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How to stop Samsung TV Plus from automatically playing

If you’re tired of Samsung TV Plus automatically playing when you turn on the home screen on your Samsung TV, then you have a few ways to get rid of it. You can: disable auto-switching apps, turn off Samsung TV Plus or delete all channels in Samsung TV Plus.

To disable the auto-switching apps feature, you need to go to settings and find the auto-start settings there. If you need this feature, disabling Samsung TV Plus from the apps tab on Samsung TV is easier. Or you can go to the channel list and select all of them. After that, just delete them. Samsung TV Plus cannot play automatically if there are no channels to play.

Let me show you how to do this with pictures and step-by-step instructions.

How to stop Samsung TV Plus auto-play

I have found three ways to stop Samsung TV Plus app from turning on automatically. You can turn off the auto-switching apps feature, disable Samsung TV Plus, or delete all channels from it so that the service stops turning on “your favorite channels” for you. Let’s look at each of these methods to determine which is best for you.

Disable auto-switching apps

Samsung TV has such a function that automatically starts the last app. Although this function does not work only with Samsung TV Plus, it is the most frequent cause of autoplay. To do this, you need to:

  • Open Settings on your Samsung Smart TV using the special button on your remote or through the home screen.
  • After that, go to the All Settings tab.
  • Next, you need to select General & Privacy.
  • Here you need to select Start Screen Options.
  • Find the Autorun Last app here and hit Enter or Ok to turn it off.

If you have an older Samsung TV, then you need to move through the following steps: Settings > General > Smart Features > Autorun Last App. You can read more about them in the video below.

After this, you may also need to restart your Samsung Smart TV. I can also recommend unplugging it for 60 seconds and then plugging it back in. Alternatively, you can hold the power button until your TV reboots.

Turn off Samsung TV Plus

If you like the auto switch feature but are unhappy only with the Samsung TV Plus, you can disable it. To do this, you need the following:

  • Press the Home button on your remote control.
  • Then find the Samsung TV Plus app in the list.
  • Press and hold the Enter or OK button. If that doesn’t work, then press the down button.
  • From the pop-up menu, select Remove.
  • Then click Disable in the pop-up window.
    • Note that the pop-up window will also have a Remove button. If you click on it, the Samsung TV Plus app will disappear from the home screen but will still be active.

Note that you can reactivate the app at any time. To do this, find it in the list of applications and reactivate it. Delete the standard application from the Samsung Smart TV is not possible.

Delete all channels in Samsung TV Plus

If you do not want to disable the Samsung TV Plus app, you can delete all channels from your list, and then the application must stop automatically switching to them. To do this, you need to:

  • Press the Home button.
  • Hover over Samsung TV Plus and select Channel List on the top of it.
  • Click on Edit Channels.
  • Click on Select All and hit the Delete button.
  • After that, you may see a pop-up window suggesting searching for new channels. Click Сancel to close it.

After this, all channels on your account will be deleted, and Samsung TV Plus will stop boring you with their auto-activation. Please note that this way, you will lose all programmed channels. If you need them, you will have to start searching for them again.

How to delete Samsung TV Plus from Samsung TV

Since the Samsung TV Plus application is pre-installed on your Samsung TV, you can only uninstall it using developer mode. To remove Samsung TV Plus from your Samsung TV using Developer mode, you can follow these unique steps:

  • Begin by accessing the Smart Hub on your Samsung TV.
  • Navigate to the Apps screen within the Smart Hub menu.
  • Using the numerical keypad on your TV remote, enter the code “12345”.
  • Look for the option labeled “Developer mode” and select it, then press the OK button to confirm.
  • Restart your TV to apply the changes made in Developer mode.
  • Once the TV has restarted, go back to the Apps screen within the Smart Hub.
  • Locate the Samsung TV Plus app from the list of installed applications. Press the down arrow on your remote control to access additional options. Or go to Settings in the Apps window to access the list of app options.
  • Look for the “Deep Link Test” option and select it to open the test. Close the Deep Link Test after it has been opened.
  • Return to the Apps screen and find the Samsung TV Plus app again. This time, the option to “Delete” the app should be available. Select it.

If the Delete option is still grayed out, restart another TV and repeat the process. Please note that with the next firmware update of your Samsung TV, the application may reinstall itself.

What is Samsung TV Plus

Samsung TV Plus is the exclusive streaming TV service for Samsung TV users. It is available exclusively on Samsung smartphones, tablets, and Smart TVs. Its distinctive feature is that it is entirely free of charge. Of course, you will have to watch ads from time to time, as this is how Samsung monetizes its service. It is also interesting that Samsung TV Plus cannot buy a subscription without advertising. You can watch it only based on the ad-free service.

Speaking of content, Samsung does not produce its content for this series, and the company does not buy the rights for video on demand from third-party producers. This service is more like YouTube TV or Fibo TV and gives you Internet TV. Quite a few TV channels give you access to news, movies, and sports content. By default, Samsung TV Plus can be turned on after using the apps and other channels on Samsung TV, so Samsung is trying to promote its free service.



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