25 Best Samsung Smart TV Apps

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Ultimate List Of Best Samsung Smart TV Apps

Discover the 25 best apps on Samsung Smart TV and revolutionize your viewing experience! With ever-evolving entertainment needs, finding the right apps can be overwhelming. Our guide simplifies this, ensuring you unlock the full potential of your Samsung TV. Read on for the ultimate entertainment transformation!

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Exploring the best Samsung Smart TV apps can enhance your entertainment options. To make the most of your Samsung TV, consider casting content directly from your iPhone. This feature allows you to share videos, photos, and more, enhancing your viewing experience. For a detailed guide on how to easily cast from your iPhone to your Samsung TV, enhancing your multimedia experience, check out our instructions on how to cast to Samsung TV from iPhone.

Best Samsung Smart TV Apps

Discover the top 25 Samsung Smart TV Apps here below. Let’s start with the best one.

1 | ControlMeister

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Ever been in a situation where you wanted to relax in front of your TV, but just couldn’t locate your remote? Or maybe you were already sat on your sofa with a warm blanket, a drink and all the snacks, only to find your remote out of reach?

ControlMeister is a Samsung Smart TV remote replacement that solves all of those grievances. It’s an iOS app for the one device that’s always with, either in your pocket or in your hand – your iPhone!

ControlMeister is also available for iPads.

Download a Samsung TV remote app for free

ControlMeister is a free app. Yes, you can use your Samsung Smart TV without any additional costs!

But to experience the full scope of ControlMeister’s amazing functionalities, we recommend the Pro version. You can try it for free for seven days. After that, you can pick from three subscription tiers:

  1. Monthly: € 3,49
  2. Yearly at € 14,99
  3. Lifetime at €26,99

ControlMeister functionalities

ControlMeister has plenty of useful functionalities and benefits that make it the best Samsung TV remote replacement on the market.

  1. Navigate your TV with a trackpad.
  2. Search with iPhone keyboard! No more clumsy keyboard marathons using a TV remote!
  3. It’s always with you – wherever your iPhone or iPad go, your Samsung TV remote app will be there!
  4. It stays with you forever! You can re-download ControlMeister keeping your current subscription onto your new iPhone with the same Apple ID.

How to use Samsung TV Remote App?

How to install Samsung TV remote replacement app?

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Search for ControlMeister.
  3. Download and install the app.
  4. Pair ControlMeister with your Samsung Smart TV.

Make sure your iPhone or iPad and your Samsung Smart TV are connected to the same network. Otherwise ControlMeister won’t work!

2 | Mirror for Samsung TV

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Are you wondering how to screen mirror iPhone to Samsung tv? Maybe you want to Or perhaps a mirroring app that wirelessly connect your laptop with TV. Then our app is perfect for you. It fits all of the criteria, plus it gives you free trial! So just give it a try without strings attached.

How to install Mirror for Samsung TV app?

For iPhone and iPad
  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Search for ‘Mirror for Samsung TV’.
  3. Download the app.

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For MacBook
  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Search for ‘Mirror for Samsung TV’.
  3. Click ‘Buy the App’.
  4. Follow the instructions to install the app.
For Android
  1. Open Google Play Store
  2. Search for ‘Samsung TV Screen Mirroring
  3. Download the app.

How to screen mirror to Samsung Smart TV?

Mirror to iPhone or iPad
Mirror to MacBook

Mirroring from MacBook, iPhone or iPad to Samsung Smart TV – Free Trial

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PRO version – Mirror for Samsung TV

We recommend that you check out the pro version of the Mirror for Samsung TV app. With it, you gain access to amazing features:

  1. Full HD mirroring.
  2. An ad-free experience.
  3. Unlimited casting.

The Pro version of Mirror for Samsung TV comes with three payment plans you can choose from:

  1. Monthly at $4.99
  2. Yearly at $14.99
  3. Lifetime at $33.99

3 | Samsung TV Plus

Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s own streaming and Live TV service. It boasts a huge selection of on-demand movies, series and over 220 TV channels. What is more, it’s completely free!

Although the on-demand content doesn’t include many recent hits, Samsung TV Plus still offers great value, especially given that it’s free of charge. It’s just a little cherry on top for Samsung Smart TV owners! What is more, the app is available on Samsung smartphones, tablets and… some refrigerators!

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How to get Samsung TV Plus on older TV

Older Samsung Smart TVs may not have access to Samsung’s streaming service. Here is an easy way of going around it!

Mirror your phone, tablet or laptop to TV

You can access Samsung TV Plus on your phone, tablet or laptop. That also means you can mirror the app to your TV!

You can do it with AirBeamTV’s Mirror for Samsung TV app! Try it for free today – also for Android!

4 | Netflix

Netflix is an absolute streaming powerhouse. It pretty much coined the term binge-watching, because of its unique everything-at-once release schedule, which would see entire seasons becoming available instantly, without waiting.

With countless series, movies and classic originals, it has been defining the streaming landscape for many years. No wonder it still is the number one service.

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Best series on Netflix

Throughout the years, Netflix gathered a vast library of TV series. From the cult Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders or Stranger Things, through Ozark or Better Call Saul all the way to animations such as She-ra or Arcane, Netflix has something for everyone!

How much is Netflix

Netflix is a paid app with no free trial option. That being said, it does offer several subscription options:

  1. Basic – $9.99 with Standard Definition (480p) support and one simultaneous streams.
  2. Standard – $15.99 with High Definition (HD – 1080p) support and two simultaneous streams.
  3. Premium – $19.99 with 4k support and four simultaneous streams.

Simultaneous streaming means that more than one device can use Netflix logged into the same account at the same time.

Keep in mind that each of the price options listed above has access to the entire Netflix library. So if you don’t care much about getting the highest definition (for example, if you have an older Smart TV), we advise you to go with the cheaper option. You can always change it!

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How to log out of Netflix on TV?

  1. Open the Netflix app on your Samsung TV.
  2. Press left on your remote to access the sidebar.
  3. Scroll down to ‘Get Help’ in the bottom-left corner.
  4. Click the ‘Sign Out’ button on the panel that pops up.
  5. Confirm the logout operation.
  6. Done!

To watch Netflix again, you’ll have to log back in.

5 | Hulu

Hulu is a popular US streaming service. It also comes in a Samsung Smart TV app version, so that you can easily enjoy all your favorite series and movies on the big screen.

What to watch on Hulu

Hulu has an extensive library of content from such networks as FX, ABC or Freeform, as well as plenty of originals. Watch the hit The Bear, the gripping Under the Banner of Heaven, the hilarious What We Do In The Shadows or the thrilling Prey.

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How to cancel Hulu

Below you’ll find three ways to cancel your Hulu subscription – for desktop, Android and iOS devices.

Keep in mind that in case you cancel your Hulu subscription, you’ll still be able to use your account up until the end of your billion period.

How to cancel Hulu on desktop
  1. Open Hulu on your computer.
  2. Click the profile icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click ‘Account’.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Cancel Your Subscription’.
  5. Confirm you’re unsubscribing.
  6. Choose the reason from the drop-down list.
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Cancel Hulu on Android
  1. Open the Hulu app on your Android device.
  2. Go to Profile in the bottom-right corner.
  3. Scroll down and click ‘Cancel Your Subscription’.
  4. Click ‘Cancel’.
How to cancel Hulu on iOS
  1. Go to Settings – Apple ID.
  2. Click ‘Subscriptions’ and choose Hulu.
  3. Choose ‘Cancel’ and then confirm.

6 | Disney Plus

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A relatively recent addition to the streaming service universe, Disney Plus quickly gathered a massive library of content and some of the biggest franchises under its belt. Think Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and Disney, of course!

There’s a lot of new to discover and plenty of old to revisit on Disney Plus – enough to fill up multiple lazy evenings on the couch. And those are best enjoyed with your favorite movies or series broadcasted on the big screen! Here’s how to get the Disney Plus app on your Samsung Smart TV.

How to download Disney Plus on Samsung TV

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control.
  2. Select Apps from the list at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner.
  4. Type in ‘Disney Plus’.
  5. Download the Disney Plus app to your Samsung Smart TV.
  6. Launch the app, sit back and enjoy!
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Disney Plus not compatible with Samsung Smart TV

If you own a Samsung Smart TV built before 2016, it won’t be compatible with Disney Plus. That simply means the app is not available for the following models: TB, UE, PE, UF, PF, KS, US, UHU, UH, UJ, TE, UJU, UK, VF, UKU, UKS. You can check your Samsung Smart TV model name on the backside of your unit.

Even if you have a newer Samsung TV, you might still be unable to download the Disney Plus app. That’s because of limited storage space of Smart TVs. Most models only have 8GB of space available, which, after subtracting the weight of the system, leaves you with around 5GB for all your apps – that’s not a lot!

Luckily there’s a way to go around both problems with a single solution! AirBeamTV Mirror for Samsung TV app gives you the opportunity to cast Disney Plus from your MacBook, iPhone or iPad straight to your Samsung Smart TV. No cables or additional hardware needed!

What to watch on Disney Plus

Disney Plus has a massive catalog of content and numerous original series coming out each year. New movie releases such as Lightyear or Thor: Love and Thunder, original series such as She-Hulk, Moon Knight, The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Not to mention numerous classic and latest Disney and Pixar movies – Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Encanto or The Little Mermaid.

For curious ones there’s National Geographic and for series and adult cartoon lovers – Star, with such classics as The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers or Futurama.

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How to cancel Disney Plus

  1. Click the profile icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Choose ‘Account’ from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose the subscription you wish to cancel.
  4. Click ‘Cancel Subscription’.
  5. Follow the instructions.

Next, you can delete your Disney Plus account by doing the following:

  1. Click the profile icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Choose ‘Account from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Delete Account’.
  4. Follow the instructions.

Keep in mind that in order to delete your Disney Plus account, you need to cancel your subscription first.

7 | Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video is Amazon’s own streaming service. It offers plenty of movies and TV series, with a very sizeable library of TV series and movies with a dedicated kids’ section, plenty of classics, as well as exclusive originals.

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How much is Amazon Prime Video

There are two ways to get access to Amazon Prime Video.

First – it comes in a bundle alongside Amazon Prime membership. This will set you back $15 a month or $139 a year.

Second – if you’re not interested in Amazon Prime, you can sign up to Prime Video for $9 a month.

There are also discounts for US students as well as Medicaid and EBT cardholders.

What to watch on Amazon Prime Video

With Amazon Prime Video you can revisit classics such as Twin Peaks, Downtown Abbey or Supernatural. Or, delve into modern hits such as The Rings of Power, The Boys, Liz’s Watch Out For The Big GRRRLS or Fleabag. There are also numerous movies, from classics such as The Lord of the Rings or Gladiator to new additions, for example The Aeronauts or Without Remorse.

8 | Apple TV Plus

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Apple TV Plus is Apple’s own on-demand streaming service offering both existing movies and series as well as originals. It launched in 2019, and while it doesn’t yet boast an expansive library, it certainly is on its way!

With a very low monthly price of $4.99, it’s worth giving Apple TV Plus a try and sticking with it for the long ride! Not convinced? You can try Apple TV Plus for a week for free!

What to watch on Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus has a lot of acclaimed original series. Starting with the mind-breaking Severance, the intriguing See, all the way to the hilarious Ted Lasso and thrilling For All Mankind.

These are only the highlights and Apple TV Plus has quite a lot to offer!

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How to cancel Apple TV Plus

If you’re an Apple TV Plus user, but would like to opt out for any reason, here’s how to cancel your account:

  1. Open Apple TV Plus.
  2. Click the account icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click ‘Settings’.
  4. Scroll down to ‘Subscriptions’ and choose ‘Manage’.
  5. Click ‘Cancel Subscription’.

9 | Plex

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What is Plex

Plex is an on-demand streaming service. What makes it different is that it’s completely free.

You can also use Plex as a search hub for all of your other streaming subscriptions. That means next time you want shows similar to Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots, you will get recommendations from across all the services you use.

Apart from that, Plex also offers Plex Media Servers. It’s a service that allows you to organize their existing media such as video and audio files as well as images. Later on, you can view and display your files through Plex. Think streaming that obscure movie you’ve had downloaded for ages, but with a convenient, modern interface!

How to get Plex on TV

You can get Plex app on any Samsung Smart TV with TIZEN system released after 2016. Installation process is simple:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote.
  2. Go to Apps on the bottom of the screen.
  3. Type ‘Plex’ in the search bar.
  4. Install and launch the app.

If you own an older Samsung Smart TV, you can always mirror Plex from your iPhone, iPad or MacBook using AirBeamTV’s Mirror for Samsung TV app! It’s free to try!

What to watch on Plex

Plex is a perfect streaming service if you’re into the classics or more obscure titles. It has things such as Doc Martin, Hannibal, Hell’s Kitchen or Robocop.

Plex also offers multiple live TV, news and sports channels.

10 | HBO Max

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HBO Max is another popular streaming service with a sold selection of originals.

What to watch on HBO Max

HBO Max is home to the cult Game of Thrones as well as its prequel series House of the Dragon. It also has other acclaimed series such as Westworld or Succession and recent movies – Dune, Batman, Tenet or Elvis.

How many people can watch HBO Max at once

Three people can watch HBO Max from different devices at the same time using the same account. HBO Max subscribers can create five separate profiles for each account.

How to cancel HBO Max

If you’re no longer interested in HBO Max, here’s how to easily cancel your subscription:

  1. Go to HBO Max.
  2. Click the profile icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Go to Settings – Subscription – Manage Your Subscription.
  4. Click ‘Cancel Subscription’ and confirm.

11 | Spotify

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Spotify is a music and podcast giant. With a massive library of artists, albums and songs, curated playlists and very accurate recommendations, it’s no wonder it’s the most popular music streaming app in the world.

You can also enjoy Spotify on your Samsung Smart TV. It’s a great way to add amazing ambiance to your day-to-day activities around the house!

When does Spotify Wrapped come out

Spotify Wrapped is a way for users to see all their streaming data. That includes their favorite artists and songs for given year, how much time they spent listening to music as well as their favorite genres.

Spotify Wrapped usually comes out around December of each year. In 2024, Spotify Wrapped is expected to be released on December 1st.

How much is Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium costs $9.99 per month. There is a free version of the app, but it has very limited functionalities and plenty of ads.

How to cancel Spotify Premium
  1. Go to Home on your Spotify app.
  2. Click the settings icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click ‘View your plan’.
  4. Choose your plan.
  5. At the bottom of the screen, click ‘Cancel subscription’.
  6. Follow the steps and confirm.

12 | The Roku Channel

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The Roku Channel started out as an addition to a popular lineup of Roku streaming devices. Since 2018, it became available as a standalone app, which you can download to your Samsung Smart TV.

The Roku Channel is free!

What to watch on The Roku Channel

The Roku Channel has a library of lesser known and older movies and TV series. Expect things like Doc Martin, Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Yellowjackets. There are also around 300 live TV channels for you to enjoy.

13 | Vudu

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Vudu is a digital movie rental service. Contrary to services like Netflix, HBO Max or Plex, it doesn’t have a standing library of content, but rather lets users rent movies as they please.

What to watch on Vudu

Vudu has quite an extensive library of both the latest as well as older movies and series. Find things like Top Gun Maverick, Rick & Morty, Better Call Saul or Elvis.

How much is Vudu

You can join Vudu for free. But in order to enjoy movies, you have to either rent or buy them through the platform. Series are only available to buy, either as standalone episodes, or entire seasons.

Rental prices can vary between $0.99 and $4.99 and purchase prices – $4.99 and $24.99.

14 | YouTube

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Youtube is the world’s largest video sharing website. It gave birth to countless careers in numerous niches.

Now you can enjoy YouTube on a large Samsung Smart TV screen in a form on a pre-installed app.

When was YouTube created

YouTube launched in 2005. The very first video uploaded to the platform was called ‘Me at the zoo’. It’s a 19-second clip showing one of the service’s cofounders Jawed Karim talking about… elephants.

Who has the most subscribers on YouTube

  1. T-Series – 225 million subscribers.
  2. CoCoMelon Nursery Rhymes – 143 milion subscribers.
  3. Sony Entertainment Television – 142 million subscribers.

15 | Vimeo

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What is Vimeo

Vimeo is YouTube’s artsy cousin. The main focus of the platform is video content of both high resolution and quality. It’s should be your go-to place for independent films, shorts, music videos and others!

Because of the high quality of Vimeo content, it makes sense to watch it on your Samsung Smart TV using an app!

16 | Facebook Watch

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Facebook’s own video player is undoubtedly a very binge-worthy feature of the app! But did you know that you can watch your favorite short-and long form videos on your Samsung Smart TV? You can do that with a dedicated Facebook Watch Samsung Smart TV app!

How to watch Facebook Live on TV

The thing with Facebook Live streams is that they can be long. And to sit in front of your computer or tiny smartphone screen only to watch someone talk for hours on end is no fun! It might make sense for you to look for solutions to watch Facebook Live on TV.

To watch Facebook Live on TV, you can either get the Samsung Smart TV app, or mirror the livestream from your smartphone, tablet or computer to the big screen. For the second solution, we recommend the AirBeamTV Mirror for Samsung TV app. It can be set up in minutes and has a free trial!

17 | NBC Sports

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NBC Sports is a sporty side of the NBC network. It has all the major US leagues you need – NFL, NASCAR, NBC, The Olympics, Golf, US Open and way more!

What channel is NBC Sports on DirecTV

NBC Sports has a channel number 220 on DirecTV.

How to watch NBC Sports

You can watch NBC Sports on your Samsung Smart TV. That way, you can experience your favorite teams and games on the big screen in high quality!

If you’re looking to add NBC Sports to your app lineup, you’ll need to have an active NBC Sports Regional Network subscription. With that, the app is free!

18 | Pandora

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What is Pandora app

Pandora is a music streaming app. But unlike apps like Spotify, it doesn’t recommend you artists based on genre similarity. Instead, it employs ‘Music Genome Project’. It’s a system that ranks each song based on its unique genes, or characteristics, such as intensity, groove or distortion.

How much is Pandora

Pandora has three subscription tiers:

  1. Free – essentially a radio service with ads.
  2. Pandora Plus – gives you personalized stations, ability to skip tracks and offline listening. It costs $9.99 a month or $109.89 per year.
  3. Pandora Premium – customisable playlists, unlimited offline listening, on-demand streaming. It will set you back $14.99 a month or $164.89 annually.

19 | Viu

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What is Viu

Viu is one of the top streaming services for East Asian movies and series. With plenty of great K-Dramas, it’s the perfect app for all those rainy evenings where you just want to cover yourself with a blanket.

How to install Viu on Samsung Smart TV

  1. Press the Smart Hub button on your Samsung Smart TV remote.
  2. Head over to Apps and type ‘Viu’ in the search bar.
  3. Download and install the app.

Keep in mind that Viu is currently not available in the US. If you’re interested, you’ll have to use a VPN service to access it.

20 | Tubi

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At first sight, Tubi is just like any other streaming service – it has movies, series, live TV, originals and sleek design. Except, well, it’s free!

Good movies on Tubi

Tubi suffers the biggest pain of any free streaming service. Namely, the content it offers is usually older and not as flashy as that latest Netflix show everyone’s raving about.

But that’s okay – there’s still plenty of good stuff on Tubi! There are many smaller, independently made movies available on Tubi. While they may not have the lavish budget of big shows and films, they more than make up for it with acting, directing and writing.

There are also many classic TV series available on Tubi. Think things like The Joy of Painting With Bob Ross, Hell’s Kitchen, or Colombo. Old, but still gold and always worth a rewatch!

How does Tubi make money

Tubi makes money from ads. It is a FAST. That stands for free ad-supported streaming television. That may be unfortunate news for some, but hey, you don’t have to pay!

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What is Steam Link

Steam Link is software that connects your PC with Steam to any other pair-able device. It can be your mobile phone, tablet, another PC or a Smart TV!

With Steam Link, you can essentially get yourself a console-like gaming experience with a single app! All you need is a Steam account, a computer, a console controller and a Smart TV.

How to use Steam Link on Samsung TV

First, enable Remote Play on Steam
  1. Open the Steam app on your PC.
  2. Click ‘Steam’ in the top-left corner.
  3. Go to Settings – Remote Play.
  4. Click ‘Enable Remote Play’.
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Next, download Steam Link to your Samsung Smart TV
  1. Press the Smart Hub button on Samsung remote.
  2. Go to Apps.
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon.
  4. Search for Steam Link and click ‘Done’.
  5. Click ‘Download’ and wait for the app to install.
Finally, pair your Samsung Smart TV with your PC.
  1. Launch the Steam Link app on your Samsung Smart TV.
  2. Search for your PC – both your TV and PC need to be connected to the same network.
  3. Select your PC.
  4. Input the PIN code from your Samsung TV into the pop-up window on your PC.

Now your PC and Samsung Smart TV are connected. You can access your Steam Library from your TV and play games using a console controller.

22 | AccuWeather

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AccuWeather is an online weather forecast website. You can either check the weather on their website, or via an app. You can also download the app on your Samsung Smart TV!

Why is this a good idea? Everything displayed on a big screen is better! What is more, if you utilize the voice command capabilities of many modern Smart TVs, you can easily get your weather forecast without nudging a finger!

How accurate is AccuWeather

You’d expect something that has ‘accu’ in its title to actually be accurate. And when it comes to AccuWeather, you’d be kind of correct. While some studies claim AccuWeather is one of the most accurate weather forecast providers, others grade its precision at around 50%.

23 | Karaoke TV app

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Who doesn’t like karaoke? This Japanese party classic became a worldwide staple, and oh, what a grip does it hold over us! But what if you want to sing your heart out at a house party? Or midweek, when there are no karaoke bars open? You get yourself the Karaoke TV app for Samsung Smart TV!

How do I set up karaoke on my Samsung Smart TV?

  1. Click the Smart Hub button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Go to Apps.
  3. Click the search icon.
  4. Type in Karaoke TV.
  5. Download and install the app.
  6. Launch Karaoke TV & enjoy!

24 | TED

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TED, or Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a series of talks and lectures by researchers, educators, artists, activists, scientists and innovators from around the world. They serve as a source of knowledge and inspiration.

Past speakers included people such as Jane Goodall, Simon Sinek, Bill Gates, as well as numerous politicians and Nobel Prize winners.

Samsung Smart TV apps – TED

Now you can also enjoy all the knowledge and inspiration of TED on your Samsung Smart TV! All you have to do is download the free TED app and enjoy!

25 | Bloomberg TV +

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Bloomberg TV is a television network focusing on all things business, market and capital. With channels such as Balance of Power, Markets, or Surveillance, it offers a comprehensive package for all interested in learning about how the world works.

Bloombert TV + is an extension of what the TV network offers. With graphs, charts and additional data, it directly refers to what’s on TV, allowing you to deepen your understanding of the current world.

Bloomberg TV + is free to download, but requires a Bloomberg TV subscription.

How to watch Bloomberg TV without cable?

Bloomberg TV is available in app form. You can also watch it as part of other popular streaming apps such as Hulu, YouTube TV, fuboTV or Sling TV.

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Smart View

Enhancing your Samsung Smart TV with the right apps can transform your viewing experience. If you’re looking to streamline how you share content from your devices to your Samsung TV, this alternative option for Smart View is an essential tool. It simplifies the process of mirroring content from your smartphone or tablet directly to your TV screen.

How to download apps on Samsung Smart TV?

To get the apps listed above you need to know how to get them on your television. Here’s how that’s done:

Most Samsung Smart TVs released in 2014 or later will have the technology to download apps. To do so:

  1. Open the Samsung Smart Hub.
  2. Navigate to the app store.
  3. Browse through the available apps.
  4. Select the ones you want to download.
  5. Press the download button and wait for the apps to install.

You can then access your apps by opening the Samsung Smart Hub and selecting the My Apps tab.

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How to install 3rd party apps on my Samsung Smart TV?

Good question! A third-party app is a software application created by a developer that isn’t affiliated with the company that makes the platform it runs on. Here’s how you install a 3rd party app!

How to turn on Developer Mode?

First, enable Developer’s Mode:

  1. Go to Settings – Samsung Smart Hub – Apps.
  2. Enter the default Samsung Smart TV PIN code: 12345.
  3. Insert your host PC’s IP, toggle ‘on’ and you will gain access to Developer’s Mode.
  4. Restart your TV.

Next, enable installation from unknown sources:

  1. Go to Settings – Personal – Security.
  2. Enable ‘Unknown Sources’.
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Download 3rd party app to Samsung TV – Method 1

  1. Download the APK files of the app to your PC from a trusted source.
  2. Copy the .apk file on to a USB stick.
  3. Plug the USB stick to your TV.
  4. Find the .apk file and install it.
  5. Done!

Download 3rd party app to Samsung TV – Method 2

Another way to install 3rd party apps on Samsung Smart TV is via Command Prompt. Ensure you have Developer’s Mode and downloads from unknown sources enabled!

  1. On your TV, go to Settings – Network – Information.
  2. Copy your TV’s IP address.
  3. On your PC, launch the Command Prompt by typing ‘cmd’ in the search bar.
  4. Insert ‘adb connect[TV IP]’ and click Enter.
  5. Type ‘install C\install.apk’. C is the drive your APK file is located in (it can also be D or other).
  6. Wait for the installation to finish.
  7. Once done, type ‘adb disconnect[TV IP]’ and hit Enter. That will disconnect your TV from your PC.
  8. The app is now available in your Samsung Smart TV Smart Hub!
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3rd party apps on Samsung TV – Method 3

If Developer’s Mode or installation from unknown sources are not available on your TV, you can get a streaming stick such as Roku or Firestick. They are very inexpensive and come with a plethora or third-party apps, which you can easily install and use on your TV.

Check out our comparison of popular Roku and Firestick models!

Are there music and podcast apps for Samsung Smart TV?

Absolutely! Samsung Smart TV supports music and podcast apps such as Spotify, Apple Music, and TuneIn Radio. These apps offer a vast selection of music tracks, podcasts, and live radio, perfect for audio entertainment in your living room.

Can I use educational and lifestyle apps on Samsung Smart TV?

Yes, Samsung Smart TV hosts a variety of educational and lifestyle apps like Peloton, Udemy, and various meditation apps. These platforms allow you to learn new skills, stay fit, and relax, all from the comfort of your home.

What utility apps are available on Samsung Smart TV?

Samsung Smart TV offers utility apps including web browsers, social media platforms, and SmartThings for smart home control. These apps enhance your TV’s functionality, allowing for browsing, social connectivity, and management of smart home devices directly from your TV.

How can I download new apps on my Samsung Smart TV?

Downloading new apps on your Samsung Smart TV is simple. Navigate to the Smart Hub, select “Apps,” and then use the search feature to find the app you want to download. Click “Install” to add the app to your TV’s app library, and you’re ready to go!

How to delete apps on Samsung Smart TV?

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Don’t like a specific app anymore. Follow the easy steps below to remove an app:

  1. Open the Apps menu by pressing the Home button on your remote control, then selecting the Apps icon.
  2. Find the app that you want to delete and highlight it.
  3. Press the Select button on your remote control. This will open up a menu for that app.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and select “Delete”. This will delete the app from your TV.

Keep in mind that you can always re-download apps later if you want to use them again.

Entertainment and Streaming Services

Samsung Smart TVs elevate the home entertainment experience with an array of streaming services designed to cater to every viewer’s preference. Leading the pack are apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max, each offering its unique blend of blockbuster movies, exclusive TV shows, and comprehensive libraries of diverse content. These platforms are optimized for Samsung’s interface, ensuring smooth navigation and quick access to a world of entertainment. Highlighting the integration benefits, such as Samsung’s OneRemote for simplified control and the Smart Hub that brings all your content together in one place, underscores the seamless user experience. Discussing the exclusive features available to Samsung users, like custom recommendations and enhanced picture quality, can guide readers to fully leverage their smart TV’s capabilities.

Live TV and Sports

The thrill of live sports and the convenience of cable-free live TV are at your fingertips with Samsung Smart TVs. Apps such as YouTube TV, ESPN, NBC Sports, and Sling TV offer a sports enthusiast’s dream, with live coverage of major events, games, and comprehensive sports analysis. These apps not only bring the action closer but also provide flexibility with customizable subscriptions and no long-term contracts. Emphasizing the high-definition streaming quality and the minimal latency, which are crucial for live sports broadcasts, can help readers appreciate the advantages of watching live events on a Samsung Smart TV. Moreover, detailing the ease with which users can navigate through live and on-demand content, thanks to the intuitive Samsung interface, will highlight the seamless integration of these apps into everyday life.


In our thorough exploration and testing of the extensive range of applications available for Samsung Smart TVs, we conclude that the diversity and quality of these apps significantly enhance the user experience, catering to virtually every interest and need. From enriching entertainment options like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus, to specialized apps such as ControlMeister and Mirror for Samsung TV, each application brings its unique value to the forefront of your living room.

We find that whether your preference leans towards binge-watching the latest series, exploring educational content on TED, staying updated with Bloomberg TV +, or enjoying family karaoke nights, Samsung Smart TVs offer an app that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. Particularly noteworthy is the seamless integration of streaming services, which transforms your viewing experience into a cinematic journey, and the inclusion of utility apps like AccuWeather and Steam Link, which expand the functionality of your TV beyond conventional usage.

In our opinion, the convenience of having access to a broad spectrum of content, from sports on NBC Sports to music streaming via Spotify and Pandora, is unparalleled. The ability to personalize your entertainment, educational, and lifestyle content through these top 25 Samsung TV apps ensures that there’s something for everyone.

When we tested these Samsung TV apps, the ease of use, quality of content, and the overall enhancement of the Samsung Smart TV ecosystem were evident. It’s clear that Samsung has curated a selection of apps that not only meet the current demands of consumers but also anticipate the evolving trends in digital entertainment and utility services.

To sum up, the top 25 apps for Samsung Smart TVs offer a comprehensive suite of options that elevate the standard TV viewing experience into a multifaceted entertainment hub. Whether you’re looking to unwind, learn, or simply stay connected, these apps ensure your Samsung Smart TV is equipped to meet your every desire, making it a central figure in the digital home entertainment landscape.


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