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Family enjoying a movie app on the Smart TV

Your smart TV offers exciting apps and games. Whether you have The Frame, a QLED, or any other Samsung smart TV, it's easy to find the app you want and start enjoying more entertainment. Aside from installing or deleting them, you can also lock apps or set them to auto update. Once everything is all set with your apps, you can watch TV your way.

Install an app

One of the best parts of having a smart TV is getting access to all of its apps . You can download your favorite video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, or Vudu. You also have access to music streaming apps like Spotify and Pandora.

From the TV's Home screen, navigate to and select APPS, and then select the Search icon in the top-right corner. Next, enter the app you want to download and select it. You will see detailed information about the app. From here, select Install.

And just so you know, access to new apps will be occasionally added to your smart TV through software updates.

Note: Only apps available in the App store can be installed on the smart TV.

Apps menu with the Search icon highlighted

Open an app

Once you've downloaded the apps you want, it's time to enjoy them. There are two ways you can open an app.

Press the Home button to open up the TV's Home screen menu. If the app is listed on the Home menu, use the remote's directional pad to navigate to it and open it.

If the app isn't listed on the Home menu, use the directional pad to navigate to and select APPS. From here, you can select the app you want.

The App Store displayed on the TV

Auto Update apps

When you set your apps to auto update, you won't have to worry about updating them again. Let your smart TV take care of it.

Press the Home button to open up the TV's Home screen menu. Navigate to select APPS, and then select the Settings icon to the top right corner. Next, navigate to Auto Update. Make sure it is selected to automatically update all of your apps whenever updates are available.

Auto Update option menu on the smart TV

Lock and unlock apps

Don't want your kids accidentally watching an inappropriate movie? Just lock the apps you don't want them to access. When you do this, the TV will ask for a PIN to open the app.

Press the Home button to open up the TV's Home screen menu. Navigate to select APPS, and then select the Settings icon in the top right corner. Next, select the app you want to lock or unlock, and then select Lock/Unlock.

Lock and Unlock highlighted for an app on a Smart TV

Note: The default PIN is 0000. To change the PIN, navigate to Settings and then select General. Select System Manager, and then select Change PIN.

Remove an app

Note: Recommended apps cannot be deleted from the TV but can be removed from the Home screen.

Remove an app from the TV

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

Press the Home button to open up the TV's Home screen menu. Navigate to select APPS, and then select the Settings icon in the top right corner. Next, select the app you want to delete. Finally, Select Delete, and select Delete again to confirm.

Lock and Unlock highlighted for an app on a Smart TV

Remove an app from the Home screen

Is there an app on the Home screen menu that you don't really use? No worries, you can remove it, so it won't be in the way anymore.

From the TV's Home screen, navigate to the app you want to remove. Then, press the Down on your remote, and select Remove. Select Remove again to confirm. You can also move an app to another location by selecting Move.

App icons

It's normal to sometimes see a small icon when you're using an app on the TV. The icons below appear in TV 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.

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