If you’re looking to add and manage apps on your smart TV, we’ve got some great news: it’s actually pretty easy. In this article, we will show you how to add apps to a Samsung Smart TV.
What are Apps, Anyway?
Apps are small programs that run on your smart TV. They can be games, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, or even just tools like calculators or calendars — basically anything that allows you to do something extra with your device. The number of available apps is constantly growing as more people develop new software for these devices.
How to Download Apps on a Samsung Smart TV?
Firstly, you’ll need to turn on and connect your Samsung smart TV to the internet. To do this, plug in the Ethernet cable that came with your television or use an alternative Wi-Fi connection method. Then, follow the steps below to add apps to a Samsung smart TV.
- Go to the Home screen of your smart TV and look for Apps (depending on your model, this icon may be located in a different location). Navigate to that section of your smart TV’s menu system.
- Select “Apps” from the list of options that appears on your screen. This will take you to a page where you can see all of the apps installed on your TV, like Netflix and so much more.
- On the screen, you will see different categories like “my apps,” “what’s new,” “most popular,” “video,” “lifestyle,” and “entertainment.” To download an app, click on an app icon like YouTube or Hulu Plus and then press “Install.” You can similarly click on a magnification tool at the top right corner of the TV screen and enter the name of the app you want to download. Then, you select the app and click “install” to start downloading the app.
Manage apps on a Samsung smart TV
Now, you have learnt how to add apps on a smart TV, what comes next?
You can go ahead and manage the downloaded apps and make the most of your TV’s capabilities. And once you know how, it’s actually pretty simple!
First things first: You can set up your downloaded apps to where you would love to see them. To add the apps to the smart TV Home Screen, you will click on “Apps”. After this click on “settings” at the top right corner. Select the app you wish to add to the Home Screen and click on “Add to Home.”
Secondly, you can set up auto-updates for your apps. By doing this, your apps get upgraded once there is a new update. You can do this by using the home button on your remote to navigate to “Apps.” Select “settings” at the top right corner of your screen. Next, select “Auto-update” for all your apps.
If you feel the need to lock or unlock an app, maybe to prevent your kids from using them when you are not home, then it is easy. Simply press the home button on your remote. Then, click on “Apps” and select “Settings” at the top right corner of the screen. Next, highlight the app and select “lock” or “unlock”. This function has a default PIN which is “0000”. You can change this by clicking “Settings” and selecting “General”. After this, navigate to “System Manager” and select “Change Pin”. You can go ahead and set the pin you want.
Finally, you can easily remove apps from your smart TV. Some recommended apps can’t be removed completely, but can be removed from the Home Screen options. To delete downloaded apps, you would press the home button on your remote and select “Apps.” Next, select “Settings” at the top right corner of the screen. Then, click on the app you wish to delete and go ahead and delete it. To remove apps from your home screen, you would navigate to the place where the app is on your screen. After this, long press the select button on your remote and click “Remove” or “Move” as desired.
The Samsung smart TV provides a lot of apps for its users. We’ve broken down the steps on how to download apps on a Samsung TV, and you can use them to configure your apps.