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Scan for channels on your Samsung TV

Man Watching Samsung TV

Over the air (OTA) programming has come a long way - most local stations now broadcast in HD. And to make things even better, your TV has a tuner that can scan for and automatically program local channels that will appear on your channel list. Plus, an antenna will help your TV find even more channels and improve the quality of the signal.

Connect the TV to Cable or Antenna

Before you can scan for local channels on your TV, you have to connect an antenna or cable to your TV. Make sure you have the best antenna for your area or a cable line already installed. If you do, connecting will be easy.

Simply connect the coax cable to the ANT IN port on the back of your One Connect Box or on the back of your TV. 

Connect coax cable to Samsung One connect box

Scan for local over the air channels

Important: The Broadcasting menu will be greyed out if you do not first change the source to TV.

Using the Auto Program feature and scanning for the available channels on your TV only takes a few minutes.

  1. Change the source on your TV to TV. There are a few ways to do this.

    • You can press the source button on your remote and then select the source labeled TV.

    • You can press Home, navigate left to source, and then select TV.

    • If you have Samsung TV Plus on your TV, selecting this app will put your TV on the TV source.

  2. Use the directional pad or arrow buttons on your remote to select Settings.

  3. Select Broadcasting, and then select Auto Program.

  4. Select Start to begin auto-programming, and then select either BothAir, or Cable.

    • Select Air if you are using an Antenna only and you want the fastest results.

    • You can press Home, navigate left to source, and then select TV.

    • If you select Both, it will take longer to scan, but you may find more channels.

  5. Your TV will begin to scan for channels. After it's done, select Close to finish.

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