Best Samsung Smart TV Apps

These are useful apps designed the TV experience

There are more than 200 Samsung Apps for Samsung Smart TVs, but which are the best must-have apps?

You get the obvious streaming video apps from Netflix, Vudu, Amazon or Hulu Plus included on Smart TVs, but other types of apps your TV? The idea may make you wonder what else would you want to do on your TV with an app?

It might surprise you what you will find among the many apps available. Some apps are quite useful, and game apps can be fun, either playing against the system or playing with friends. 

Here's a list that will help you decide which ones you might want to try out.

Samsung Smart TV Apps You Should Try

1
TED

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 If you enjoy TED Talks, now you can watch them from the comfort of your couch or favorite chair using the TED app. The app is free. You have access to more than a thousand videos of business leaders, musicians, techies, medical experts and many more who offer enlightening insights and perspectives on a great range of topics you might be interested in.

2
Accuweather

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There are two Accuweather apps in the Samsung App store, a paid version and a free version. The free Accuweather app may be all you need if you live in one of the larger cities listed in the app.

For those who live outside the listed cities, the paid Accuweather app ($2.99), will display forecasts by specific cities or zip codes. It shows 10-day forecasts, satellite and hour-by-hour weather maps.

The app will also provide weather warnings listed.  This is a complete weather app that is easy to navigate and easy to read at a glance.

3
FandangoNOW

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FandangoNOW offers more than movie times and reviews. This is a full-on video streaming service offering access to more than 30,000 movies and TV shows without a subscription.

Fandango purchased the M-Go service and built upon it to create FandangoNOW. If you used M-Go, all of your purchases will be available on FandangoNOW.  

Though the app is free, content is either available for rent or for purchase. Purchases made through the FandangoNOW app will earn you Fandango VIP points that can be used for discounts on future purchases.

4
Dashwhoa

Daily Whoa Samsung App
Daily Whoa displays a giant clock, hour-by-hour weather and local traffic in both English and Korean. Photo (c) Barb Gonzalez - Licensed to About.com

When you get up in the morning, this app can help you start your day. On the left is a large digital clock and calendar so you can see what day it is and stay on time. The center section of the screen is an hour-by-hour weather report for the day—helpful when deciding what you want to wear to work. On the right side of the screen is a local map with traffic so you'll know what time you want to leave.

5
SPSN—Samsung Produce Support Network

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This app contains video tutorials for all Samsung products. Choose from cell phones to computers to the TV you are using and learn how to not just do the basics with the device, but tips on how to get the most out of it.

Videos include how to connect your Blu-ray player to the internet, how to troubleshoot your Samsung washer malfunction, how to create macros on your Samsung TV remote control and dozens more.

6
Standard Video Streaming Apps

Samsung Streaming Aps
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Of course, Samsung TVs feature the familiar standards in video streaming subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu Plus. You can also download apps for video-on-demand services that let you pay as you go, such as Vudu and CinemaNow. Most offer similar titles and are actually run on the same platform. Vudu is known for its higher quality video and sound, including the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound releases.

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Samsung Apps for Both TVs and Blu-ray Disc Players

Samsung Apps
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Samsung Apps are available not just on their line of TVs, but also on other Samsung devices such as network-enabled Blu-ray Disc players, as well as Samsung mobile devices.

For a more in-depth look and explanation of Samsung Apps, check out the Complete Guide to Samsung Apps.

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