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Developer checklist when developing apps for Samsung Smart TV

Developing applications for Smart TV needs some steps to be followed and some checklists to be maintained. The most basic and the most necessary ones includes ensuring that the SDK and the other necessary softwares need to be installed in a system that has the required configuration. This setup is enough for anyone to start […]




Getting additional information from Samsung Smart TV

In this article, we are going to discuss on getting some additional TV information from a Samsung Smart TV environment. In my previous article we have discussed on stuff like finding the product information and resizing the TV display etc. Here we will take on the Application Manager api a little bit further by getting […]




Network problems in debugging a Samsung Smart TV Application

In this article we are going to discuss the network related problems during the debugging of a Samsung Smart TV application. Debugging of a Samsung Smart TV application involves connecting and inspecting the running application inside the emulator or a TV using a chrome browser environment. The browser environment presents a chrome development tools view […]





Playing a video file in Samsung Smart TV (Part 2) – Video Tutorial

This article demonstrates some more functions of the avPlay class in Samsung Smart Tv. Some of the functionalities like seeking, pausing, resuming, getting the video properties like the resolution, duration, bitrate, setting the playspeed etc. More topics in this is moved to the videos in the future.




Reloading the application contents while developing for Samsung Smart TV

This article discusses about ways the developers can utilise to refresh the contents on the Samsung Smart TV application during development. Refreshing or restarting the application is done during it’s development to ensure that the updated code contents are reflected in the application. This applies not only to Samsung Smart TV based application development, but […]




Using the Input Method Editor in Samsung Smart TV – Video Tutorial

This post explains the mechanism to use the Input Method editor in Samsung Smart TV. The Input Method editor serves as one of the most important component when the user inputs data into the Samsung Smart TV app. User input in an application, makes the application more active and the users to get more engaged […]





Debugging a Samsung Smart TV Application (2) – Video Tutorial

This post is a continuation of the previous post. This post will explain the list of tools in the developer toolset like profiler, memory usage, local storage etc and many more. Both the previous and this post provides an extensive insight into debugging of Samsung Smart TV Applications.




Samsung Smart TV SDK installation – Video tutorial

This tutorial explains the installation of the Samsung smart TV SDK 4.5 installation in a step by step approach. It compares the differences between the 4.5 version of the SDK




Samsung Smart TV Convergence API – Video Tutorial

This tutorial aims at creating a base for connecting external devices to the Samsung Smart TV using the Samsung convergence API. This tutorial provides the groundwork in convergence API, that shows the list of connected devices count, and shows a message on the console.





Subtitles in Samsung Smart TV applications

Subtitles play a very important role in a video application. Subtitles enable the video application comprehensible to viewers of languages other than the video source language. For e.g. if the video application has an audio in English, the subtitles will allow users to understand the video content in almost all the other languages in the […]