List of smart TV platforms and middleware software
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 middle-ware 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
Available to third parties, under OEM license.
|Framework||Managed by||Used by||Comment|
Bouygues Telecom (Bbox Miami)
CCC Mobile (Air Stick)
Free/Iliad (Freebox Mini 4K)
LeEco (Super4 X Series)
NVIDIA (Shield TV Console)
Xiaomi (Mi Box)
|Smart TV platform for TV sets and set-top-boxes. 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.|
|Smart TV platform for TV sets|
|Firefox OS for TV||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.|
|An HbbTV compliant TV Operating System for Connected TV receivers, addressing all Digital TV platforms.|
|Inview||Inview Technology Ltd||Digifusion
|Connects an ordinary TV (or set-top box) to get IPTV.|
|Kodi Entertainment Center (formerly XBMC 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 (former: Microsoft)||Ericsson Mediaroom TV platforms are offered by 90 operators around the world.||Middleware for Pay-TV operators|
Sky Italia (Italy)
|Middleware for Pay-TV operators.|
|Vewd formerly Opera TV||Vewd||Hisense
|TV solution for operators, OEMs, and brands.|
|Oregan Media Browser 5||Oregan Networks||British Telecom
|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||Cablevision (Altice USA)
|Middleware, presentation engine, low level adaptation, back office mediation for Tier 1 through Tier 3 pay TV operators|
|Roku TV ||Roku||Hisense
|RDK (Reference Development Kit)||RDK Management, LLC||Cisco
|TV solution for operators, OEMs, and brands.|
|Smart TV Alliance||Smart TV Alliance||LG
Philips / TP Vision
|A common SDK for TV app development and publishing for TV vendors.|
|ToFu Media Platform||Pivos||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.|
|Yahoo! Smart TV (formerly Yahoo! Connected TV)||Yahoo!||Mediatek
Vizio (Internet Apps Plus)
|Available on some TV sets.|
|Shijiu TV||Shijiu, Inc||Samsung
and various OTT boxes
|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||iOS-based, with an app store. For Apple TV generation 4 and later.|
|Apple||Apple TV Software||iOS-based. For AppleTV generations 1 to 3. Initially based on Mac OS X Tiger and Front Row.|
|Chromecast||For Chromecast HDMI dongles.|
|Haier||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Hisense||VIDAA / VIDAA U||For TV sets.|
|Hisense||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Hitachi||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Insigna||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|LG||webOS Smart TV||Current solution for TV sets.|
|LG||NetCast||Former solution for TV sets.|
|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||Life+Screen||For TV sets.|
|Philips||Net TV||For TV sets.|
|Philips||Android TV||For TV sets.|
|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+||For TV sets.|
|Sharp||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|Sharp||SmartCentral||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.|
|TCL||Roku TV||For TV sets.|
|TCL / Thomson||Smart TV 2||For TV sets.|
|TiVo||TiVo||For TiVo DVR box.|
|Toshiba||Toshiba Places||For TV sets.|
|Sling Media||Slingbox||For Slingbox set-top-boxes.|
|Western Digital||WD TV||For WD TV boxes.|
|Westinghouse||Fire TV||For TV sets.|
|Westinghouse||SAMBA||For TV sets. A very limited system with apps you cannot change.|
- Smart TV
- Digital media player
- Home theater PC
- Comparison of set-top boxes
- Comparison of Net-Connected Media Players
- List of Net Connected Media Players
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