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

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 ~ 2014
Operating System

Tizen 6.5.0.0 Tizen 6.0 Tizen 5.5 Tizen 5.0 Tizen 4.0 Tizen 3.0 Tizen 2.4 Tizen 2.3 Linux 2.6
C# API Version

9.9.0 8.8.4 6.6.0 5.5.0 4.4.0
Graphic
Resolution

Application

1920x1080
3840x2160 (YouTube, 8K TV only)

1920x1080
3840x2160 (YouTube, 8K TV only)

3840x2160 (YouTube, 8K UHD models only)
1920x1080 (2015 UHD models, all models since 2016)
1280x720 (2015 FHD models)

960x540 / 32 bpp
Video

7680x4320 (8K UHD models)
3840x2160 (4K UHD models)
1920x1080 (FHD models)

Smart Hub

1920x1080
3840x2160 (8K UHD models only)

1920x1080 -

Table 1. General features

Platform Features

Tizen (2015 ~)

Type Feature Samsung Smart TV
(2015, 2016)

Samsung Smart TV
(2017, 2018)

Samsung Smart TV
(2019)

Samsung Smart TV
2020

Samsung Smart TV 2021 Samsung Smart TV 2022 TV Extension 6.5 Emulator
App Engine

HTML

HTML5 HTML5 HTML5 HTML5 HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
DOM

DOM3 DOM3 DOM3 DOM3 DOM3 DOM3 DOM3
CSS

CSS3 CSS3 CSS3 CSS3 CSS3 CSS3 CSS3
JavaScript

JSC V8 V8 V8 V8 V8 V8
DRM

PlayReady

Yes
PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000

Yes
PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000(2017, 2018)
PlayReady 3.3 with SL3000(2018)

Yes
PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000(2019)
PlayReady 3.3 with SL3000(2019)

Yes
PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000,
PlayReady 4.2 with SL3000

Yes
PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000,
PlayReady 4.2 with SL3000

Yes
PlayReady 2.5 with SL2000,
PlayReady 4.4 with SL3000

No
Widevine

Widevine Modular 2.08(2016)
Widevine Classic2015,2016)

Widevine Modular 2.08(2017)
Widevine Modular 3.2(2018)
Widevine Classic(2017)

Widevine Modular 14.1 Widevine Modular 16.3 Widevine Modular 16.3 Widevine Modular 16.4
AES-128

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Verimatrix Web Client

Yes (v3.6) Yes (v4.1) Yes (v4.1) Yes (v4.1) Yes (v4.1) Yes (v4.1) Yes (v4.1)
Network Protocol

HTTP

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTTPS

WSS

Streaming

MPEG-DASH
(XML metadata)

HLS
(M3U8 metadata)

2015 models: HLS v3
2016 models: HLS v7
(See HLS Tag Support)

HLS v7
(See HLS Tag Support)

HLS v7
(See HLS Tag Suppor)

HLS v7
(See HLS Tag Support)

HLS v7
(See HLS Tag Support)

HLS v7
(See HLS Tag Support)

HLS v7
(See HLS Tag Support)

Smooth Streaming

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subtitles

SMI (UTF-8), SRT

SMPTE-TT

WebVTT (out-of-band)

No
Closed Captions

Yes
Tizen .NET
(since 2018)

.NET Standard API

No .NET Standard 2.0 .Net Standard 2.0 .Net Standard 2.1 .Net Standard 2.1 .Net Standard 2.1 .Net Standard 2.1
Xamarin.Forms

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TizenFX

Table 2. Tizen platform features

Streaming Feature Support

SampleAES (2017~)

Streaming Engine Container DRM Search Feature
PlayReady AES-128 (2015~) Verimatrix Widevine Trick Play Seek Multi-audio Multi-subtitle
Sample AES (2017~)) Modular (VOD Only) (VOD, Live)
MPEG-DASH

fMP4

Yes No No Yes Yes
-16x ~ 16x

Yes Yes No
Smooth Streaming

No Yes
HLS

TS

No Yes Yes
(HLS v3)

Since 2017 models:
Yes
-16x ~ 16x
(for content with
"#EXT-X-I-FRAME-STREAM_INF" tag)

Since 2017 models:
Yes (VOD Only)

Since 2017 models:
Yes (VOD Only)

fMP4 since 2020

Yes No No Yes Yes(-16x ~ 16x (for content with "#EXT-X-I-FRAME-STREAM_INF" tag)) Yes Yes Yes

Table 3. Streaming feature support

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-DISCONTINUITY"
"EXT-X-VERSION"
"EXT-X-PROGRAM-DATE-TIME" Since tizen 3.0 (2016 models)
"EXT-X-ALLOW-CACHE" Not supported
"EXT-X-STREAM-INF" Since Tizen 2.3
"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 Since Tizen 6.0 (2020 models onwards for HLS fmp4 only)
"EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY-SEQUENCE" Version 6 Since Tizen 3.0 (2017 models)
"EXT-X-INDEPENDENT-SEGMENTS" Not supported
"EXT-X-START"
"EXT-X-SESSION-DATA" Version 7
"EXT-X-DATERANGE" Since Tizen 3.0(2017 models)
"EXT-X-SESSION-KEY" Since Tizen 2.4 (2016 models)
"EXT-X-CUE-IN" HLS Customized Tags Since Tizen 3.0 (2017 models)
"EXT-X-CUE-OUT"
"EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT"

Table 4. HLS tag support

Samsung Legacy Platform (2010 ~ 2014)

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 noteonly)

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 Classic

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

Fragmented MP4, PlayReady

Yes

Fragmented MP4, PlayReady

Yes

Fragmented MP4, PlayReady

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 Yes

OIPF Rel2,
MPEG2 TS only,
AES-128

Yes Yes

OIPF Rel3,
MPEG3 TS only,
AES-128

Yes
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

Table 5. Samsung Legacy Platform features