List of smart TV platforms and middleware software
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Smart TV middleware providers to multiple third parties
For TV sets and companion boxes vendors, available under OEM license.
Smart TV framework platforms managed by standardization bodies or technology consortium
|HbbTV||HbbTV Association||An HTML5-based application framework middleware software platform provided by the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV association.|
|CE-HTML||CEA (Consumer Electronics Association)||As part of Web4CE.|
|OIPF||Open IPTV Forum||As of June 2014, OIPF is now part of the HbbTV Association.|
Smart TV framework platforms managed by single companies or foundations
|Framework||Managed by||Used by||Comment|
||Gives access to Android apps through the Play Store.|
|Boxee||Boxee, Inc||D-Link||Popular fork of the Kodi/XBMC media center software with custom graphical user interface and some proprietary application framework for apps.|
|Firefox OS for TV, My Home Screen||Mozilla||Panasonic||Panasonic's Smart TVs, including their new 4K TVs, continue to feature Mozilla's open source Firefox OS, despite Mozilla lowering its development priority on developing the operating system.  Panasonic is continuing to develop their fork, calling it My Home Screen while Mozilla has stated that they will continue to support and work with Panasonic|
|Frog||Wyplay||SFR||Used by some IPTV operators, such as SFR in France on its set-top-box|
||Android-based platform. Its development stopped in 2013 and it is replaced by Chromecast and Android TV.|
|Horizon TV||Liberty Global||A cross-platform platform based fork of the Kodi/XBMC media center software with proprietary middleware framework for video on demand and handling DRM for streaming cable television channels.|
|Inview||Inview Technology Ltd||
||Connects an ordinary TV (or set-top box) to get IPTV.|
|JRiver||JRiver||Runs on Windows, OSX, Linux, and Android. Features similar to Plex or Kodi. Closed source.|
|Kodi Entertainment Center (formerly XBMC / Xbox Media Center)||XBMC Foundation||Open source cross-platform media center and DVR/PVR frontend software.|
|MeeGo||Nokia, The Linux Foundation||Middleware for smart TV. Now split into Tizen, Mer, and Sailfish OS) (Linux Foundation, Intel, AMD), currently based on a derivative fork of Kodi/XBMC media center software|
|Mediaroom||Ericsson (formerly Microsoft)||Offered by 90 operators around the world||Middleware for pay-TV operators|
||Middleware for pay-TV operators|
|Vewd (formerly Opera TV)||Vewd||
|Oregan Media Browser 5||Oregan Networks||
||Middleware for pay-TV operators, deployed by large telecoms and cable operators such as BT and Telefónica on hybrid STBs|
|Plex||Plex, Inc||Closed source cross-platform media center with proprietary streaming functionality to numerous devices. Started out as a popular fork of the Kodi/XBMC media center software.|
|PowerUp Suite||Zodiac Interactive||
||Middleware, presentation engine, low level adaptation, back office mediation for Tier 1 through Tier 3 pay TV operators|
|Roku TV ||Roku||
|RDK (Reference Development Kit)||RDK Management, LLC||
|Smart TV Alliance||Smart TV Alliance||
||A common SDK for TV app development and publishing for TV vendors.|
|ToFu Media Platform||Pivos||
||Cross-platform fork of Kodi/XBMC media center licensed to third parties and other commercial partners as OEM.|
|Ubuntu TV||Canonical||Ubuntu operating system based platform, with Unity Next user interface for TV.|
|Virtuoso||RCA||RCA||A super buggy closed source Operation system that supports only 2.4ghz Wifi, offers apps Netflix, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Pandora, Accuweather and Mirracast screen share.|
|Yahoo! Smart TV (formerly Yahoo! Connected TV)||Yahoo!||
|Shijiu TV||Shijiu, Inc||
||Middleware for internet TV. A cross-platform high-performance OpenGL based HTML5 engine licensed to third parties and other commercial partners as OEM. Also known as 'QCast'.|
Smart TV platforms utilized by vendors
Includes first and third-party solutions.
|Amazon||Fire TV||For Fire TV devices, including Fire TV Stick.|
|Apple||tvOS||For Apple TV devices. iOS-based, with an app store. For Apple TV generation 4 and later.|
|Apple||Apple TV Software||For Apple TV devices, generations 1 to 3. iOS-based. Initially based on Mac OS X Tiger and Front Row.|
|Chromecast||For Chromecast HDMI dongles.|
|Haier||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Hisense||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|Hisense||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Hisense||VIDAA / VIDAA U||For TV sets.|
|Huawei/Honor||HarmonyOS||For TV sets.|
|Insignia||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|LG||webOS Smart TV||Current solution for TV sets. Used on Smart TVs released after 2014.|
|LG||NetCast||Former solution for TV sets. Used on Smart TVs released before 2014.|
|Microsoft||Xbox One||For Xbox One game console. More Smart TV features and TV apps expected with the Windows 10 update, that include the Windows Universal App Store.|
|Microsoft||Xbox 360||For Xbox 360 game console, with smart TV features.|
|Netgear||NeoTV||For NeoTV streaming players.|
|Nvidia||Android TV||For Nvidia Shield TVs.|
|Panasonic||Viera Cast and Viera Connect||For TV sets. The newer TV models now use the Firefox OS TV platform (no longer vendor specific).|
|Panasonic||My Home Screen||For TV sets.|
|Philips||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|Philips||Net TV||Former solution for TV sets. The newer TV models use the Android TV platform|
|Samsung||Tizen OS for TV||For newer TV sets.|
|Samsung||Samsung Smart TV (Orsay OS)||Former solution for TV sets and connected Blu-ray players. Now replaced by Tizen OS.|
|Sharp||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|Sharp||AQUOS NET+||Former solution for TV sets.|
|Sharp||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Sharp||SmartCentral||Former solution for TV sets.|
|Sony||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|Sony||PlayStation TV with Sony Entertainment Network||For PlayStation game console.|
|Sony||Sony Internet TV (Sony Apps)||Former solution for TV sets. The newer TV models use the Android TV platform (no longer vendor specific).|
|TCL||Android TV||For TV sets. The newer TV models use the Roku TV platform|
|TCL||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|TCL||Smart TV 2||Former solution for TV sets.|
|TiVo||TiVo||For TiVo DVR box.|
|Toshiba||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|Toshiba||Toshiba Places||Former solution for TV sets. The newer TV models use the Android TV platform|
|Sling Media||Slingbox||For Slingbox set-top-boxes.|
|Skyworth||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|Western Digital||WD TV||For WD TV boxes.|
|Westinghouse||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|Westinghouse||Fire TV||For TV sets.|
|Westinghouse||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Westinghouse||SAMBA||Former solution for TV sets.|
|Xiaomi||PatchWall based on Android||For TV sets in mainland China, India, Indonesia|
|Xiaomi||Android TV||For TV sets in global markets (5ASP/5ARU)|
- Smart TV
- Digital media player
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- Comparison of set-top boxes
- Comparison of digital media players
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