Samsung Smart TV comes with several apps. You might be familiar with popular ones such as Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, or even Vudu but there’s more to it. There are other useful and interesting apps you can find there that might be worth your while. You will find some of them below:
This is a complete weather app that is easy to navigate and easy to read at a glance. There are two Accuweather apps in the Samsung App store, a paid version, and a free version. The free Accuweather app may be all you need if you live in one of the larger cities listed in the app.
For those who live outside the listed cities, the paid Accuweather app ($2.99), will display forecasts by specific cities or zip codes. It shows 10-day forecasts, satellite, and hour-by-hour weather maps. The app will also provide weather warnings listed.
When you get up in the morning, this app can help kickstart your day. On the left is a large digital clock and calendar so you can see what day it is and stay on time. The center section of the screen is an hour-by-hour weather report for the day—helpful when deciding what you want to wear to work. On the right side of the screen is a local map with traffic so you’ll know what time you want to leave and the best route.
Fandango purchased the M-Go service and built upon it to create FandangoNOW. If you used M-Go, all of your purchases will be available on FandangoNOW.
Though the app is free, content is either available for rent or for purchase. Purchases made through the FandangoNOW app will earn you Fandango VIP points that can be used for discounts on future purchases.
If you enjoy TED Talks, now you can watch them from the comfort of your couch or favorite chair using the TED app. The app is free. You have access to more than a thousand videos of business leaders, musicians, techies, medical experts, and many more who offer enlightening insights and perspectives on a great range of topics you might be interested in.
If you are having trouble trying to find what content is available on your Samsung Smart TV, then PLEX will help you.
PLEX provides a way to organize your content so that it can be easily accessed on your Samsung smart TV. This means that you can access any compatible media content that is stored on your PC or MAC, you just have to make sure that you have the PLEX App installed on your TV and PLEX media server software installed on your PC or MAC.
The app is free! However, if you decide to upgrade to PLEX Premium ($4.99 mo, $39.99 yr, $119.99 lifetime). You can watch and record live TV on your PC or the cloud (antenna and tuner required, as well as the ability to sync your content with compatible mobile devices.
If you have a Samsung 4K Ultra HD TV and can stream in 4K, then check out UltraFlix.
This app provides access to a host of both free and paid 4K content that you will enjoy. Many movies can be rented for $4.99, usually with a 48-hour viewing window. Content offerings change periodically, so check it out. The best part, you only need a 4 to 5mbps broadband speed and, if you have an HDR-enabled TV, some content includes that feature.
Vimeo/Best Samsung Smart TV Apps
YouTube is not the only source of the free original uploaded video content. Vimeo offers thousands of videos from many sources, including aspiring amateur filmmakers. The best way to get started is by checking out Vimeo’s staff picks.
Shout Factory TV/Best Samsung Smart TV Apps
If you are a cult TV and movie fan, this is the app for you! Shout Factory TV provides access to a host of great content, such as select Roger Corman films, and sci-fi classics such as A Boy and His Dog and Dreamscape. Also, if you like really “bad” movies, check out collections from Elvira’s Movie Macabre, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Rifftrax.
You can even binge-watch old TV shows, such as Father Knows Best, Dennis The Menace, even Super Sentai (the original Japanese Power Rangers!).
In addition, there is also some original programming and other special content. The best part – You can watch it for free – the downside, titles move in and out on a periodic basis, so if you find something you like, watch it!
Standard Video Streaming Apps
Of course, Samsung TVs feature the familiar standards in video streaming subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu. You can also download apps for video-on-demand services that let you pay as you go, such as Vudu and CinemaNow. Most offer similar titles and are actually run on the same platform. Vudu is known for its higher-quality video and sound, including the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound releases.
Samsung Apps for Both TVs and Blu-ray Disc Players
Samsung Apps are available not just on their line of TVs, but also on other Samsung devices such as network-enabled Blu-ray Disc players, as well as Samsung mobile devices.
- SPSN—Samsung Product Support Network/Best Samsung Smart TV Apps
This app contains video tutorials for all Samsung products. Choose from cell phones to computers to the TV you are using and learn how to not just do the basics with the device, but tips on how to get the most out of it.