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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
  2018 2017 2016 2015 ~ 2014
Operating System Tizen 4.0 Tizen 3.0 Tizen 2.4 Tizen 2.3 Linux 2.6
Graphic
Resolution
Application 1920x1080 (2015 UHD models, all models since 2016)
1280x720 (2015 FHD models)
960x540 / 32 bpp
Video 3840x2160 (UHD models)
1920x1080 (FHD models)
3840x2160 (2014 UHD model)
1920x1080 / 32 bpp
Smart Hub 1920x1080 - 1280x720 / 32 bpp

Platform Features

Important

As Widevine Classic is deprecated by Google's policy, it is not supported on Samsung TVs due to maintenance issues.

Tizen (2015 ~)  
Table 2. Tizen platform features
Type Feature Samsung Smart TV
(2015, 2016)
Samsung Smart TV
(2017, 2018)

TV Extension 4.0 Emulator

App Engine HTML HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
DOM DOM3 DOM3 DOM3
CSS CSS3 CSS3 CSS3
JavaScript JSC V8 V8
DRM PlayReady Yes Yes No
Widevine Classic Yes
(2017 models only)
Widevine Modular No Yes
AES-128 Yes
Verimatrix
Verimatrix ULTRA No
Network Protocol HTTP 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
Smooth Streaming Yes Yes Yes
Subtitles SMI (UTF-8), SRT
SMPTE-TT
WebVTT (out-of-band) No
Closed Captions Yes
Tizen .NET
(2018 models only)
.NET Standard API No .NET Standard 2.0
Xamarin.Forms Yes
TizenFX
Note
  • TTML and DFXP subtitles are only supported for Smooth Streaming.

  • For HLS streaming, the WebVTT (out-of-band) subtitle format is recommended.

  • For MPEG-DASH and Smooth Streaming, the SMPTE-TT subtitle format is recommended.

 Streaming Feature Support
   
Table 3. Streaming feature support
Streaming Engine Container DRM Search Feature
PlayReady AES-128 (2015~)
SampleAES (2017~)
Verimatrix Widevine
Modular
Trick Play Seek Multi-audio Multi-subtitle
VOD Live
MPEG-DASH fMP4 Yes No No Yes Yes
1x, 2x, 4x
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smooth Streaming No Yes
-16x ~ 16x
HLS TS No Yes Yes Since 2017 models: Yes
-32x ~ 32x
(for content with
"#EXT-X-I-FRAME-STREAM_INF" tag)
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 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