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How to disable Samsung TV Plus

Samsung TV is considered one of the most advanced Smart TVs on the market today. Users prefer them because of their high build quality, good picture quality, and the presence of the Smart TV Tizen system. Although many complain about it and it is not the ideal solution, in my experience, it is one of the most convenient among the major manufacturers. Moreover, like Apple, Samsung provides its users with exclusive tools and applications available only on Samsung products. For example, Samsung TV users can use the Samsung TV Plus service.

In short, it is a free advertising-oriented streaming service. However, some users note that Samsung promotes it insistently and can even include it automatically as a recommendation. So it will be helpful for you to know how to disable Samsung TV Plus in case it becomes too intrusive. You can do this either through the home menu and settings or the service menu. Let’s understand how this service works and what you need to eliminate.

What is Samsung TV Plus

First, let’s find out what Samsung TV Plus is and how it works to understand better whether you should disable it. If you are not interested in detailed information about Samsung Smart TV, you can skip to the next section of this article, where all the steps and ways to do it will be shown.

Samsung TV Plus is a free on-demand service for video and TV channels. The primary function is Internet TV and online broadcasting of regular channels. This service is not aimed at a full-fledged streaming audience. It is more similar to YouTube TV or Fibo TV. What makes Samsung Plus TV different is that it is entirely free. You won’t have to pay for a subscription to this service, but you will be forced to watch the obligatory commercials. Moreover, Samsung TV Plus has no paid option with ads disabled.

If we talk about devices where Samsung TV Plus is available, they are limited to devices manufactured by Samsung. These are Samsung Smart TVs with Tizen or Chromecast operating systems and smartphones or Galaxy tablets from Samsung. On other devices, you will not be able to download the Samsung TV Plus application and will not have access to this service. Including the application is also not available on TV set-top boxes.

How to disable Samsung TV Plus

Let’s now understand how you can turn off Samsung TV Plus using the home menu on your Samsung Smart TV. This method is straightforward; you need a few clicks on the remote control. To do this, you need to:

  • Turn on the TV and navigate to the Samsung TV home page using the Home button (or the corresponding one)
  • Next, in the list of apps, find and point to the Samsung TV Plus app.
  • Press the down arrow on your remote.
  • You will see two options in the drop-down menu: Move and Remove. Select the Remove option.
  • You will see a dialog box confirming your actions. You must choose the Disable button and press Enter on your remote control.

This method is quite simple and does not require any additional knowledge. After that, the Samsung TV Plus application will no longer bother you, but you still have the option to return it at any time. To do this, you need to find Samsung TV Plus in the list of applications and re-enable it.

How to disable Samsung TV Plus via the service menu

If the first method does not suit you, you can use the service menu to disable the Samsung TV Plus application at the software level. However, if you decide to use this method, you should be very careful. A service menu is primarily a tool for developers, and if you press all the buttons in a row without hesitation, you can cause significant harm to your Samsung TV. For this, you will need the following:

  • Turn off your Samsung TV.
  • Then turn it on and quickly press the key combination to go to the Service Menu. Most newer Samsung TVs require pressing (INFO), (MENU), (MUTE), and (POWER). However, I recommend that you look at the instruction manual and look for the exact combination for your TV there.
  • After that, in the service menu, select Options Menu.
  • Here you need to go to Engineer Options.
  • Find TV Plus Support and turn it off in the list.
  • Turn off the TV to exit the service menu.

After turning on your Samsung TV, you will find that Samsung TV Plus is no longer working. Please note that you will need to enter the Service Menu to enable it again. You will need to repeat all the steps from the instructions above precisely and not do anything you are unsure about. As I mentioned in this menu, you can harm the third-party components of your Samsung TV.

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