Back in November last year, Samsung released the first preview of .NET Core support for the Tizen operating system and their new Visual Studio Tools for Tizen. Today, Samsung announced the second preview release. Developers can now use the familiar .NET Standard and Xamarin.Forms .NET API’s to develop Tizen TV applications.
Samsung also confirmed that Tizen TVs will begin shipping with .NET support once Visual Studio Tools for Tizen is officially released later this year. The second preview also increases the number of Tizen-specific APIs available for .NET developers such as Bluetooth, Smart Card, NFC, Map, Wi-Fi Direct, Telephony, Geofence Manager, and Account Service.
Learn more about this release here.