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How to Add, Remove, and Manage Apps on Your Samsung Smart TV

Samsung smart TVs come with a few pre-installed apps, but what if you want to add more apps to your TV? Just like a smartphone or computer, you can easily add, remove, and recover apps on your Samsung smart TV. In this article, we will guide you on how to manage apps on your Samsung smart TV, including how to install, view, add to the home screen, uninstall, and more.

How to Install Apps on Samsung Smart TV?

Samsung offers a native app store on its smart TVs where you can download new apps. Here's how you can put new apps on your TV:

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV's remote to go to the main screen.
  2. Go to the Apps option.
  3. Press the Select button on the remote to open the app store.
  4. Use the search icon at the top to find the desired app.
  5. Once you find it, press the Select button to view the app details.
  6. Navigate to the Install button on the TV and press the Select button on your remote to download the app.

Note: You might be asked to log in or create a Samsung account. If you are unable to install an app or your TV asks you to log in, go to Settings > General > System Manager > Samsung Account.

Wait for the app to install. Then, select the Open button to open the newly installed app or hit the Add to Home button to add the app to your TV's home screen.

How to View All Installed Apps on Samsung Smart TV

There are two ways to find the installed apps on your Samsung Smart TV:

Method 1

  1. Select the Apps option on the TV's home screen.
  2. Scroll down to the Downloaded app section. Here you will find all the installed apps. Use the right arrow key on the remote to scroll through the list of installed apps. Long press an app icon to delete, lock, move, or reinstall it, or to add it to your home screen.

Method 2

  1. On your TV's home screen, go to the Apps option.
  2. Select the Settings icon at the top.
  3. Here you can manage the installed apps.

How to Add Apps to Samsung TV Home Screen

By default, newly installed apps are not added to the TV's home screen. However, you can easily add them using these steps:

  1. Select the Apps option on your TV's home screen.
  2. Select the Settings icon at the top to open the app settings screen or the screen where you see all the installed apps.
  3. Navigate to the app that you want to pin to the home screen. A menu will show up under the app. Select Add to Home.
  4. The home screen app list will show up. Use the right or left arrow keys on the remote to place the app in the desired position. Then, press the Select button on the remote.

How to Move Apps on TV Home Screen

To change the order of pinned apps on the home screen, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the app icon in the list of apps on the home screen. Do not open it. Just keep the focus on the app.
  2. Long press the Select button on the remote until a menu appears. Select Move.
  3. Use the arrow keys to rearrange the app. Press the Select button to put it in the desired location.

How to Remove an App From Home Screen

To unpin an app from your TV's home screen, keep the focus on the app icon in the app list on the home screen. Then, long press the Select button and select Remove. Confirm on the screen that shows up.

Please note that removing the app will only hide it from the home screen. It will not be deleted. You can add it again from the Apps screen.

How to Uninstall Apps From Samsung Smart TV

To completely delete an app from your Samsung TV, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Apps from the home screen.
  2. Select the Settings icon to view the installed apps.
  3. Focus on the app that you want to uninstall. A menu will show up under the app. Select the Delete option. A confirmation window will show up. Select Delete.

Note: When you delete an app from your TV, it will be removed from the home screen and its data will also be deleted.

How to Reinstall a Samsung TV App

If you are facing an issue with an app on your Samsung smart TV, you can reinstall it using these steps:

  1. Go to Apps > Settings on your TV.
  2. Now, select the app that you want to reinstall. Choose Reinstall from the menu that shows up.

How to Lock a Samsung TV App

If you want to restrict access to a specific app on your TV, you can lock it with a PIN. Here's how:

Note: The default PIN for Samsung Smart TV is 0000.

  1. Go to the app settings screen from Apps > Settings icon.
  2. Select the app to lock and choose Lock from the menu.

How to Enable or Disable Auto-Update of Apps

To enable or disable the auto-update functionality of apps on your Samsung smart TV, go to Apps > Settings icon. You will find the Auto-update option at the top. Use the Select button on the remote to turn it on or off.

How to Close an App on Samsung Smart TV

To close a running app, simply press the Return button on the TV's remote. A confirmation box might show up for certain apps. Select the Exit button.

Now that you know how to manage apps on your Samsung smart TV, you can explore the best apps for your TV and make the most out of your viewing experience.