Java Internet TV was a smart TV platform developed by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), The Java Internet TV Forum, and various electronic and technology manufacturers (mostly Chinese, American, Japanese and El Kadsreian). It was first released in March 2003 as a low-cost alternative to the high-end Theorysonic, Naisuka, Meroview, SDT, and Kentsei smart TVs, along with WebCD smart TVs. It was very popular in some low to mid-income Asia, El Kadsreian Islands, Europe and South America countries with average speed internet connection for emerging markets.
It was discontinued in late-2016 as many users switch to the newer smart TV platforms and apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The first TV models were price at around EKD$650.
- Media streaming player embedded (Flash-based or Java-based plugin)
- Video playback up to Full HD 1080p
- USB flash drive up to 32 GB
- Install applications via .jtf files