How To Use Game Mode On Samsung TVs

Last Update date : Feb 09. 2022

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Most Samsung TVs will allow you to turn on Game mode to optimise the TV's settings for playing video games with a gaming console, such as a PlayStation™ or Xbox™. Turning on Game Mode lets the TV bypass some of the video processors which will cut down the amount of time the TV needs to process the video input from the game. You may notice a difference in the image quality; it's up to you if you would rather reduced lag while gaming.

Follow the instructions below to enable Game Mode. 


2017/2019 TVs -  Settings > General > External Device Manager > Game Mode Settings > Game Mode


Press the  Home button on your remote control and then select  Settings .


Scroll down to the  General tab and then select External Device Manager .


On the External Device Manager page, highlight Game Mode Settings and press enter on your remote control to turn this feature On/Off .


  • 2016 TVs - Settings > Picture > Special Viewing Mode > Game Mode
  • 2015 TVs - MENU > System > General > Game Mode
  • 2014 TVs - System > General > Game Mode

Please Note:

  • The game mode is not available for normal TV viewing.
  • The screen may shake somewhat.When Game Mode is enabled, Picture Mode and Sound Mode are switched to Game automatically.
  • To use another external device on the same HDMI port, remove the game console connection, turn off Game Mode in the TV settings, and then connect the external device to the port.

You can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, services are open 24 hours, 7 days.




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