This article will show you how to download apps on your Samsung Smart TV so that you can add more functionality.
A sensible TV makes it easy to use your favorite services without having to purchase a separate device such as a streaming stick, game console, or gaming console. While most Samsung smart TVs come preinstalled with Netflix, other apps can be downloaded.
Let’s learn how to install apps on Samsung smart TVs to expand the possibilities of what you can do with them.
How to download apps on a Samsung Smart TV
To download apps, your TV must be connected to the internet via either a coaxial cable (or wirelessly). To open the main menu, press the house button on the remote. You can scroll down to the left and select Apps using the navigation pad.
You’ll be taken to the Apps page, which is basically the shop and settings page. Here you can see all of the options available for your Samsung TV. Navigate to the navigation page and navigate around the headings of the homepage, such as Editor’s Choice or Hottest.
Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see other categories of apps like Music & Radio and Sports. You can even play a selection of games with your TV remote if you need them.
To enter a question, click on the Search hand glass icon at the top-right if you can’t find the app that you want by scrolling through menus.
You will find information about the app on its page. This includes details such as its size, last update date, screenshots, and a description. Click the big Install button to install the app on your TV.
The download will begin immediately. After that, you can install the app on your TV. When the download is complete, you will receive a notification at top of your screen.
How to open installed apps on your Samsung TV
All the apps installed on your TV will be listed under the Downloaded app section of the Most Apps menu. When you click the Apps icon, your three most recent apps will also be listed under Recent.
If you have a lot of apps, however, neither one of these locations will be convenient. It is a smart idea to highlight apps you use regularly on your home screen. After you have added it, you will see a larger Home button on the app’s page.
Select the Settings gear in the top-right corner of the Most Apps menu to add another. You will see all of the apps that you have downloaded. To add a shortcut to this app to your main menu, scroll down below one. To make a choice, you can move left or right.
You can also choose Reinstall from this menu to get a new copy of the app in case it becomes corrupt for any reason.
How to keep your Samsung TV apps updated
We recommend that you enable the Auto Update option on the Settings page. This will take the hassle out of updating apps manually.
Samsung Smart TV apps aren’t updated as frequently as apps on your smartphone, computer, or tablet. However, automatic updates will mean that you have one less thing to worry about.
It’s easy to install apps on a Samsung Smart TV
This is all you need to do to install apps on your Samsung smart television. Although there aren’t a lot of apps available and some are not very good quality, you now know how to get apps for services such as Funimation that aren’t preinstalled.
You might consider switching to a streaming platform that offers more apps if your smart TV does not offer the apps you want.