Today, it has become commonplace for a TV to receive TV channels and streaming video and integrate it into an innovative home system. However, the capabilities of a Samsung TV depend on the year of manufacture and the version of the TV’s operating system.
The information about which version of the operating system is installed on the TV can be helpful in several cases.
- You are using streaming services (Netflix, HULU, etc.). Many write that our service is supported by Samsung TVs with Tizen 3.0 and above.
- And, of course, when you update the OS. If you do it manually via USB, you must choose the correct operating system version.
How to find the OS version of your Samsung TV
If you’re wondering how to find the version of the Tizen operating system in your Samsung TV, it’s a challenge. There are three ways to discover the Tizen version on your TV. I will briefly describe these ways.
- The first way to find the Tizen OS version in Samsung TV is to use the table and match the model number of the TV with the OS version. The OS is stored in the TV in permanent memory and cannot be changed. The table can be found below.
- The second way to discover the Tizen OS version in your Samsung TV is to go to the service (hidden menu) and see the Tizen version number on the first screen. The hidden menu is for professionals; don’t change anything in the settings look.
- The third way to find the Tizen OS version in your Samsung TV is to open the browser on your TV and go to a website that reads the browser version; in some Samsung TV models, you will see the Tizen OS version number in the server response. For example, you can go to https://j2i.net/apps/userAgent.
List of Samsung TV operating systems by year
In the table, you can see how Samsung’s smart TVs have evolved. As of 2023, the TVs have OS Tizen 7.0. If Samsung continues the policy of the last years, we will see Tizen 7.5 in 2024. Find the TV model in the table if you want to know which version of OS Tizen is installed on your TV. If you don’t find your model, don’t get upset; focus on the letter of the development year identifier in the model number. You can learn more in detail in the article “What does the model number of Samsung TVs mean?”
|Year||Lineup (TV Model Name)||Platform version OS|
|2023||QN800C, QN900C||Tizen 7.0|
|LS03C QN80C, QN80CD, QN80TL, QN83C, QN85C, QN85CD, QN88C, QN8*C, QN90C, QN90CD, QN90CTL, QN95C, QN95CD, QN95CTL, QN9*C, S90C, S90CD, S90CTL, S95C, S95CD, S95CTL, S9*C|
|M70C, M80C, QN70C|
|Q70C, Q70CA, Q70CD, Q70C|
|2022||QN900B, QN850B, QN800B, QN100B, MBWS1, GN97B||Tizen 6.5|
|QN700B, GN85B, GN75B, GN95B|
|LS04B, LS03B, QN75B, S95B, S90B,QN90BD, QN9*B, QN9*BD, QN95C, S90B, QN8*BD, QN85BD, QN85B, QN83B, QN80B, QN7*B, QBQ70, LS01B, LS05B, GN65B, GN70B, GN8QB, M80B|
|GN65B, G65B, GN70B, G70B,|
|QA70B, QA70BD, QA90B|
|QN60BD, QN63B, QN60B, QN60B, M70B, M50B, UAU8000|
|QN60B, UAU850D, LS03BS, BU7000, BU8000, LSP3B|
|2021||QN9*A, QN90A, QN95A, QAQ90, QN8*AD, QN85A, QN85AD, QN85A, QN80A, QA80A, QN7*AD, QA70A, QN70A, LST5A, QN7*A, LS03A||Tizen 6.0|
|QN900A, QN850A, QN800A, QN700A|
|AU9070, AU9000, QNQ60, AU850AD, AU8000, LS05A|
|QN6AD, QN60A, QN50A, AU7500, AU7000, AU850AD, AU8000, AU7700, LSP3|
|2020||QN800T, QN850T, QN900T, QN950T, LSR9T, LST7T, QN70T, Q70T, QN72T, QN70TD, QN80T, QN80TD, QN90T, QN95T, LS05T, LS03T, LS01T||Tizen 5.5|
|Q60T, Q62T, Q60TD, TU8500, TU850D, TU8510, TU8570, TU8000, TU800D, TU8200, TU8300, TU8400|
|LS03T, TU7000, TU700D, TU7090|
|TU4310, TU4500, TU4700, TU5310, TU5500, TU5770, TU4300, TU4400, TU5300, TU430E, TU530E|
|2019||QN900BR, Q90R, Q85R, Q80R, Q75R, Q70R, Q69R, Q65RA, Q60R, LS03R, LS05R, LS01R, RU800D, RU8000, MLS07R||Tizen 5.0|
|Q50R, RU7800, RU7700, RU74A0, RU7470, RU7450, RU7410, RU740D, RU7400, RU730D, RU7300, RU710D, RU7100, RU7790, RU77FA|
|RU7000, RU6900, RUF58T, RUF58T|
|RU6000, RU5500, RU4500|
|2018||QN9FN, QN8FN, QN6FN, NU850D, NU8500, NU80A0, NU800D, NU8000, NU76A0, NU7500, NU74A0, NU7450, NU7400,LS03NU||Tizen 4.0|
|NU730D, NU7300, NU710D, NU7103, NU7100|
|NU7000, NU7120, NU709D, NU7090, NU7080, NU7050, NU6950|
|NU5510, NU5500, NU5350, NU5305, NU5300, NU5200, NU4510, NU4500, NU4350, NU4310, NU4300|
|2017||Q7F, Q6F, MU900R, MU9000, MU800R, MU8000, MU750R, MU7500, MU70AR, MU70A0, MU700R, MU7000, MU66A0, MU6500, MU64A0, MU6470, MU6400,В LS003, LS003U, MU66AR, MU650R, MU64AR, MU640R, MU6303, MU6302, MU6300, MU6310, MU6320, MU6103, MU6102, MU6100, MU6070, MU6000||Tizen 3.0|
|MU6303, MU6302, MU6300, MU5603, MU5602, MU5600, MU5523, MU5522, MU5520, MU5513, MU5512, MU5510, MU5503, MU5502, MU5500, MU5300, MU4500, MU4300|
|NU7000, MU6100||Tizen 2.4|
|2016||KU9518, KS9800, KS9500, KS9000, KS8500, KS8000, KS7500, KS7000, KS6900, KU66A0, UK6510, KU6500, KU64A0, KU6400|
|KUC30S, KU6390, KU630D, KU6300, KU6310, KU6100, KU6090, KU6070, KU6000|
|KU6300, KU6250, KU6200, KU5600, KU5520, KU5510, KU5500, KU5310, KU5300, KU4300|
|2015||JS9900, JS9800, JS9500, JS9000, JS9100||Tizen 2.3|
|JU5900, JU5910, JU5920, JU8000, JU7800, JU7500, JU7000, JS8500, JS8000, JU6900, JU6410, JU6400, JU6300, JS6900, JU6390, JU6000, JU6100, JU6800, JU6740, JU6700, JU6600, JU6510, JU6500, JS8600, JS6700, JU7090|
|J6400, JS6000, J6330, J6300, J6240, J6200, J5520, J5510, J5500, J5300,|
|K5200, J6203, J5373, J5370, J5303, J5300, J5290, J5278, J5270, J5248, J5205, J5202, J5201, J5200, J5190, J4700, J4600, J4570, J4500, J4303, J4300, J4290, J4200, H4501||Samsung Legacy Platform|
|2014||HU9800, HU9300B, HU9300, HU9000, HU8500CV, HU8800, HU8700, HU8550, HU8500, HU8200, HU7500, H8800, H8000|
|H7100, H7000, H6900, H6850, H6800, H6700, H6600, H6500, H6400, H6410, H6350, H6300, H6200, H6088,J5800, UH5600, UH5570, H5510, H5500, H4570, H4500|
|H7000, H6700, H6600, H6510, H6500|
|HU8800, HU8700, HU8550, HU8500, HU8200, HU7800, HU7500, HU7250, HU7200, HU7100, HU7000, HU6950, HU6900, HU6830, HU6000, HU5900|
|H6203, H6103, H5303, H5203, H5103, H4500, H4303, H4250, H4203|
|2013||F8500, F8200, F8000, F7500, F7450, F7400, F7000, PF8500, KS9C, F9500, S9, F9000,|
|F7200, F7150, F7120, F7100, F7050, F6900, F6800, F6700, F6600, F6540, F6510, F6500, F6470, F6450, F6420, F6400, F6370, F6360, F6350, F6330, F6320, F6300, F6203, F6200, F5700, F5500, F5400, F5303, F5300, PF5200, F4500, F4300, PF5500|
|2012||ES9500, ES9010, ES9000, ES8000, ES7500, ES7000, PE8000, EA6950, PE7000|
|E7200, E7150, E7100, E6900, E6820, E6800, E6760, E6710, E6700, E6600, E6580, E6540, E6530, E6500, E6400, E6330, E6320, E6300, E6200, E6100, E6150, E5800, E5700, E5600, E5500, E5450, E5400, E5330, E5300, E4530, E4500, PE7000, PE6500, PE570, PE550, PE540, F6200, F6088|
History of Samsung Smart TV operating systems
If you are interested in the history of Samsung Smart TVs, I have gathered information about when Samsung Smart TVs came into existence. Samsung TVs only recently became what they are today; they improved gradually. Of course, Samsung improved its TVs, the operating system was changed and finalized, and there were many versions. The peculiarity of Samsung TVs is that you cannot update the OS to a new version. The factory-installed version, such as Tizen 6.5, will always be the operating system of the TV. The updates periodically released for the TV are minor improvements and operating system versions. This is because the operating system’s core is written at the factory into a permanent memory chip and is no longer changed, just like the bios in a computer. But subroutines and settings are written to semi-permanent memory chips, and this information can be overwritten when the version is updated.
Samsung Smart TV in 2008.
In the mid-2000s, it became clear that TVs needed to be integrated into the global Internet. The first attempt was made in 2008 with the PAVV Bordeaux 750 TV. This TV was a prototype with a built-in video player and Internet connection and could directly show YouTube and watch videos from a flash drive. This TV did not have a full-fledged operating system. At the time, Samsung was one of the first companies to try to enter the smart TV segment. At that time, the challenge was to make a TV that would show video from cable, USB, and the Internet. Of course, you could shove a laptop into the TV, but that would make the TV very expensive. So, companies experimented.
Samsung Smart TV in 2009
In 2009, Samsung continued to release PAVV series TVs with a slightly improved visual design and interactive icons and began a partnership with Yahoo to show content. All in all, nothing new or unusual: a TV with Internet access, a built-in browser, and a video player for watching video over USB. It’s still a prototype Smart TV for now.
Samsung Smart TV in 2010
In 2010, Smart TVs took a back seat to 3D in the TV. Innovative features, as in previous years, remained minimal. But Samsung is working on a full-fledged operating system that should surpass the built-in player. The TV should be able to install apps to access streaming video services. It should be easy to control with a touchpad or mouse.
Samsung Smart TV in 2011
In 2011, the name Smart TV appeared. A unified TV control system is created. Access to social media is added to TVs, and Samsung forms the idea of online access to a movie library (video on demand) and creates its library of movies and TV shows.
Samsung Smart TV in 2012-2014.
In 2012, Samsung combined all the developments into a single platform called Samsung Legacy Platform. It was already an operating system for TVs and could do much more, essentially turning TVs into computers. You could download apps, watch streaming videos, and control the TV with the smart remote. This system lasted until 2014, and some Samsung TV models were released on the Samsung Legacy Platform until 2016.
The list of Samsung TV models that used the Samsung Legacy Platform is shown in the table below. It can be seen that Samsung released Smart TV models on this platform from 2012 to 2015. This is what Tizen 1.0 was all about. But the faceless OS lost in marketing, so it was decided to call the OS Tizen and build an advertising campaign to promote the TVs.
Samsung Smart TVs in 2015-2023
In 2015, there was a transition period. The new operating system, Tizen version 2.0, appeared. Or rather, the Tizen operating system was finalized to work on different devices. The first version of the operating system was released in 2012. In 2015, the sale of new TV sets with this operating system began. Samsung has bet on this system, especially for TVs. Since 2016, all TV models have been released only on the Tizen OS. For example, in 2022, TVs had Tizen 6.5. and in 2023 Tizen 7.0. Gradually, the OC is completed, and new features appear. For example, Tizen 2015-2016 had an Internet browser based on Webkit. Later versions use the Chromium engine, on which the most popular browser, Chrome, is based. The OS’s visualization systems have also been improved, and features like a game mode with quick settings have been added. OS has subroutines for sound processing, image quality improvement, HDR support, and many other valuable features.