Samsung Tizen OS

What is Tizen OS?

Tizen OS is a Linux-based, open-sourced web OS used in some Galaxy devices, including TVs, smartphones, smartwatches and home appliances. It’s available to developers and users all around the world, who can customise it to their liking.

It was first made public in 2015, when Samsung Smart TVs introduced Tizen to their ecosystem.

What are the benefits of using Tizen OS?

  • Samsung TV Plus – which uses Tizen – offers over 1,000 channels across 23 countries¹

  • User-friendly UI, so it’s easy to navigate to the content you like

  • You can use Samsung Smart Things to link up your home appliances

  • Supports voice assistants including Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa²

  • Create customised experiences that are unique to you

Do all Samsung TVs use Tizen?

If you’re buying a Samsung Smart TV with 4K HDR, there’s a very good chance it’ll use Tizen – as it’s used across all of Samsung’s new QLED TVs. We’d advise you to check with your retailer to be sure.

Does the Galaxy Watch4 Series use Tizen?

No – the Galaxy Watch4 Series uses Water OS, a different platform.

¹ Samsung TV Plus availability options may vary depending on region

² 2020/2021 TV models above 8000 series feature support for Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Availability of voice assistant services may vary depending on region

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