Using Game Launcher on your Samsung Device

Last Update date : Oct 15. 2021

Game Launcher is the ultimate control centre for games. You can have all your games in one place, enhance your game performance by adjusting your Game booster settings to your liking, and even connect to Discord. Follow the guide below to see how you can set up Game Launcher and learn more about its features and settings.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. 

Screenshots were captured from a Galaxy S21 Ultra operating on Android OS Version 11. Settings and steps may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android OS Version. 

Setting up Game Launcher
1 Go to Settings
samsung s21 homescreen
2 Select Advanced features
samsung s21 advanced features
3 Toggle on Game launcher
samsung s21 game launcher toggle
4 Access Game launcher on your homescreen
samsung s21 game launcher icon

When you access it for the first time, there will be a pop-up that asks whether you'd like to hide your game apps. Select the option you prefer - this can be changed in the settings later. If you'd like to know how to change it in the Game Launcher settings, follow the steps below:

1 In the Game launcher app, tap the three horizontal lines in the top left corner and select Gamer profile
samsung s21 gamer profile
2 Tap into Show game apps
samsung s21 game launcher settings
3 Choose where to show your game apps
samsung s21 show game apps
Blocking notifications in game

When gaming, there are times when you might want to have minimum distractions such as notifications or accidentally activating Bixby. Follow the steps below to see how you can block certain features during a game.

1 Go to Game launcher and select Game performance
samsung s21 game performance
2 Tap into Block during game
samsung s21 block during game
3 Toggle on the features you'd like to block during a game
samsung s21 block during game options
Recording with Game Booster

With Game Booster you can record your best game-plays and share it to your social feeds. Follow the steps below to see how.

1 Launch your game and swipe down the quick panel
samsung s21 game booster
2 Tap on the Game Booster banner to open
3 Select Record, choose your Sound settings, and then press Start recording
samsung s21 game booster record

Note: You can also access the Game Booster settings in Game Launcher through this panel by tapping on the gear symbol in the right corner. If you would like to learn about more of the Game Booster features, you can refer to our Using Game Booster page.

Connecting Discord to your Samsung Account

If you wanted to play games with your friends and stay connected, you can now connect Discord to your Samsung Account through the Game Launcher app. Follow the steps below to see how. 

Note: The requirements for this feature are Galaxy 8 and above devices, operating on Android OS P and above. If you would like to know which specific Discord features you have access to with this integration you can refer to the Discord Samsung Integration FAQ support page.

1 In the Game Launcher app, go to the three horizontal lines in the top left corner and tap on the Discord icon
samsung s21 game launcher settings
2 If you already have an account, press Sign in and if not, press Join Discord to create an account
samsung s21 discord sign in
3 On the next page, select Connect account to connect your Discord account
samsung s21 connect discord account

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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