How to activate or deactivate the Smart Hub

Last Update date : Apr 06. 2022

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.

tv smarthub screen

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.

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.

tv general smart features


Step 3. Disable the Autorun Smart Hub function.

tv disable autorun smarthub


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.

tv smarthub off screen


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.

tv smarthub autorun on

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.

tv autorun last app


  • 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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