01 What is Samsung TV Plus? 02 Platforms 03 Availability 04 Features 05 Channels 06 Alternatives 07 Other FAQ
Samsung currently sells more TVs than any other company in the world. As a result, many eyes are watching the streaming content on these TVs. A few years ago, the company decided to launch Samsung TV Plus, a free streaming service for TVs, smartphones, and tablets. However, it appears that Samsung is trying to expand the service beyond its own products.
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In this article, we’ll look at Samsung TV Plus, as well as how to access it, even if you don’t have a Samsung device.
What is Samsung TV Plus?
Samsung TV Plus is a streaming service with over 100 “channels” of content to watch in the United States. This allows Samsung Smart TV owners, as well as smartphone and tablet customers, to entertain or learn for free. It was first launched in 2015 as a video rental service for Samsung TVs in the US. It later changed its business model to the current ad-supported video streaming service.
Samsung TV Plus is among the top five most popular apps on Samsung Smart TVs.
In an article for Protocol in September 2020, Sang Kim of Samsung Electronics SVP said that Samsung TV Plus was one of the five best apps on the company’s smart TVs and one of the two best free apps to use. It was launched for Samsung mobile devices in 2020 and on the web in 2021.
Of course, Samsung TV Plus is mainly available for the company’s smart TVs. You can find the app on Samsung TVs made in 2016 and later. The mobile application is only available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets. You can download it from the Google Play Store or Samsung’s internal Galaxy Store.
In May 2021, the web version of the service was launched on SamsungTvPlus.com. This allows any computer or mobile device with a browser to access it without downloading any app.
Where is it available?
Samsung TV Plus is currently available in 27 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Keep in mind that the web version is only available, at least for now, in the US. Also, the choice of channels on the service varies from country to country.
Features and User Interface
Samsung TV Plus is organized as a guide for cable or satellite TV. There are channels that you can browse, and they have many categories. These channels broadcast content 24/7, again as a streaming or cable service. Categories include news (including live streams), movies, TV shows, documentaries, sports, music, and more.
You can also access the latest channels you have watched in the interface and mark your favorite channels for quick access without having to navigate. You can add specific shows and movies to your watchlist and set reminders when they become available.
In addition to channels, there are plenty of movies and TV shows that you can stream and watch on demand.
Samsung TV Plus channels
As mentioned, the number of channels on your Samsung TV Plus app will likely vary depending on where you live. In this article, we focus on the United States, which has over 100 channels for browsing and streaming.
Some of these channels include:
CBS News 24/7 live news broadcast from CBS
Baywatch – Indulge yourself in watching Camp Savior drama.
Shoot Factory TV – It’s your home for classic movies and TV, including Mystery Science Theater 3000.
TNA Effect Control – Watch professional wrestlers fight in the ring on this 24/7 channel
Live TV Court Enter the courtroom to watch the court proceedings live.
Bon appetite Learn to cook with some of the best chefs in the world.
Samsung TV Plus Alternatives
If you have a Samsung smart TV or mobile device, you already have plenty of other free streaming services that you can check out.
Pluto TV is probably the best free streaming service that uses the channel guide format. It contains much more content than Samsung TV Plus, including content that is not currently available on any other free service.
Tubi TV is the home of live news broadcasting, with more than 80 different local news stations across the country that can be accessed from its channel guide. You can also watch many movies and TV shows on demand.
NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service offers a channel guide with access to NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC News, plus sports talk shows and more. For $4.99 per month, you get access to even more on-demand movies and shows. You can also pay $9.99 per month to enjoy the ad-free service, which is not available on Samsung TV Plus.
Other questions and answers
a question : Does Samsung TV Plus Offer 4K Streams?
a: The service offers some channels that broadcast in 4K resolution. However, you’ll need a Samsung Smart TV that supports 4K streaming to get the full effect.
a question : Does the service use ads?
a: Yes, you will see advertisements on the service, either by watching live streaming channels or by watching on-demand movies and shows.
a question : Is the service currently working?
a: Unfortunately, Samsung TV Plus is strictly an internet service at this time.
a question : Does Samsung plan to allow the service to be provided outside of its own products?
a: At the moment, the only way to access the service without a Samsung device is via the web. The Android app will not work on non-Samsung smartphones or tablets. It is possible that the company will expand the reach of the service platform in the future.
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