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Samsung smart TV - create playlist, how ?

by verukins / September 4, 2013 9:02 AM PDT

Hey all,
I have 2 Samsung "smart TV"s... one is a UA50ES6200.

I utilise my Synology NAS as a DLNA server - which plays media relatively fine (there are other issues, but I wont go into them now)

I cannot find how to create a playlist for these things! No standard playlist formats seem to be supported, the Samsung site is useless with anything other than sales info and the support email and chat links don't work.

After a bit of googling - I found this site... there appears to be no official Samsung forums... which is pretty bad. The products seem to be effectively unsupported.

I have seen people in this and other forums recommend servio... but its never been clear if it is being recommended because it can create playlists in a compatible format (and the synology DLNA server cant?) or what that format is.

So - can anyone give some actual detail on what format these TV's require playlists to be in ?

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Let's be clear
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2013 9:07 AM PDT

There is some confusion about Smart TVs. It's better than what we had a few years ago but I continue to see folk compare them to MP3 player and PCs. So at the risk of upsetting you I didn't see a playlist mentioned in any product manual or feature.

I think some players such as an Apple TV does have this.

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sorry, that doesn't follow
by verukins / September 4, 2013 1:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Let's be clear

while I would agree that I don't see playlist mentioned in any manual (as the manual is unfortunately very basic).... I do see playlist mentioned on the first screen when entering smarthub | allshare play.... along with the comment
"no playlists have been created. Create playlists to access your content quickly and easily"....

its quite prominent on the front page - so if its not a supported feature - why is it on the front page? In addition to that, I think the suggestion that features are defined by rarely updated manuals rather than what is right in front of the user, clearly displayed as option - is not logical.

if its not a playlist in the way that the majority of society would think of when they hear "playlist" - ok... but wouldn't it also make sense to state that somewhere ? a manual, a forum, within allshare... on something?

Perhaps the marketing should also be updated to call it a "TV with partial DLNA support" rather than a "smart TV"?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2013 1:47 PM PDT
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