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Discussion in 'Samsung Smart TV' started by Aurore, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Aurore

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    [Update]

    New version of the editor that fixes input issues.

    Windows Download

    Mac Download


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    Please review Installing Multiple Versions of Unity before installing the public preview.


    You can download the Unity for Samsung Smart TV public preview editor release 1 from here:


    Windows Download

    Mac Download


    Documentation on the platform can be found in the Unity Manual installed with the editor. You can also download the public preview version of the documentation here:


    Samsung TV Documentation


    Example projects:


    Samsung TV Input Sample

    Example project shows usage of the three touchpad modes and the raw data returned by each. Click touchpad to change modes.




    Angry Bots for Samsung TV

    Example project which has been adapted to the Samsung TV remote. This project uses the Joystick mode exclusively.




    Gesture Sample

    Simple example which shows usage of the Samsung TV gesture functionality. (Your TV must have a Camera in order for this sample to function)


    Start the application then wave your hand in front of the screen to take control of the flames. Wave your other hand to take control of the 2nd flame. Grab to create explosions.


    Note that this method shows the 2 handed Joystick mode. There is also a Mouse mode.





    2014 Smart control

    http://www.samsungdforum.com/UxGuide/2014/03_input_method.html#ux-02

    2013 Smart control

    http://www.samsungdforum.com/UxGuide/2013/03_definition_of_actions_by_input_methods.html#ux-02
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
  2. Cascho01

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    Cool!
    Curious what were the reasons for UT for picking up this?
    Will other brands like Panasonic follow?
     
  3. ajitkohir

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    Really very cool to hear unity on samsung smart tv I have developed app on webgl canvas 2d now unity really very good Thank samsung
     
  4. Vardan-Meliksetyan

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    Yes Realy cool )
     
  5. thep3000

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    Technology in the TV markets has been rapidly changing. Recently hardware in Samsung Smart TVs has advanced to the point where running games natively is feasible. At Unity, we are striving to open up as many platforms to developers as possible, Samsung Smart TV being the most recent of those possibilities.
     
  6. Cascho01

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    Thanks, that´s why we love Unity
     
  7. rahuxx

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    I got this model - Samsung UA55ES8000 -Can I use this for development.
     
  8. Aurore

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    Updated OP with additional useful links
     
  9. rahuxx

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    I got this model - Samsung UA55ES8000 -Can I use this for development.
     
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    In many ways, Samsung’s Smart TV service is the one to beat. For starters, it’s got for us the best interface of any of the online platforms in the shape of the Smart tv. This graphically intensive, icon-based interface is actually the TV’s default menu, and does a mostly excellent job of presenting you with lots of information without appearing over-cluttered. It also provides a universal search tool that lets you look for content everywhere, including on the Internet.



    Thanks

    bestechreviews.com
     
  12. mitchstein

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    How about Roku?
     
  13. daniel.wind

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    this is just awesome, thanks Unity and Samsung
     
  14. castana1962

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    Hi
    Sorry to bother you but this version is the only that works with Samsung Smart TV or the new Version 4.6 works too?
    or what is the last version that works with Samsung Smart TV
    Thanks for your time


     
  15. AlexThibodeau

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    Hello,

    This is the only version that works with Samsung Smart TV currently. 4.6 is not supported.
     
  16. castana1962

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    Hi
    Thanks for the info !
    I am very excited to make Unity games for Samsung Smart TV
    Best Regards
    castana1962
     
  17. castana1962

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    Hi AlexThibodeau,
    I apoligize for bothering you again but I am participating in the Unity Multiscreen for Samsung Smart TV program but I am not in the Unity for Samsung Smart TV program and it would be great, for it, Could you(or anybody) send me one invitation to be in it?
    Thanks and sorry for my little English
    Regards
    castana1962
     
  18. AlexThibodeau

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    Sorry for the delay, invite has been sent.
     
  19. Meltdown

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    Is it possible to get the emulator working?
     
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    Hi AlexThibodeau
    Thanks for the invitation !
    Regards
    Castana1962
     
  21. rahuxx

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    Can I get one invite?
     
  22. AlexThibodeau

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    Sorry for the informal post but here are some 4.6 builds that have support for the 2015 TV!

    Just a note that this is still a public preview. Official support is on the way.

    2015 TV Support Public Preview Release 1:

    Unity Version: 4.6.2f1
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer

    Unity Launcher App Version: 1.5.68
    2015 TVs:
    UnityLauncher_1.5.68_STANDARD_15.zip (This will be appearing on the Samsung App store sometime in the coming days)
    2014 and 2013 TVs:
    Use version from Samsung App Store
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015
  23. _muffin

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    Hi Alex,

    I've seen this http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/tizen-samsung-smart-tv-2015.264817/ post from last year regarding support for Tizen. Just wanted to get a confirmation. Are you planning to support Tizen in the near future?
     
  24. AlexThibodeau

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    _muffin likes this.
  25. AlexThibodeau

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    Hey Everyone,

    Even though Unity 5 is out which has STV support I will be continuing to release patches to Unity 4.6!

    Today's release has the small addition of UnitySendMessage support for those of you who are writing native plugins.

    Unity Version: 4.6.2f1
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
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    Hi Alex,

    Do you submit UNITY built Samsung apps the same way you would submit an app built with Samsung's SDK?

    I'm confused as you can only submit one binary - but UNITY makes separate builds for 2013,2014 and 2015 TV's, so how do you do this?

    Can you point us to any documentation that explain submitting aps to Samsung for approval, thanks.
     
  27. AlexThibodeau

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    I will ask and get back to you on this.
     
  28. Sabec

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    Thanks
     
  29. Ive

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    Hi Alex,
    How to install UnityLauncher_1.5... in Samsung Smart TV?
    The model UN40H6203 supports UnityLauncher?
    Thanks!
     
  30. AlexThibodeau

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    Hey there,

    This looks like it "might" be a supported 2014 model. I'll ask to see what I can find out as far as model numbers are concerned.
     
  31. Ive

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    My question is due to the absence of the Unity Launcher on the AppStore Smart Hub. This not show on apps list
     
  32. AlexThibodeau

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    I was able to find it on our 2014 TV here under categories >> information >> Unity Launcher 2014.
     
  33. Ive

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    you was check this? cos in my TV I don't found :/
    ...or please give me a url to download the app 2014.
    Thank you very much.
     
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  34. AlexThibodeau

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    Hey all!

    New 4.6 release that resolves a pretty nasty crash that originated from a race condition within mono. If your project used NumberFormatter on a managed thread (other than main) you would most likely see this crash.

    Here are some builds that *should* resolve that particular crash. In my testing I have not seen the crash since.
    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
  35. AlexThibodeau

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    Hello again!

    New 4.6.4 build, only change is a fix for the 2015 TVs that would prevent native plugins from being found when being run on retail TVs.
    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
  36. AlexThibodeau

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    Hey all, I'm back again with another build. This time it fixes a bug where the cursor would stop moving on the 2013 TV's when timeScale was set to 0 when mouse mode was in use. This also appeared to impact gamepad's mouse mode as well.
    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
  37. AlexThibodeau

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    Hello Everyone,
    Another build. This time it fixes an issue where the cursor would jump unpredictably on the 2013 TVs when the user removed their finger from the touchpad for a period of time.

    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
  38. AlexThibodeau

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    Hello,

    Another build for you guys today. The tix in this build resolves an issue where PlayerPrefs were not being written to storage soon enough which could cause them to become out of sync if power was removed from the TV after player prefs were saved.

    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
  39. gboulard

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    @AlexThibodeau
    can you update the first post with the latest installers, when there is a new available one ?
    This way, nobody will miss the last release...
    Thx!
     
  40. AlexThibodeau

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    Hello again!

    It's been a while since I posted a 4.6 build. They've been pretty stable so I've tried to not mess with them as 5.0, 5.1 have been getting most of the attention lately. However a security flaw was discovered and a new build was required. There is going to be a new Unity Launcher that is going to be put on the Samsung store and it will not work with any previous version of Unity. You will need either this version (or later) of Unity 4.6 for Samsung TV or 5.1.1p3 (or later).

    @gboulard I will poke Aurore to have the first post updated with the new links.

    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
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    I'm back with a new 4.6 build. Here are the changes for this one:

    • Fixes font issue on 2015 TV where some typesets (IE: Russian, Chinese) would not work.
    • Allows users to set the locale using SamsungTV.setSystemLanguage(SystemLanguage). This will set what is being returned by Application.SystemLanguage. Samsung provides TV locale info via their GSP API Plugin.
    The Links!
    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
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    Does it mean that STANDARD_15 package is intended for 2015 Samsung Tizen TV platform? When I tried to upload STANDARD_15.zip file on seller.samsungapps.com I got an error: Please register tizen source file (WGT/TPK). Is there any guidline, how to create a package for 2015 Samsung Smart TV?
     

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    Please select 'Samsung Smart TV SDK' to upload unity game.
     
  46. kamilakama

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    There is no possibility to select 'Samsung Smart TV SDK’ because after July 1st applications developed in Samsung Smart TV SDK is no longer available to upload. Only applications developed in Samsung Tizen SDK can be submitted. Does Unity plan to use Samsung Tizen SDK?
     

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    New 4.6(rc12) build.
    Here are the changes for this one:
    • Enable Input.ResetInputAxes().
    • Throw an exception when users fail to set SamsungTV.touchPadMode.

    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
  48. Jaehyun

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    New 4.6rc14(054b0c03a43a) build.
    Here are the changes for this one:
    • Support 2016 TV (Adding Font, supporting new input mode)
    • Load fmod library to fit to each TV model.

    Unity Version: 4.6.4
    Windows Editor Installer
    Mac Editor Installer
     
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    Dear AlexThibodeau I’m in the same issue related with this thread. I’m looking to find info about how to build and publish from Unity to all versions of Samsung TV (Tizen TV and Smart TV). I’m able to play and debug in 2015 Samsung TV through Unity Launcher. But unable to find how to make the WGT/TPK files that seems to be needed to submit the APP to seller.samsungapps.com as posted by kamilakama in the post #44 of this thread. Can you help with some light?