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PlayReady DRM in Samsung Smart TV applications

PlayReady is a DRM (Digital Rights Management) solution following WM (Windows Media) DRM, which helps in accessing and securing media content on Smart TV applications. It deploys various technologies like embedded licenses, domain control etc to protect digital content. Samsung Smart TV models after 2011 supports PlayReady DRM. The older models support the WM DRM. […]




Digital Rights Management in Samsung Smart TV Applications

Digital Rights Management is one of the main concepts in the field of digital media. Digital Rights Management arose as a set of steps that prevent the piracy of copyrighted content. DRM arose as a preventive measure, when the online piracy is at its peak




Adding SSL certificate to my blog

Information Security is one of the major concerns when it comes to public information websites like blogs. Having an SSL certificate ensures the safety of the site as well as the safety of the user who is accessing the site. Recently Google Chrome announced the decision of marking the sites without SSL certificate as insecure. This blog post caught my attention. I finally made the decision to move to add an SSL certificate to my blog





Reading Time WP plugin integration into my blog

Reading time wordpress plugin is one of the most useful wordpress plugins that I tried recently. This plugin displays the approximate reading time of a blog article. The reader knows the time to read the article without actually reading it. The articles published in medium has a reading time displayed. This article explains the steps […]




Default Remote Key handling setup in Samsung Smart TV

The project wizard in Samsung smart TV helps the developer to bootstrap a project with almost no basic setup. All the project types have an associated project wizard for bootstrapping. The bootstrapped applications will have the basic configurations setup enabled by default. One among those default setup is the default remote key handling. This article […]




Simulate Samsung devices using Samsung Simulator

We all will try out devices or any other home appliances before we buy it. Trying out the functionalities and the working will give us much more confidence before buying the product. I came across SamsungSimulator¬†that provides almost all of the latest Samsung devices for a virtual tryout. The users can go through the core […]





Multi Page Apps in Smart TV

When we start developing with Samsung smart TV, we will be having a single page app that displays various components. The user may be interacting with a few components and few of them change during the process like a component getting updated with new content, being hidden or shown etc. The above flow remains ideal […]




Sending AJAX requests in Samsung Smart TV

In this article, we will be discussing about sending AJAX requests from the smart TV and getting remote contents to the application. Most of today’s smart TVs are internet connected devices, that frequently updates remote content from the internet for it’s applications. Most of the contents are fetched asynchronously using AJAX requests. This enables the […]




Toggle screensaver in Samsung Smart TV

In this article we are going on discuss on toggling a screen saver in Samsung smart TV. Screensaver is enabled by default in Samsung smart TV and comes into action when the user is not doing an action for a certain period of time. In most of the TV models, the idle time interval can […]





Video application for Smart TV – Things to take note of

In this article, we will be discussing about the list of to-dos that the developer should have in mind when developing video applications for the smart TV platform. This list of things, when maintained, provides a seamless video application experience to the user. Samsung smart TV supports various streaming containers and decoders for audio and […]