The TV emulator is a tool that provides an environment similar to a real device, for testing purposes. If you do not have the real device, you can test on a virtual device with similar features.
The TV emulator is a virtual machine that closely resembles a real TV software stack. It reduces the inconvenience of testing the application on a real device, by providing an environment similar to a real device. The emulator provides the actual hardware similar to real device controls, and you can check the application features, such as data processing and user scenarios. The emulator is based on the open source QEMU project.
The emulator is slower than a real TV.
For more information on the differences between the TV emulator and real TVs, see Emulator Limitations.
To create an emulator instance:
Launch the Emulator Manager.
In the Tizen Studio menu, select "Tools > Emulator Manager".
Select the "tv" device image, and click "Next".
Select a template for a TV, and click "Next".
Check the configuration settings, and click "Finish".
If there is a warning message next to "CPU VT", install Intel® HAXM.
To launch an application in an emulator instance:
Launch the emulator instance.
Select the instance from the Emulator Manager list, and click "Launch".
Launch the application in normal or debug mode:
The TV emulator has the following features:
The "POINTER" button on the virtual 2015 Samsung Smart Remote is not supported. Instead, simply use your computer mouse.
Emulator Control Panel
You can control the state of the emulator dynamically. For more information, see Emulator Control Panel.
Context menu options
You can right-click the emulator instance to access additional features, such as adjusting the scale of the emulator screen. In the "Advanced" menu, you can change the type of remote control, and take screen shots.
You can connect an emulator to a network through a host computer, so that it has its own IP address. For more information, see Bridged Network Configuration.
You can set captioning options. On the emulator, go to "Settings > General > Accessibility > Caption Settings".