What is Samsung TV Plus? If you've just bought a new Samsung TV, are seriously considering it, or just haven't had time to explore every corner of your smart TV's interface, you may be wondering what this free (yes, free) content service is all about. ).
Samsung TV Plus is designed as a free (read: ad-supported) content platform, offering a unique mix of TV channels based on your region (US gets 115, for example, while of you in the UK have 49 smaller). ). That means you can get direct access to on-demand programming without having to pay for a Netflix or Disney Plus subscription right after spitting for a new TV.
If you've come across Samsung TV Plus before and didn't think there was much for you, that might have changed in the last few months. There are now more than twice as many TV channels (518) worldwide and twice as many Samsung TVs that support the app since last year.
So if you're looking for more information on Samsung TV Plus, what channels you can access and how many channels, and which TVs support it, read on for everything you might need below.
UPDATE: Samsung TV Plus has revamped the 2017-2020 Samsung TVs, with a new overlay layout that summarizes recently watched channels, as well as' best recommendations tailored to your viewing preferences. «. It seems that Samsung TV Plus is starting to be treated as its own content portal, rather than a plugin (previously, the service was quite awkward at the bottom of the home page, so it looks like a design change has been waiting since. long time.).
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- What is Samsung TV Plus? A free ad-supported content service exclusively for Samsung TVs. Despite similar naming conventions, this is not a paid subscription service like Disney Plus or Apple TV Plus.
- When was it released? Samsung TV Plus was established in 2015
- How many channels of Samsung TV Plus are there? Varies by region (more info below)
- Can I remove Samsung TV Plus? You can't remove the entire app from your Samsung TV, but you can remove individual channels in the app for a cleaner interface.
- Is Samsung TV Plus free? You gamble. Save these parts for a new soundbar or something
- Is Samsung TV Plus the same as Rakuten TV? No. The TV Plus app, however, includes some Rakuten TV channels.
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Samsung TV Plus app: where is it available?
Samsung TV Plus is available in a total of 11 countries: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, and Korea (where it was originally launched).
If your region is not included in this list, you will not be able to access Samsung TV Plus. Sorry! However, given the gradual expansion of the service, we would expect more territories to be included in the coming years, and Samsung tells us that more European countries will benefit from the service in 2021.
You can find the Samsung TV Plus app by turning on the TV and heading to the Samsung TV Plus icon on the home screen; It should be on the far left, in a fixed position rather than mixing with the XNUMXrd party apps.
Samsung TV Plus channels: What can you watch?
There are more than 500 TV channels available globally through Samsung TV Plus, although you will only get a portion of that total in each region:
- United States: 120
- Germany: 64
- Austria: 64
- Switzerland: 64
- United Kingdom: 49
- Canada: 35
- Korea: 35
- Thailand: 30
- France: 26
- Italy: 18
Each territory benefits from a combination of news, sports and entertainment channels. In the US, that means you get CBSN, USA Today, fubo Sports Network, BelN Sports, IGN, Anime All Day, Comedy Dynamics, Kitchen Nightmares, Docurama, Wipeout, Tastemade, and Toon Goggles. There are also a large number of channels dedicated to movies and music.
None of these will likely seem essential to watch, not in the same way as the best Netflix shows and Disney Plus movies, but they will certainly pass the time.
To remove TV channels that you are not interested in and prevent them from showing in the Recommended section, you can hover over the TV Plus application and select Channel List> Edit Channels> Remove.
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What TVs are compatible with Samsung TV Plus?
The exact Samsung TV models that support Samsung TV Plus, again, will vary by region, but you can count on new and recent models.
Samsung tells us that all 2016-2020 smart TVs in the US, Europe, and Thailand support the service, while those of you in Canada can access it on Samsung TVs manufactured as of 2017. However, the country sourced from Samsung, Korea, 2013 TVs support the service.
New models for 2020 like the Q950TS or Q80T QLED will also have dedicated Samsung TV Plus buttons on the TV remote control, that is, in the US and Canada.
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