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Tizen OS to power all Samsung 2015 Smart TVs

Samsung has confirmed that all of its 2015 Smart TVs will be powered by the company’s own Tizen operating system.

In a post on its official Samsung Tomorrow blog, the company says the open-source software will enable “flexibility with even more content and devices while connecting users to a world of limitless entertainment possibilities.”

The televisions, which will presumably be on show at CES 2015, will feature a redesigned Smart Hub promising easy, one-screen access to all content.

Tizen televisions will now deploy Wi-Fi Direct tech, making it easier to share content to and from other devices with a single click.

As we reported late last month, the televisions will also boast the PlayStation Now app, allowing hundreds of PS3 games to be streamed to the television using the Dualshock 4 controller.

It’ll also feature the Dance Now game, which will enable players to dance away in front of the TV using the Samsung Smart Remote or one of the company’s mobile devices.

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Tizen was originally intended to give Samsung independence from Android on the smartphone front, but it has now gravitated to the company’s smart watches and televisions.

Samsung hasn’t announced the Tizen-powered televisions yet, but we’ll be on the stand at CES 2015 next week in order to check them out.

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