Tizen OS as seen through the Samsung Smart TV

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 21 2021

As users around the world spend more and more time at home, being able to enjoy top-quality home entertainment has become an absolute must. Understanding that users need to do more these days with their TVs, the Samsung Smart TV lets users enjoy their favourite video content, game on their own terms and even undertake personalised at-home workouts. 

The hidden secret behind the multifaceted offering of the Samsung Smart TV is Samsung Electronics’ smart Operating System (OS) Tizen. Tizen is a Linux-based, open-sourced web OS that is open to everyone, and supports a range of devices including TVs, mobile devices, home appliances and even signage. As of now, over 190 million people in 197 countries around the world are enjoying Tizen OS through their Samsung Smart TVs – though given the TV’s communal role in the family space, the number of actual users is expected to be much more. 

Tizen is a platform that truly encompasses Samsung’s user-driven values of ‘Screens Everywhere’ and ‘Screens for All’, and the company is set to further expand the Tizen experience through collaboration across various fields including those of video, art and gaming. Tizen is a Linux-based open source operating system, which means it is available for developers, device manufacturers and software vendors around the world. 

Tizen supports over 190 million users in 197 countries with a wide range of devices, from mobile devices to TVs, home appliances to signage products. When talking about how Tizen can be the most efficient OS for Samsung TVs, we can take a look at the global sales of Samsung’s Tizen-powered display products. Global sales of Tizen-powered devices over the last five years has reached 300 million units. 

Samsung has been named the No. 1 global TV manufacturer for 15 consecutive years. Further, Samsung has topped the global digital market for 12 consecutive years. Meanwhile, Tizen OS has powered Samsung Smart TVs since 2015, when Samsung Smart TV’s ecosystem expands with the introduction of Tizen OS. In 2017, Samsung launched its ‘Art Store’ for owners of The Frame to discover thousands of pieces of world-renowned art. 

In 2020, ‘Samsung TV Plus’ platform was expanded to 23 countries and now offers over 1,000 channels. In 2021, the Samsung Smart TV with Tizen provides a strengthened user experience for easier content discovery and navigation. When we focus on why the Tizen OS is ideal for Samsung Smart TVs, it is evident that Tizen offers endless content, apps and features that are personalized to each user. For example, there is endless content with a click of a button with the combination of Tizen OS and Samsung Smart TVs. The Universal Guide helps you find shows, movies and sports all in one centralized place. 

Tizen OS has a user-friendly interface, allowing easy navigation to the content you’re looking for. Moreover, there are plenty of options to control your TV and SmartThings smart home devices. Tizen OS provides access to Samsung SmartThings right on your TV, which controls your personal tech and home appliances from lighting to home security to other compatible Bluetooth devices. 

The robust smart home experience with support for popular voice assistants including Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Further, Tizen OS and Samsung Smart TVs bring customised experiences that fit into each user’s unique lifestyle. The Tizen OS offers a variety of services, which are personalised to each user. Samsung Health offers personalised at-home fitness programmes with leading workout content from party fitness partners and performance tracking. 

Tizen Smart OS-powered display products boasts ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All, Screens for Everyone, Tizen for Everyone’ and are expanding joy of the experience thanks to partnership across various areas including video, art and game. Samsung TV range starts at a price point of Rs 59,990 and is available for purchase at Samsung’s authorized partners Softlogic, Singer, Singhagiri, Damro and Samsung e-Store. Customer could also get interest free instalment plans on leading credit cards up to 60 months and avail themselves of attractive offers such as free Samsung Sound bars on select TVs.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 21 2021

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