How to Add Apps to Samsung Smart TV [Install and Manage Apps]

Do you want to download more apps to your Samsung Smart TV? If so, this guide is for you, as here we have added the steps by which you can download apps as well as manage them.

Samsung Smart TVs run on TizenOS, which is different from the Android TV. While you can easily add apps to TVs running on Android TV OS, there are instances when users wonder whether Samsung TV allows them to download apps or not. Yes, you can download apps on Samsung TV. Read along to know how to add Apps to Samsung Smart TV.

Apps do play an important role in our day-to-day life. And Smart TVs come with many apps. It is one of the reasons why we go for the Smart TVs. But the apps that are present by default may not be the one you want and so you need to download required apps manually. You can download apps to enjoy video, music, sports, and games.

How to Add Apps to Samsung Smart TV

Tizen OS is an exclusive Samsung operating system for Samsung watches and Samsung TVs. The OS lacks Play Store support which means you will find limited apps on the Samsung tv store. But it has most of the required apps.

Samsung TVs like their mobile devices have its own app store. You can directly install apps on your Samsung smart TV from the Apps Store. Here are the steps which works on new and old TVs.

Step 1: Power your Samsung TV on and ensure that it’s connected to Internet.

Step 2: On your Samsung TV remote, press the Home Button.

Step 3: It will now lead you to homepage, simply navigate to APPS.

Step 4: Once you’ve entered the APPS section, select the search bar.

Step 5: Search for the app you wish to install. Choose the app from search result and select install button.

Once the app has been downloaded, simply press the home button and navigate to the app to begin using it on Samsung TV.

Installing third party apps is not possible in simple methods. I tried some methods but it didn’t work. So if you want to get apps that are not available in Samsung TV Store, you can use Chromecast, Fire Stick, or even connect the PC using HDMI to enjoy more apps.

How to Move and Rearrange Apps on the Home Screen

After adding an app from app store, it will automatically appear on Homepage. But if not you can move downloaded apps to Home Screen. You can also rearrange apps to access them quickly. Here’s how you can move apps to the home screen:

Step 1: Press the Home button and then open APPS page.

Step 2: Now navigate to the Downloaded App section using the Down button.

Step 3: Long-press the OK/Enter button on the app you wish to move. And select Add to Home.

Once added to Homepage, you can now rearrange the order of apps visible in homepage. This way you can keep your most used apps first so that you can launch them quickly.

Step 1: Go to the homepage of your TV using the Home button.

Step 2: To rearrange an app, first go to the app icon to highlight it. Then press and hold the Ok/Enter button, then choose Move.

Step 3: Use the left or right directional keys to move the app, then press the Ok button.

How to Remove Apps from the Home Screen

If you want to remove an app from the home screen of the Samsung smart TV, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Under the Apps, click on Edit List. It will be present at the end of the list.

Step 2: Head over to the app you want to remove and tap the down-directional button on the remote.

Step 3: Select Remove from the menu that appears.

Step 4: Once you do, the app will be removed from the home screen.

How to Lock Apps on Samsung Smart TV

The Samsung smart TV also allows users to lock or unlock an app. Locking apps on Samsung smart TVs requires a PIN as confirmation. Generally, it’s 0000, which is the default PIN for your TV if you have not changed it. Here’s how you can lock and unlock an app:

Step 1: Press the Home key on the remote.

Step 2: Tap on Apps > Settings.

Step 3: Navigate to the app you want to lock.

Step 4: A menu appears for every app you highlight; choose Lock.

Step 5: Enter the PIN for your TV to lock the app.

Step 6: To unlock an app, repeat the same steps, select Unlock, and then enter your PIN.

How to Turn On Automatic App Updates on Samsung Smart TVs

You can also enable automatic app updates on Samsung smart TVs, so you don’t have to check for updates on your own regularly, as the TV will automatically update the app when there is an update available. Here’s how you can turn it on:

Step 1: On the remote control, tap the Home key.

Step 2: Navigate to Apps > Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Auto-update and enable the feature.

Wrapping Up

So, this was all about adding apps to a Samsung smart TV. We have added the steps to move, remove, lock, unlock, and enable automatic app updates on Samsung TV. I hope you find this read helpful; share it with your friends and family.

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Joshua D'souza

Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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