Samsung Tizen TV
Samsung Smart TV
Samsung Tizen TV
Samsung Smart TV
Dear Partners and Developers,
The Samsung TV SDK Team is pleased to release the Samsung Tizen TV SDK 2.0.The SDK provides developers with the tools they need to begin developing for the Tizen TV platform.The tool set includes an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), a light-weight TV Simulator for testing web apps, and a TV Emulator.The Samsung Tizen TV SDK combines the best features of a TV with the power of web based technologies. By combining the size, input, and multimedia benefits of a TV with the connectivity features of the internet, developers can create innovative new experiences for their users.For overall information about Tizen App development, please refer to the http://developer.tizen.org Website.
■ Main ChangesSamsung Tizen TV SDK 2.0 has been integrated as an extension to the Tizen official SDK(tizen.org).If you want to install the TV SDK, you should install Tizen web app development environment using Tizen web IDE installer and install Samsung Tizen TV SDK 2.0 using update-manager tool of Tizen SDK.
Please refer to the Samsung Tizen TV SDK 2.0 installation manual :
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- You can download Tizen Web IDE Installer either from or from . Both of the installers are same.
■ New & Changed Features- Integrated Development Environment (IDE) . Caph 3.0 development environment. . NaCl development environment.
- Samsung TV Emulator . Multi HDS(Host Direct Sharing) . USB Event Injector ■ Tizen TV Emulator Limitations- Web API : Following web APIs do not work in the Emulator. . tizen.tvaudiocontrol.getOutputMode . Secure Websocket - Unsupported Devices and features : . Camera device . Smart interaction (Gesture, Voice) . 3D . Bluetooth . SSO(Single Sign On) . UHD resolution . On Web Simulator, some functions of Web APIs return dummy value.
■ Pre-Setting requirements before installing Samsung Tizen TV SDK 2.0- Java The Samsung Tizen TV SDK 2.0 Eclipse plugin requires Java Standard Edition (Java SE) version 1.7 or higher. Please install the Java SE Development Kit (JDK): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html - CPU specificationIf you use Samsung Tizen TV Emulator, VT(Virtualization Technology) should be supported by the CPU. . Windows & Mac OS : Intel VTx should be supported by the CPU. (For Haxm) . Linux : Intel VT-x or AMD-V™ should be supported by the CPU. (For KVM) - Graphic card specification and driverLatest vendor-provided version of the graphic card driver for OpenGL® ES acceleration : On Ubuntu®: NVIDIA®/ATI® driver for Ubuntu® 12.04/14.04: To upgrade, go to System Settings > Additional Drivers. Download the latest driver from the vendor site, and install it. INTEL® driver for Ubuntu® 12.04/14.04: Requires an Intel® driver version 8.0.1 or higher. Ubuntu® 12.04 supports an Intel® driver higher than 8.0.1. On Windows®: Depending on your OS theme (such as non-Aero themes and Windows XP themes), a display surface can be erased for a while if the Emulator window is obscured by another window. If you click the Emulator window, the display surface works correctly again. If the host machine is using the Nvidia Optimus™ technology, the TV Emulator works with the on-board graphics chipset, and not with the Nvidia® external graphics card. To prevent this, you can ether disable the Nvidia Optimus™ technology, or set the TV Emulator to run with the Nvidia® external graphics card. ■ SDK System Requirements- Processor: Dual Core 2.8GHz / Single Core 3GHz or higher . VT(Virtualization Technology) should be supported by the CPU (For TV Emulator) . Windows & Mac OS : Intel VTx should be supported by the CPU. (HAXM) . Linux : Intel VT-x or AMD-V™ should be supported by the CPU. (KVM) . HAXM : Intel HAXM requires an Intel processor with Intel VT-x functionality and cannot be used on systems lacking this hardware feature. To determine the capabilities of your Intel processor, visit http://ark.intel.com/. . KVM : To determine the information of CPUs which support Hardware virtualization of KVM, visit http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Processor_support.- RAM: 4 GB or higher - OS (32bit and 64bit supported): . Windows 7 (64bit recommendation), Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher . Linux: Tested on Ubuntu 12.x . Mac OS X : Intel-based hardware, OS versions 10.6 and above. Apple Mac OS X 10.8(Mountain Lion) 64-bit, 10.9(Mavericks) 64-bit.- Screen resolution: 1280 x 1024 or higher - HDD: 5GB or higher When the disk storage is full, various incorrect operations can occur. ■ Known issue
If you already installed android HAXM driver, tizen HAXM driver is not installed. Then, you will encounter an error “No accelerator found” while launching the emulator.You should uninstall the android haxm driver and install the tizen haxm driver manually as follows : ■ Windows - Uninstall the android haxm driver by opening 'Programs and Features' in the Windows control panel and clicking 'Intel(R) Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager'. - Install the tizen haxm driver by executing the driver installer whose path is 'toolsemulatoretcIntelHaxmTizen.exe' and proceeding the installing process. ■ Mac OS X 10.10 - Uninstall the android haxm driver by opening a terminal, changing directory to '/System/Library/Extensions/intelhaxm.kext/Contents/Resources', and then typing 'sudo ./uninstall.sh'. - Install the tizen haxm driver by executing the driver installer whose path is '/tools/emulator/etc/IntelHaxmTizen_for_10.10.dmg' and proceeding the installing process. ■ Mac OS X 10.9 and under - Uninstall the android haxm driver by opening a terminal, changing directory to '/System/Library/Extensions/intelhaxm.kext/Contents/Resources', and then typing 'sudo ./uninstall.sh'. - Install the tizen haxm driver by executing the driver installer whose path is '/tools/emulator/etc/IntelHaxmTizen.dmg' and proceeding the installing process.
Best Regards, Your Samsung TV SDK Team
Dear Partner and Developer
We have an important notice about a recent firmware update that was pushed in October.
In this firmware update, we have made some changes to the AVPlay API Specification, which may cause your application to not playback video properly.
Please check the below guide against your submitted application source code and make the necessary updates to avoid any issues.
The updated exception handling is added on Player for Tizen application.
Hence, Tizen application can't use avplay API before creating avplay instance by webapis.avplay.open().
If you call avplay API prior to creating of avplay instance, error will be occured and playback would be stopped.
ex) Application named A is using webapis.avplay.close() before webapis.avplay.open() → ERROR! Can't play video
Call avplay API after webapis.avplay.open()
Remove APIs called before webapis.avplay.open()
Applications that are using avplay API before creates instance should be updated and submitted on Seller Office for QA.
Since : Firmware released on October (exact version will vary depending on your location)
We will continue our efforts to create a better app development environment for you.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact us via 1:1 Q&A on Seller Office.
Samsung Smart TV Developers Forum
We are pleased to announce open source project TOAST for developers.
TOAST is free, open source and easy to use.
It will allow you to develop a multiple platform solution for ALL your TV web applications.
In today's market, there are various Smart TV platforms including Samsung legacy platform, Samsung Tizen TV, WebOS TV, and others.
Servicing all these platforms has become cumbersome, and requires a developer to create and maintain multiple applications.
Announcing project TOAST which is Samsung's open source project that will minimize a developer's overhead.
We hope you can meet a satisfaction for multiple platforms with a single TV web application for use.
TOAST project has been open on GitHub.
Feel free to use for everyone.
Download the latest released version. (https://github.com/Samsung/cordova-plugin-toast)
TOAST v1.0.0 has been released with the following new items.
: syncVideoRect API added
: 'ENDED' Event added which means the playback is reached at the end of stream.
: Sample applications are added.
We hope TOAST is helpful for all.
'Code once, go home early'
Samsung provides an integrated testing tool that helps you test all aspects of your application. By using Samsung Tizen SDK you can set up and run your application within the emulator or on the TV.
To familiarize yourself with app testing on Samsung Tizen TV, please refer to the guide below:
How to run your app on a Emulator : Learn about the Emulator that lets you develop and test Tizen TV application without using a physical device.
How to install and run your app on the target device : Step-by-step guide using the 'Developer Mode' on the TV.
* In order to install your application on a device, you are required to use “Developer Mode” on the TV via SDK. This is the only method.
Samsung D Forum Team
Dear Partners and Developers,
We would like to notify you we are rebranding Samsung MultiScreen SDK to Samsung Smart View SDK. Mobile to TV convergence function will be branded and promoted under the unified name of 'Samsung Smart View'. Smart View enabled app (TV app which is integrated with Smart View SDK) will be specially treated in Samsung's on/offline marketing. Samsung Smart View SDK provides a set of APIs, which enables seamless connection and communication between mobile device and TV. This will help with discoverability of the app by providing users with multiple entry points. We hope you can enhance your TV app experience with Samsung Smart View SDK.
Tizen SDK 2.4 Rev 2 is released, and the problem is solved.
Please use Tizen SDK 2.4 Rev 2.
Tizen SDK version 2.4 Rev 1 was released on November 24th.This version has a known bug when trying to launch the TV application and was removed.
If you happen to update to Tizen 2.4 Rev 1, please follow the steps below to roll-back to the previous SDK version.
Symptom: When launching TV application with SDK 2.4 Rev 1, it throws NullPointerException, and application is not launched.
* How to rollback SDK 2.4 Rev 1 to previous SDK 2.4
Check videos to follow process : - Network setup : https://youtu.be/uxJBmbc1vms - Local Image setup : https://youtu.be/Gc7KHGOh0lM
1. Launch 'Update Manager-2.4' 2. Click 'Configuration' button on launched 'Update Manager' 3. Uncheck 'Auto Update' checkbox in 'Install Option' tab of 'Configuration' popup. 4. Select 'TizenSDK_2.4.0' and click confirm button. 5. Reinstallation will start. Please wait for complete install.
* This bug will be resolved in the next revision of Tizen SDK version 2.4 (Rev 2).
Best Regards,Your Samsung D Forum Team
Dear Tizen Partners and Developers,
We would like to inform you Text-to-Speech (TTS) will be supported on 2016 Tizen TVs.
TTS support is recommended but not required to pass Samsung QA.
• To add accessibility to your application, please refer to the link below:
• If you don’t want to support TTS, you should be cautious about using HTML elements.
Unexpected HTML elements can be misread by our TTS engine, and will be flagged in Samsung QA.
To disable TTS in HTML element, you can use aria-hidden='true' attribute. Please refer to the link below:
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask on SDF forum board or 1:1 Q&A in seller office.
Your Samsung D Forum Team.
Alert function has been used for printing log on 2010~2014 device, but from 2015 Tizen TV, alert function doesn't print log anymore.
From 2016 Tizen TV, alert will show pop-up according to its standard. So in order to print log for debugging, you should use console.log() instead of using alert.
(For printing log, please use console.log. Refer to Debugging. )
2015 Samsung Tizen TV supports Tizen OS 2.3 version, so If you want to run application in 2015 Samsung Tizen TV,
please set the value of 'Required version' property as 2.3 in config.xml file.
If 'Required version' is higher than 2.3, application cannot be installed in 2015 Samsung Tizen TV.
We would like to notify you that the Multitasking feature is now mandatory for Samsung Tizen TV Applications.
If your application doesn't support Multitasking, or a defect is found during testing of Multitasking, the QA round will be failed.
Please check your application according to the following checklist:
* Quick Checklist
If you have any questions, please ask on SDF forum board or 1:1 Q&A in seller office.
Your Samsung D Forum Team
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