Channel Guides on your Samsung TV

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What should we watch? Those four words could lead to a lot of drama. Luckily, the Universal Guide on your Samsung TV and smart monitor is your go-to source for entertainment built directly into your Samsung TV. You can search for content you want to see, and the guide even makes recommendations based on your preferences all served up in one easy-to-browse platform. No more prolonged, aimless browsing.

Use the Universal Guide

Whether you want to watch a romantic comedy or the championship game, you can find all kinds of programs in Universal Guide.

On most models, navigate to and select Universal Guide from the Home screen. For 2020 - 2023 TV models, open the Home screen, and then press Down to locate the Universal Guide.

From here, you can select from these options:

The Universal Guide pulled up on the Samsung TV screen
  • Live TV: Samsung TV Plus is the free option included with your Samsung TV. It includes access to thousands of live TV channels. Other live TV options will show up depending on what you use most frequently.

    Note: To access your local TV channels via cable, select the source that your TV is connected to. For more information, visit Scan for channels from an antenna or cable box on your Samsung TV.

  • TV Shows: Browse through the available shows by category or by using the Search icon at the top left. You can even get reminders on your phone about shows by connecting your TV with the SmartThings app.

  • Movies: The Universal Guide also has movie suggestions! These are divided up into different categories and will become personalized based on your viewing history.

    Note: Some recommended movies and TV shows may require payment or an account with the provider.

  • Sports: Set your favorite sports and teams so you can get notifications when games are broadcasted live.

  • Settings: Here you can set your Favorite Genres, Favorite Sports, Favorite Teams, and Set Game Notifications and Manage Show Notifications, so you never miss a program.

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