What are the best Samsung smart TV apps?

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    Free Trial

    #1Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Margaret Gilbert
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "Wow it's pretty easy to watch Netflix on my Samsung smart. Especially if the Internet connection is smooth then my watching experience is very good too."
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    #2YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Madison Long
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I swapped my 2014 Samsung model for a 2017 Samsung TV (with cash) because I wanted to have YouTube. I love watching YT on HD and my HD Samsung gave me the full HD experience with this YT app."
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    Free Trial

    #3HBO NOW

    HBO NOW

    HBO NOW is a video-on-demand service offering a variety of news, comedy specials, documentaries special events, movies, and shows such as Game of Thrones, Westworld, Barry, and more.

    Websites

    $14.99- 1 month

    Dolores Vásquez
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "Even tho I have Netflix, I still turn to HBO for their exclusive shows. So I still download it in order to satisfy my watching needs and this runs really good on my samsung smart tv!!! Game of Thrones anyone????"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that attempts to launch color television started during the 1950s despite experiments for it being conducted at the same time during the development of commercial black and white television way back in the 1880s? A huge improvement to the monochrome black and white television which only displayed grayscale pictures, a practical demonstration of mechanically-scanned color television was given by John Logie Baird in 1928, but the limitations of the system made it impossible to produce. In August 1944, Baird gave the world’s first demonstration of a practical fully electronic color television display. Meanwhile, in the United States of America, color standards that were commercially competing were developed, resulting in the NTSC standard for color that retained its compatibility with the previous monochrome system. It was not until the early 1970s that color TV in the USA outsold black and white monochrome units, despite the NTSC color standard being proclaimed in 1953.

The first commercial color broadcast was aired on June 25, 1951, when CBS offered an hour-long program titled PremiereAfter the switch from black and white to color television, most programs and shows that have been previously shown in grayscale were now promoted as “In Color!” and promotional spots often mentioned the color status.

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    #4Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Olivia Quintero
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "As my speakers can only connect directly to my samsung smart tvs and not to my iPhone (coz it would requrie some sort of adapter), I use my tv to access spotify to create some sort of house music at home. Ahhh how relaxing!"
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    #5DIRECTV

    DIRECTV

    DIRECTV is a streaming and a video-on-demand service that enables users to watch live sports events through channels such as NBC, ESPN, and more. It also has some of the widely-known movies and TV shows for the subscribers to choose from.

    Websites

    $59.99- Varies by plan

    Crystal Rose
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "There's no current DIRECTV app for Samsung smart TVs, so for now users must use an alternate streaming device. DIRECTV is slated to join the Samsung smart TV app lineup in the future, and will offer a limited selection of channels and local programming in some markets. "
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    #6Smart TV Remote

    Smart TV Remote

    With Smart TV Remote, you can switch TV channel from your phone. The app lets you control completely your smart TV. Also, you can set favorite channels. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Andrew James
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Smart TV Remote available on Android is an app that allows you to control the TV from your phone or tablet. It is catered to Samsung smart TVs that have the ability to to listen to external devices for remote control abilities and does a good job doing so. The only bad thing about the app is that users claim that there are tons of ads within the app."
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    #7Samsung Smart View

    Samsung Smart View

    Samsung Smart View is an official app for controlling your smart TV. You can launch videos, movies, TV shows or others from your mobile phone. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Tejas Kadam
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I do not have any Apple product or any smart TV so I do not know anything these. But based on reviews and ratings, it seems this app does not work at all. Well, a samsung product that does not work with an IOS app; well no surprise. Get an Android phone and manage your Samsung smart tv like a boss."
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    #8Peel Smart Remote

    Peel Smart Remote

    Peel Smart Remote is an app that can replace your TV remote with all the same features. It works also as a personalized TV guide, making suggestions for shows you might like.

    Apps

    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Bobby Sullivan
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "I recently broke my Smart TV's remote and did not want to pay the high price to replace it so I searched and found the Peel Smart Remote app in the app store. It had good reviews and rating so I decided to give it a try. This remote is wonderful! I love to be able to control my TV from my phone and the icons for my favorite shows that I have added to the remote work great! If I ever get a new TV, I will no longer use the remote! This app is the best!!"
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    #9myTifi

    myTifi

    mytifi is a useful and simple app helps you control your smart TV from your mobile phone. You can switch channels, select the source you want and much more. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Austin Silva
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "I just received an Samsung smart TV for my birthday and I wanted to find the best app to control and work the TV from my iPhone. A coworker of mine recommended the app "myTifi". I decided to give it a try and must say that I was very pleased. I think that the app is extremely simple to use and very helpful in controlling my Samsung TV. It is something I would definitely recommend for anyone with a Samsung smart TV. "
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    #10NBC Sports

    NBC Sports

    NBC Sports is a website that offers sports live streaming in HD and much more. It is a place for users to find sports content, and it is ideal for those who want to enjoy Formula 1, Football, and other sports at the highest quality.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kyle Harris
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "I've followed NBC Sports ever since they first aired live the Super Bowl, so I'm thrilled having the app on my samsung tv. It's pretty much easy to activate. I just went to nbc.com/activate/samsung which prompted me to enter my activation code and voila, I'm enjoying the sports shows online!"

Summary

Best What are the best Samsung smart TV apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NetflixStreaming Services 14 Paid
2YouTubeWebsites 13 Free
3HBO NOWWebsites 11 Paid
4SpotifyApps 7 Free
5DIRECTVWebsites 7 Paid
6Smart TV RemoteApps 6 Free
7Samsung Smart ViewApps 5 Free
8Peel Smart RemoteApps 3 Free
9myTifiApps 1 Free
10NBC SportsWebsites -1 Free
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