The following list encompasses notable
smart TV platforms and application software that are used as software framework and middleware platforms used by more than just one manufacturers.
Middleware providers for TV sets and companion boxes available under OEM license to multiple third parties [ edit ]
Framework platforms managed by standardization bodies or technology consortium [ edit ]
Framework platforms managed by single companies or foundations [ edit ]
Amazon Fire TV is an Fire OS based platform by Amazon.com.
Boxee (popular fork of the XBMC media center software with custom GUI and some proprietary application framework for apps) [2 ] [3 ]
Frog by Wyplay
Google TV ( Android based platform by Google, Intel, Sony, and Logitech) -- its development stopped in 2013 [4 ] and it is replaced by [5 ] Chromecast and Android TV.
Horizon TV (by Liberty Global, also known as "UPC" in Europe) a cross-platform platform based fork of the XBMC media center software with proprietary middle-ware framework for video on demand and handling DRM for streaming cable television channels.
Inview Technology Ltd's ‘Inview Inside’ software which connects an ordinary TV (or set-top box) to get IPTV. [6 ] [7 ]
MeeGo for smart TV ( [8 ] Linux Foundation, Intel, AMD ) currently based on a derivative fork of [9 ] XBMC media center software [10 ] [11 ] [12 ] [13 ]
Mediaroom [14 ] [15 ] (former [16 ] Microsoft, Acquired by Ericsson in Sept 2013)
OpenTV (by Nagravision, also known as NAGRA, a company of the Kudelski Group)
ToFu Media Platform (cross-platform fork of XBMC media center licensed to third parties and other commercial partners as OEM)
Ubuntu TV, Unity user interface and Ubuntu operating system [17 ] [18 ] based platform by [19 ] Canonical.
VBox TV Gateway, a home DVB to IP personal headend TV Gateway providing multi-screen TV and DVR/PVR platform and middleware
Yahoo! Connected TV, formerly Yahoo! GoTV (by Yahoo!) [20 ]
XBMC Media Center, by the XBMC Foundation and its open source community, cross-platform media center and DVR/PVR frontend software.
Plex, cross-platform media center with streaming functionality to numerous devices.
Zappiti Media Center, cross-platform media center with local/streaming functionality to numerous devices such as computers, Android/iOS, Media Players.
Vendor specific smart TV platforms [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ http://www.ginga.org.br/ Ginga TV Interativa
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^ "Google TV 2.0 gains Honeycomb, Android Market". Archived from the original on 2012-09-05.
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^ Smith, Tony (23 January 2012). "Acetrax joins Inview VoD squad" . Retrieved 8 March 2012.
^ "Acetrax to launch online movie service with Inview platform". DigitalTV.net. undated (2011) . Retrieved 08/03/2012.
^ https://meego.com/devices/smart-tv MeeGo for Smart TV
^ "AMD to contribute to MeeGo development". The H open. November 15, 2010 . Retrieved January 27, 2011.
^ "MeeGo Smart TV for Trimslice". Wiki.meego.com. September 21, 2011 . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "XBMC + MeeGo hardfp on trimslice – nvidia tegra2 (MeeGo TV)". Madeo.co.uk. August 1, 2011 . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "XBMC + MeeGo hardfp on trimslice – nvidia tegra2 (MeeGo TV)". Youtube. August 1, 2011 . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ https://build.pub.meego.com/package/show?package=xbmc-gles&project=home%3Aarfoll%3Axbmc-testing xbmc-gles
^ "Microsoft Mediaroom: IPTV gets a makeover". Engadget.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "Microsoft unveils all new time shifting, interactive features for Mediaroom IPTV". Engadget.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "New Mediaroom clients to bring Microsoft's TV platform everywhere this year". Engadget.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "Canonical outs Ubuntu TV: Brave or stupid?". Extremetech.com. January 9, 2012 . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ Schofield, Jack (January 9, 2012). "CES 2012: free Ubuntu TV has service and revenue fees". Zdnet.co.uk . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "Unity-based Ubuntu TV takes on Google TV". Archived from the original on 2012-09-06.
^ http://connectedtv.yahoo.com/ Yahoo! Connected TV
^  Samsung 2011 CES Wrap-up: Products for a Smarter Life
^ "The Wonder of Samsung Smart TVs". Samsung.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ http://www.samsungsmarttvchallenge.eu Samsung Smart TV Challenge
^ "LG MAKES SMART TV SIMPLE WITH NEW WEBOS SMART TV PLATFORM". http://www.lgnewsroom.com . Retrieved January 7, 2014.
^ "Smart TV". Lg.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "LG Smart TV – Access the World of Entertainment using the LG Smart TV". Lg.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "LG Smart TV – Easily Connect, Stream and Share with the new LG Smart TV". Lg.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "Smart TV". Lg.com/au . Retrieved June 17, 2012.
^ Contact Kat Hannaford: Email the author Comment (September 1, 2010). "Internet-Connected TV Apps System Renamed to "Smart TV" by LG". Gizmodo.com . Retrieved January 17, 2012.
^ "Toshiba Places". Toshiba.eu . Retrieved July 1, 2013.
^ "Roku media player shrinks again – to an HDMI dongle". Archived from the original on 2012-09-06.
^ Breaking down the PS Vita TV: Why Sony's $100 set-top box is more than a consolation prize
^ "Sony Entertainment Network".