How to download and manage apps on Samsung TV

Last Update date : May 19. 2021

Samsung smart TVs offer exciting apps and games making it easier than ever to access the entertainment you love. Through the apps menu, you can install, lock and arrange apps, giving you greater control over who can access your media. You may find that some apps may have been pre-loaded onto your Smart TV and Premiere projector and some of these apps cannot be removed.

You need a Samsung account to download apps onto your smart TV. Find out more about setting up a Samsung account

Note: The methods provided below are the most common. For model-specific information, check your TV's user manual.

Install an app
1 Press the Home button on your remote control.
2 Select APPS and then select the Search icon in the top-right corner.
3 Enter the app you want to download and select it. You'll see details about the app as well as screenshots and related apps.
4 Select Install. To open the app, press the Home button. Simply highlight the app you want and select it to open it.
Install an app
Moving an app

To move an app, you will need to follow the instructions below:

1 Press the Home button on your remote control. This opens your smart TV's home screen.
2 Navigate to the app you want to move and press the Down key. A menu will expand below the app.
3 Select Move. Use the directional keys to move the selected app to the desired location.
Move
Lock and Unlock an app

Don't want your kids accidentally watching unwanted or inappropriate content? You can lock your apps. Please note that you will be asked for a PIN to open the app.

1 Press the Home button on your remote control.
2 Select APPS and then select the Settings icon in the top right corner.
3 Select the app you want to lock or unlock, and then select Lock/Unlock.
Lock and Unlock app settings

Note: The PIN code you enter will be the same as your TV security code. By default, this is 0000.

Delete an app

You can remove apps you no longer want and free up memory space.

1 Press the Home button on your remote control.
2 Select APPS, and then select the Settings icon in the top right corner.
3 Select the app you want to delete.
4 Select Delete.
Delete an app
Automatically updating an app

To automatically update the installed apps, please note that automatic update is enabled only when you are connected to the internet.

1 Press the Home button on your remote control.
2 Navigate to and select APPS , and then select the Settings icon to the top right corner.
3 Navigate Auto Update to ON .
App icons

The icons below appear in TV or projector apps and represent the following:

App is installed on a USB device icon

The app is installed on a USB device.

Install app icon

The app is installed.

Smart View supported app icon

The app supports Smart View.

 

Locked app icon

The app has a password.

App update needed icon

The app needs to be updated.

If you are having trouble with your Samsung Smart TV or projector, you should always check to see if there are any software updates available as these may contain a fix for your problem. 

The easiest way to update your software is directly through the settings menu.

Press the Settings button on your remote, then go to Support > Software Update > Update now

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