The Samsung Apps System for Smart TVs and Blu-ray Disc Players

Samsung apps make your TV watching experience a bit smarter

Most Samsung smart TVs and Blu-ray players come preloaded with a number of Samsung apps to expand your home entertainment options. The Samsung Apps System, also known as Samsung Smart Hub, allows you to access content from sources like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Spotify right on your TV. You can also shop, play games, read the news, or choose from a wealth of other tasks.

Samsung Smart TV Apps Example

How to Use Samsung Apps

Many Samsung TVs and Blu-ray disc players incorporate apps like those you might find on smartphones and tablets. However, it might not be immediately evident how to find and use Samsung apps on your new TV or Blu-ray disc player, and there is no Samsung apps button on the remote.

Our Samsung apps tutorial covers how to access, set up, and download apps for Samsung smart devices. Since the Samsung apps platform has changed over the years, we explain how to use older and current versions as well.

Types of Samsung Apps

There are hundreds of apps available for users of Samsung smart TVs and Blu-ray disc players, including ones for shopping, travel, sports, health and fitness, and even games. You can also find lifestyle, education, and information offerings for music, videos, weather, news, and more. Find out more about the types of available apps and get the scoop on which ones are worthwhile.

As of December 1st, 2019, the Netflix app may not work on 2010 and 2011 Samsung smart TVs. If your TV is affected, you will see a notice displayed on your screen.

The Best Samsung TV Apps

Samsung's smart platform (Smart Hub) offers an abundance of apps to choose from on your new Samsung smart TV or Blu-ray disc player. However, just as with TV channels, there are undoubtedly some that you probably are more interested in than others. Check out some of the popular apps we've found to be the most practical and fun.

Samsung's Tizen Operating System

Samsung's Smart Hub platform makes smart TVs easy to use, but with stiff competition from other systems, such as LG's WebOS, Vizio's SmartCast, Sony's Android TV, Roku TV, and others, the pressure is on to keep up. Check out how Samsung's partnership with Tizen makes accessing and managing Samsung apps a bit easier.

From AllShare to SmartView: Simplified Media Streaming

Apps aren't just for accessing streaming content from the internet. Samsung's AllShare and SmartView build on the Smart Hub platform by allowing users to access images, videos, and audio content stored on PCs, media servers, and other compatible devices connected within your home network. Check out the details.

Samsung's Smart TV Web Browser

In addition to traditional streaming apps, Samsung also provides a built-in web browser on its smart TVs, but its capabilities are limited compared to the web browsing experience you get on a PC, laptop, or smartphone. However, you can improve the web browsing experience on your Samsung smart TV.

Samsung's SmartThings Home Control Features

Samsung apps are great for accessing online streaming content, and Samsung AllShare allows sharing of locally connected content from PC and Media Servers. Samsung further elevates the smart TV/app experience with the ability to control and manage other devices located in your home, including lighting, locks, thermostats, and select household appliances and items. Check out the details on Samsung's SmartThings platform.

Delete Apps You Don't Want

Samsung provides a lot of app choices. However, you may find that you would like to delete one because you don't like it or don't find it very useful. Also, you may find that you are running out of storage space to add more apps. Depending on your Samsung TV or Blu-ray disc player model year, the exact appearance and steps needed to delete apps may vary slightly.

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