How to Delete Apps on a Samsung Smart TV

You should uninstall Samsung TV apps you don't use

There are a few reasons why you should know how to delete apps on a Samsung Smart TV. For example, you may need to free up some storage space, or you might just want to declutter your home screen by getting rid of apps you don't use. The process for removing Samsung TV apps depends on your model.

Instructions in this article apply all Samsung Smart TV models made after 2015.

How to Remove Apps From a Samsung TV (2020)

Follow these steps to delete apps on 2020 (TU/Q/LS series) Samsung TVs:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote to bring up the smart hub, then select Settings.

    Press the Home button on your remote to bring up the smart hub, then select Settings.
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  2. Scroll down to the Support tab (the cloud with a question mark), then select Device Care.

    Scroll down to the Support tab (the cloud with a question mark), then select Device Care.
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  3. Wait for your TV to run a quick scan, then select Manage Storage.

    Wait for your TV to run a quick scan, then select Manage Storage.
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  4. Select the app(s) you want to remove, then select Delete.

    Select the app(s) you want to remove, then select Delete.
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  5. Select OK to confirm.

    Select OK to confirm.
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  6. A status bar will appear showing the deletion progress. When it reaches 100%, select OK. The app should no longer appear in your viewing selection.

    Select OK again to close the window.
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How to Remove Apps From a Samsung TV (2017-2019)

Follow these steps to delete apps on 2017 (M/MU/Q/LS series), 2018 (N/NU/Q/LS series), and 2019 (R/RU/Q/LS series) Samsung TVs:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control to access the Samsung TV Smart Hub.

    Samsung Remote Control – Select Home Button
  2. Select the Apps icon (the four small boxes) using the remote's directional pad.

    Samsung Remote with Smart Hub Bar
  3. Select Settings (the gear icon) located in the upper-right corner of the screen.

    Samsung TV Apps Settings Icon on Top Right Corner
  4. Scroll down to the Downloaded Apps section and select the app you want to delete.

    Samsung Downloaded Apps Row - 2018 Models
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  5. Select Delete from the pop-up menu. You may be prompted to select Delete a second time to confirm.

    Samsung Deleted Downloaded App - 2018 Models

    Apps that are pre-installed by Samsung (such as Netflix) can't be deleted, but you can remove them from the home screen.

How to Uninstall Apps on a Samsung TV (2015-2016)

Follow these steps to delete apps on 2016 (K/KU/KS series) and 2015 (J/JU/JS series) Samsung TVs:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control and select Apps.

    Samsung Smart Hub Home Screen – Select Apps
  2. Select My Apps.

    Samsung Smart TV My Apps Screen
  3. Select Options at the bottom of the apps screen.

    Samsung My Apps – Select Options

    On J/JU/JS series TVs, Options and Delete are located at the top of the screen.

  4. Select Delete from the menu.

    Samsung My Apps – Select Delete in Options
  5. Select the app(s) that you want to delete.

    Samsung Delete Screen – Select App to be Deleted

    Factory pre-installed apps will be grayed out since they cannot be deleted.

  6. Select Delete at the bottom of the screen.

    Samsung Delete Screen – Delete Selected App
  7. Select Delete again to confirm.

    Samsung Delete Screen – Confirm App to be Deleted
  8. A status bar will appear showing the deletion progress. When it reaches 100%, select OK. The app should no longer appear in your viewing selection.

    Samsung – App Deleted - OK button

The Samsung Smart TV support page has steps for deleting apps from older Samsung TV models (E/EG/ES, H, HU, F series).

How to Hide Apps on the Samsung TV Home Screen

If you can't (or don't want to) delete an app, you can at least remove it from the home menu:

There may be variations in the steps depending on your TV's model and year, so consult the user manual if the process below doesn't work.

  1. Highlight the app you want to remove from the home screen and press the down button on your remote.

  2. Select Remove, then select Remove again in the pop-up confirmation box. The app should no longer appear on the home screen. 

    You can also move the position of the app on the app bar by selecting Move.

    Samsung App – Confirm Remove App From App Launcher

You can still access apps you removed from the home screen on the My Apps page.