What is Samsung TV Plus? If you’ve simply purchased a brand new Samsung TV, are significantly contemplating it, or simply haven’t obtained spherical to exploring each nook and cranny in your good TV interface, you could be questioning what this free (sure, free) content material service is all about.
Samsung TV Plus is designed as a free (learn: ad-supported) content material platform, providing a singular mixture of TV channels relying in your area (the US will get 115, as an illustration, whereas these of you in the UK get a extra modest 49). That means you will get proper to watching on-demand programming with out having to pay for a Netflix or Disney Plus subscription proper after coughing up for a brand new TV.
If you’ve come throughout Samsung TV Plus earlier than, and didn’t assume there was a lot on it for you, which may have modified in the previous few months. There are actually over twice as many TV channels (518) worldwide, and double the variety of Samsung TVs supporting the app since final 12 months.
So for those who’re after extra details about Samsung TV Plus, what and what number of channels you’ll be able to entry, and which TVs help it, learn on for every thing you possibly can presumably want beneath.
UPDATE: Samsung TV Plus has obtained one thing of an overhaul on 2017-2020 Samsung TVs, with a brand new overlay format that summarizes recently-viewed channels, in addition to “top recommendations tailored to their viewing preferences”. It feels like Samsung TV Plus is beginning to be handled as its personal content material portal, relatively than an add-on (beforehand, the service was discovered fairly awkwardly poking out of the backside finish of the dwelling web page, so a design change appears lengthy overdue).
Cut to the chase
- What is Samsung TV Plus? A free, ad-supported content material service, unique to Samsung TVs. Despite comparable naming conventions, it’s not a paid subscription service in the vein of Disney Plus or Apple TV Plus
- When did it launch? Samsung TV Plus was created in 2015
- How many Samsung TV Plus channels are there? Varies between areas (extra on this beneath)
- Can I take away Samsung TV Plus? You can’t delete the total app out of your Samsung TV, although you’ll be able to take away particular person channels inside the app for a cleaner interface
- Is Samsung TV Plus free? You betcha. Save these cash for a brand new soundbar or one thing
- Is Samsung TV Plus the similar as Rakuten TV? No. The TV Plus app does embody some Rakuten TV channels, although.
Samsung TV Plus app: the place is it accessible?
Samsung TV Plus is obtainable in a complete of 11 international locations worldwide: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, and Korea (the place it initially launched).
If your area isn’t included in that checklist, you’ll be able to’t entry Samsung TV Plus. Sorry! Given the gradual enlargement of the service, although, we might anticipate new territories to be included in the coming years – and Samsung tells us that extra European international locations will get the service in 2021.
You can discover the Samsung TV Plus app by turning on the tv and heading to the Samsung TV Plus icon on the dwelling display – it needs to be on the far left, in a hard and fast place relatively than blended with the third-party apps.
Samsung TV Plus channels: what are you able to watch?
There are over 500 TV channels accessible worldwide by Samsung TV Plus, although you’ll solely get a portion of that complete in every area:
- US: 120
- Germany: 64
- Austria: 64
- Switzerland: 64
- UK: 49
- Canada: 35
- Korea: 35
- Thailand: 30
- France: 26
- Spain: 18
- Italy: 18
Each territory advantages from a mixture of information, sports activities, and leisure channels. In the US, meaning you get the likes of CBSN, USA Today, fubo Sports Network, BelN Sports, IGN, Anime All Day, Comedy Dynamics, Kitchen Nightmares, Docurama, Wipeout, Tastemade, and Toon Goggles. There are a bunch of devoted film and music channels too.
None of those will doubtless really feel like important watching – not in the similar approach as the finest Netflix exhibits and Disney Plus motion pictures on the market – however they’re going to actually cross the time.
To take away TV channels you’re not eager on – and stop them from arising in the Recommended part – you’ll be able to hover over the TV Plus app and choose Channel List > Edit Channels > Delete.
Which TVs help Samsung TV Plus?
The actual Samsung TV fashions that help Samsung TV Plus will, once more, differ between areas, however you’ll be able to depend on it that includes on new and up to date fashions.
We’re instructed by Samsung that every one 2016-2020 good TVs in the US, Europe and Thailand help the service, whereas these of you in Canada can entry it on Samsung TVs made in 2017 onwards. In Samsung’s dwelling nation of Korea, although, TVs as outdated as 2013 help the service.
New-for-2020 fashions like the Q950TS or Q80T QLED will include devoted Samsung TV Plus buttons on the TV distant, too – that’s, in the US and Canada.
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