deliver an integrated entertainment experience that is at once streamlined and powerful. According to Samsung, key content partnerships include the following:

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