Feature Request - XBMC for Samsung Smart TV

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Memphiz Offline
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This won't be xbmc ...

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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Post: #17
Sure not. It's a front-end, like a web interface or yatse.
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I've read all the form messages on Kodi for samsung smart tv.....and I'm lost......What's the simplest way to download Kodi on a samsung smart tv? Please help i'm a novice.
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(2015-01-20 02:17)Andrew2406 Wrote:  I've read all the form messages on Kodi for samsung smart tv.....and I'm lost......What's the simplest way to download Kodi on a samsung smart tv? Please help i'm a novice.

I have the feeling you didn't read all of the forum posts. There's at least 30 of them that say that it is not possible at this time to install Kodi on a Samsung smart TV.

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
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ok Thanks

Some of the replies date back to over a year ago....that's light years compared to the techno community
(This post was last modified: 2015-01-20 03:34 by Andrew2406.)
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It's simple, Kodi can today only run on a Smart TV if is have an Android 4.x or later based OS and it supports side-loading apps.

Only some television manufacturers have Android as 4.x or later as OS and most do not support side-loading apps.

As far as I know Samsung have not announced any plans on releasing any Android based televisions.


Samsung do however have plans on having all their new Smart TVs be based on Tizen OS in the near future, see:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/31/all-of-...ng-system/
http://www.samsungdforum.com/Tizendevtools/Sdkdownload

So if only Samsung allow side-loading of Tizen apps on their then an interested developer could port Kodi to Tizen OS.

https://developer.tizen.org
https://developer.tizen.org/forums/nativ...dk-android
https://developer.tizen.org/forums/nativ...ithout-sdk


Unfortunately there is probably no hope in getting Kodi to run on older Smart TVs that are not based Android OS or Tizen OS.

Solution for older televisions is just to go out and buy a Android or Linux based media player or set-top box supporting Kodi.
(This post was last modified: 2015-01-20 15:36 by Hedda.)
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Apparently, Tizen has *some* Android compatibility, although I somewhat doubt it would be NDK compatible, as Kodi requires.

If you want Kodi directly on your TV, best is probably to buy Sony, Sharp or Phillips, who committed to Android as their "smart" os.
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(2015-01-20 15:29)Koying Wrote:  Apparently, Tizen has *some* Android compatibility, although I somewhat doubt it would be NDK compatible, as Kodi requires.
https://dockr.eurogiciel.fr/blogs/embedd...yland-nuc/

Someone have already ported Kodi 14 to Tizen 3.0 for Intel architecture once

http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/08/17/x...tizen-3-0/

And it appers that Intel 3815 NUC is officially supported upstream by Tizen

http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/06/05/f...announced/
(This post was last modified: 2015-01-20 15:40 by Hedda.)
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Memphiz Offline
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a tv with intel hardware - that would be a waste imo ...

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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(2015-01-20 22:11)Memphiz Wrote:  a tv with intel hardware - that would be a waste imo ...
I guess that you then have not heard about the new Intel Compute Stick and similar x86 TV sticks at prices competing with Android media players.

These new Intel SoC chips do not have CPUs for desktop computer, these use cheaper low-power chipsets that are meant to compete with ARM SoCs.

Intel plans om competing with ARM and MIPS for the embedded system markets, they are even bring x86 architecture to the wearable market.
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