The best apps for your Samsung Smart TV with Tizen

Today we bring you the best apps for a Samsung Smart TV, those that have the Tizen operating system. This includes both new models with Tizen 5.5 like other TVs from a few years ago with older versions.

On Samsung TVs, applications can be installed through the Smart Hub. The TV brings a few pre-installed applications, although it has many more apps in its store, which you must download in order to use. We have chosen the more interesting Tizen Smart TV apps available in the Samsung store.



Having the Netflix application installed on the TV is practically essential, as it is one of the services of streaming movies and series most popular, with a mix of yesterday’s and today’s hits and exclusive content. The application works reasonably well and is not too different from the version for mobiles and tablets.

Amazon Prime Video


Amazon Prime Video follows more or less the same premise as Netflix, albeit with its own selection of movies and series. Like Netflix, it is a paid service, although the service is included inside Amazon Prime. That is, if you are from Amazon Prime, you have access to the Amazon Prime Video catalog without paying anything extra.



HBO is another streaming service that mixes series and movies. The cost of the subscription is about 8.99 euros per month and, although the application itself is not as polished as the competition, it gives you access to exclusive quality series such as Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Westworld and so many others.



Disney+ It is one of the latest streaming platforms to be launched, although it came out in style with versions for almost any device, including televisions. This streaming service is priced at about 6.99 euros per month and includes content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars y National Geographic.



An application that cannot be missing from any TV is YouTube. Unlike the previous ones, you do not have to pay if you do not want, in exchange for receiving ads from time to time. The YouTube version for Samsung Smart TV is quite acceptable, with support for subtitles and easy to control with the remote control of the TV. YouTube content needs no introduction – you’ll find everything from authentic masterpieces to content hard to digest.



In the Samsung TVs of sports lovers you can not miss DAZN, he sports streaming service. The cost of the subscription is about 9.99 euros per month, which gives you access to the Premier League, Moto GP, Copa del Rey football matches, UFC, boxing and more sports content.



Also sports, but free, RTVE Teledeporte is another application that cannot be missed by those who like to watch sporting events on TV. In the application you will see both live sporting events as recorded and to a higher quality than in the traditional broadcast on DTT. The broadcast covers all kinds of national and international disciplines and competitions, from athletics, skating, soccer to basketball or sailing.

Rakuten TV


Rakuten is a streaming service for movies, series and documentaries in which you can choose how you want to consume its content. Either you pay a monthly subscription like in Netflix, or you rent or buy the movies or you watch the content free, but with ads. The subscription costs about 6.99 euros per month and renting a movie has a price that ranges from € 0.99 to € 4.99.

Apple TV


Those who are in the Apple ecosystem can bring a piece of the apple to TV with the official Apple TV application. This means that with the application you can access your library of movies, series and music, as well as the content of Apple TV+, Apple’s streaming service.

Samsung TV Plus


Samsung TV Plus is an application that comes pre-installed on Samsung TVs that offers you free content: news, sports, entertainment. The available offering is a medley that mixes open channels with content from YouTube creators, music and plus. In total it is something like add 50 more channels to TV.



MiTele is the official application of Mediaset Spain, the group that includes Telecinco, Cuatro, Factoría de Ficción, Boing, Divinity and Energy. In the application you will be able to see series and programs on demand such as La que se avecina, Elementary, Big Brother or Fourth Millennium, to name a few. To see the content without ads, you must pay 3 euros per month to get MiTele Plus.



Atresplayer is the same, but from Atresmedia, the group that includes the channels Antena 3, La Sexta, Neox, Nova and Mega. In the application you can consult programs and series a la carte for free, and it also has an Atresplayer Premium service, with previews, without advertising and for 2.99 euros per month.

Facebook Watch


The Facebook Watch application is something of a spin-off of the Facebook video section. It is not at the same height as YouTube, but having it installed you can send videos to be played on TV from your PC or mobile from the Facebook application or web, so it is a good resource if you use this network frequently and want to see some video or direct on the big screen.



Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services, with both a paid version and a free version, with ads and limited. The application for TV allows you listen to your favorite music on TV, which is a good alternative if you don’t have a speaker to connect your mobile to.



Another interesting application is that of TuneIn, the largest collection of radios. With TuneIn, you can use your Samsung Smart TV to listen to radio stations from around the world via the Internet, that is, without worrying about reception or antennas. The stations are categorized and you also have a search engine.

Steam Link


Steam Link is an interesting application for the most gamers. Having Steam installed on a PC, you can connect a controller or keyboard and mouse to the TV and play using the TV screen. This application is only available for Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 onwards (or from 2017, if you want 4K resolution).



Plex it is something similar to Steam Link. You create a Plex server on a PC and put videos and photos on it, creating in a way tu propio Netflix. In addition, free channels with varied content are also included that you can consult from the application.

Web Video Caster receiver


If you have trouble casting content to your Samsung TV, you can try using Web Video Caster. With this application you can send content to TV in a similar way as if you had a Chromecast, although for this you must download and use your own application, available for Android phones and iPhone.



Lastly, it never hurts to see the weather forecast anytime. Accuweather is one of the most famous applications in this regard, being able to see the current status and the forecast for the next hours and days from the couch.

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