10 great streaming apps on Samsung TV
A guide to the best Samsung apps on your screen...
23 Apr 2020
Samsung TVs are stacked with handy and entertaining apps – from platforms like Netflix to gaming services like PlayStation Now. And you can scroll through them easily with Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant.
Plus, the Universal Guide puts all shows and content together in one searchable place – so there’s no need to jump between different platforms when you’re looking for a classic film or TV show. Under the hood is Samsung’s powerful OS – meaning that switching between apps is intuitive, smooth and easy.
And with such a large choice of apps to check out, we thought we’d go through and pick out some of the best…
1. Netflix for the boxset bingers
Netflix is crammed with must-watch shows that everybody’s talking about. You’ll probably already find it installed on your television – but it can be found with a simple search and downloaded if not. Why not put on Stranger Things for a return visit to horrifying Hawkins?
2. Samsung TV Plus for channel surfers
While it’s great to watch what you want on demand, there’s nothing wrong with having your old terrestrial and freeview channels in one place for your soap opera fix or unmissable event TV. Samsung TV Plus groups your old favourites together plus throws in a few speciality options too.
3. PlayStation Now for the gamers
Did you know that you can play PlayStation games on your TV? PlayStation Now means you can play an extensive catalogue of 700 modern and classic PS games. No console required. Why not check out snowboarding title Steep or 2010 classic Western, Red Dead Redemption?
4. Spotify for the music lovers
With over 30 million tracks available, you can turn your telly into the ultimate jukebox with Spotify Premium. Search for songs, follow your favourite artists and make your own playlists that you can share with mates. Get notifications for when new music drops and stay ahead of the curve.
5. Amazon Video for Prime entertainment
With Amazon Video you'll get a wide range of TV shows, films, stand up and documentaries. The service comes with Amazon Prime but you can also purchase extra movies and shows. Check out Vikings for medieval adventure on an epic scale.
6. YouTube for serial subscribers
YouTube for Samsung TV is stacked with all your favourite content creators, handy how to videos and music videos. Think of any subject and there’s probably a video on it. Especially, if that thought is about cats. Its interface is also simple to use on your Samsung TV.
7. Plex for the PC purists
If you have a lot of files and folders on your PC hard drive crammed with music and movies, why not enjoy them on your Samsung TV screen? Plex takes those files and gives them the streaming platform treatment – so suddenly your movies and music are easy to find and play. Plus, PC gamers can even cast their games - putting online tournaments onto the big screen.
8. BFI Player for movie buffs
While you can find a selection of movies on other big platforms, BFI Player is dedicated to the silver screen with cult and classic movies covering every genre from thrillers to Hollywood classics. So, the only thing you’ll need to provide is the popcorn.
9. National Geographic Kids for the animal lovers
Leave your kids in awe with inspirational and educational content from NGK – including nature documentaries, shows about world cultures and interactive games. As it’s Nat Geo, you can expect mind-blowing images that will look great on your Samsung TV. It’s bound to get little imaginations racing. Who knows? Maybe you’re nurturing the next David Attenborough…
10. Apple TV+ for trend setters
Recently released, you can now get Apple TV+ on Samsung TVs. And since Apple TV+ is the new kid on the block, it's all about building a fresh slate of original shows with big names stars - from Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show to Samuel L Jackson in The Banker.
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