How to turn the Samsung Home Bar on or off

Smart Hub allows you to quickly and easily see all of the OTT (Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video) apps, as well as various VOD and live streaming services provided by your Samsung Smart TV. It is set to appear on the bottom of the screen for easy access. To disable this function, follow the steps below. 

Disable Smart Hub Autorun

Do you want to limit certain content or restrict children’s access to apps?

If so, try changing the settings by following the simple guide below. 

TV with apps menu displayed

Step 1. On the remote control, press the Home button and use the Directional pad to navigate to Settings.

Step 2. Select General > Smart Features.

Smart features selected in TV menu

Step 3. Disable the Autorun Smart Hub function. 

Autorun Smart Hub selected in TV menu

Step 4. Try turning the TV off and on again, and the Smart Hub menu should be disabled, with the current Input Source banner displayed in its place. 

SmartHub menu displayed

Of course, it is easy to re-enable the Smart Hub. Follow the steps above and on Step 3, enable the Autorun Smart Hub function. 

Autorun Smart Hub selected in TV menu

Automatically launch the most recently used app

Enable this feature for easy access to your frequently used apps. Turning on the TV will conveniently launch the corresponding app.

Step 1. Press the Home button on the remote control and navigate to Settings > General.

Step 2. Select Smart Features > Autorun Last App

Autorun Last App selected in TV menu


  • If you are having trouble with your Samsung Smart TV, you should always check to see if there are any software updates available as these may contain a fix for your problem.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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