Tizen OS expands outside of Samsung

Samsung has announced the names of the first third-party manufacturers who will adopt the Tizen OS platform in their smart TVs.

The company has signed agreements with Atmaca, HKC and Tempo that will put Tizen in new TVs from Bauhn, Linsar, Sunny, Vispera, amongst others. The devices will be available in Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Türkiye and the UK later this year.

It follows the announcement of Samsung’s Tizen TV Platform Licensing program at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in 2021. The licensing program allows other TV brands to take advantage of Tizen OS, offers smart features, content discoverability tools, apps and modern user interface for the ultimate smart TV experience.

“2022 has been a memorable year for Tizen OS as we celebrate its 10th anniversary and the very first Tizen-powered smart TVs available from other brands,” said Yongjae Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Starting with these new Tizen-powered smart TVs, we will continue to expand the licensing program and introduce Tizen OS and its ecosystem to more products and brands around the world.”

Tizen includes access to Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free streaming TV and video platform, and the voice assistant Bixby.

The Linux-based Tizen has been used by 200 million people since its first deployment in 2012.

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