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General Specifications

Samsung Smart TVs support a Web-based application engine and rich media playback capabilities.

 

The following tables define the Web platform environment and the media formats supported by various Samsung Smart TV models and the TV emulator.

 

General Features

Table 1. General features
  ~2014 2015 2016 2017
Operating System Linux 2.6 Tizen 2.3 Tizen 2.4 Tizen 3.0
Graphic
Resolution
Application 960x540 / 32 bpp 1920x1080 (2015 UHD models, all 2016 and 2017 models)
1280x720 (2015 FHD models)
Video 3840x2160 (2014 UHD model)
1920x1080 / 32 bpp
3840x2160 (UHD models)
1920x1080 (FHD models)
Smart Hub 1280x720 / 32 bpp - 1920x1080

Platform Features

Tizen Platform (2015~)
Table 2. Tizen platform features
Type Feature Samsung Smart TV
(2015, 2016)
Samsung Smart TV
(2017)

TV Extensions 2.3.1 Emulator

App Engine HTML HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
DOM DOM3 DOM3 DOM3
CSS CSS3 CSS3 CSS3
JavaScript JSC V8 JSC
DRM PlayReady Yes Yes No
Widevine
Widevine Modular

No

(Supported on 2016 models after update)

AES128 Yes
Verimatrix
Verimatrix ULTRA No
Network Protocol HTTP Yes Yes
HTTPS
MMS*2 No
Streaming MPEG-DASH
(XML metadata)
Yes
HLS
(M3U8 metadata)

2015 models: HLS v3
2016 models: HLS v7

(See HLS Tag Support)

HLS v7

(See HLS Tag Support)

HLS v7
HLS audio Yes Yes Yes
Smooth Streaming
Subtitles SMI (UTF-8), SRT
SMPTE-TT
WebVTT No No
Closed Caption Yes Yes

TTML

(Smooth Streaming only)

No No
DFXP
(Smooth Streaming only)
Yes Yes
Streaming Feature Support
Table 3. Streaming feature support
Streaming Engine Container DRM Search Feature
PlayReady SecureMedia AES-128 (2015~)
SampleAES (2017~)
Verimatrix Widevine Trick Play Seek Multi-audio Multi-subtitle
VOD Live
DASH fMP4 Yes No No No No Yes
1x, 2x, 4x
Yes No Yes Yes
Smooth Streaming Yes
-16x ~ 16x
Yes
Widevine PS No Yes Yes
-32x ~ 32x
No No No
HLS TS Yes Yes No

Since 2017 models: Yes

-32x ~ 32x

(for content with "#EXT-X-I-FRAME-STREAM_INF" tag)

Yes Yes Yes
HLS Tag Support
Table 4. HLS tag support
HLS Tag HLS Version Availability
"EXTM3U" Version 3 Since Tizen 2.3 (2015 models)
"EXTINF"
"EXT-X-TARGETDURATION"
"EXT-X-MEDIA-SEQUENCE"
"EXT-X-KEY"
"EXT-X-PROGRAM-DATE-TIME" Not supported
"EXT-X-VERSION" Since Tizen 2.3 (2015 models)
"EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY"
"EXT-X-ALLOW-CACHE" Not supported
"EXT-X-STREAM-INF" Since Tizen 2.3 (2015 models)
"EXT-X-ENDLIST"
"EXT-X-PLAYLIST-TYPE" Not supported
"EXT-X-BYTERANGE" Version 4 Since Tizen 2.4 (2016 models)
"EXT-X-I-FRAMES-ONLY"
"EXT-X-MEDIA"
"EXT-X-I-FRAME-STREAM-INF"
"EXT-X-MAP" Version 5
"EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY-SEQUENCE" Version 6
"EXT-X-INDEPENDENT-SEGMENTS"
"EXT-X-START" Not supported
"EXT-X-SESSION-DATA" Version 7 Since Tizen 2.4 (2016 models)
"EXT-X-DATERANGE" Not supported
"EXT-X-SESSION-KEY"
Samsung Legacy Platform (2010 ~ 2014)
Table 5. Samsung Legacy Platform features
Type Feature 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 TV/AV & 2015 AV
TV/AV SDK 1.5 TV/AV SDK 2.5 TV/AV SDK 3.5 TV/AV SDK 4.5 TV/AV SDK 5.1
Application Engine HTML HTML 4.01 HTML 4.01 HTML 5 HTML 5 HTML 5 HTML 5 HTML 5 HTML 5 HTML 5 HTML 5
DOM DOM 2 DOM 2 DOM 2 DOM 2 DOM 3 DOM 3 DOM 3 DOM 3 DOM 3 DOM 3
CSS CSS 2.1 CSS 2.1 CSS 3 CSS 3 CSS 3 CSS 3 CSS 3 CSS 3 CSS 3 CSS 3
JavaScript JavaScript 1.6 JavaScript 1.6 JavaScript 1.6 JavaScript 1.8 SquirrelFish SquirrelFish V8 V8 JSC JSC
Flash Browser Plug-in SWF Flash 8.0
FlashLite 3.1
ActionScript 2.0
Flash 8.0
FlashLite 3.1
ActionScript 2.0
Flash 8.0
FlashLite 3.1
ActionScript 2.0
Flash 10.1
ActionScript 2.0/3.0
Flash 10.1
ActionScript 3.0
Flash 10.1
ActionScript 3.0
Flash 11.1
ActionScript 3.0
Flash 11.1
ActionScript 3.0
Flash 11.1
ActionScript 3.0
No
Standalone
Flash 10.1
ActionScript 3.0
(TV D6000 and higher,
BD D6700 and higher only)
AIR AIR No No AIR for TV 2.5.1 No AIR for TV 2.5.1
(TV D6000 and higher,
BD D6700 and higher only)
No AIR for TV 3.0 AIR 3.0 AIR for TV 3.0
Streaming Streaming RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe RTMP/RTMPe
DRM WMDRM 10 PD Yes No Replaced with
PlayReady
No Replaced with
PlayReady
No Replaced with
PlayReady
No Replaced with
PlayReady
PlayReady No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Widevine Yes
Verimatrix No No Yes
(EU/US TV only)
Yes
(TV only)
VOD Streaming HTTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTTPS
MMS*2
RTP/RTSP No No No No
Adaptive
Streaming
HAS
(XML metadata)
Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes No No No No No No
MPEG-DASH
(XML metadata)
No No No Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes Yes

OIPF Rel3,
MPEG3 TS only,
AES-128
Yes
HLS
(M3U8 metadata)
Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes

OIPF Rel3,
MPEG3 TS only,
AES-128
HLS audio No No No No No No No No No
Live Streaming Adaptive
Streaming
HAS LS
HAS LS Yes

HLS v3,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes Yes

HLS v3,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes Yes

HLS v3,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128
Yes Yes

HLS v3,
MPEG3 TS only,
AES-128
Yes
WidevineLS Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
Smooth Streaming LS No No Yes Yes