Samsung is one of the largest and most recognizable manufacturers of Smart TVs. Samsung Smart TVs are loved by their users because they are made of quality metals with a good build, have a great picture, and provide a whole bunch of extra features. This is especially true for owners of Samsung smartphones and tablets. The fact is that Samsung, like Apple, has several applications and services that work only on their devices. For example, only Samsung devices can mirror the screen on Samsung TV without additional applications and devices, using the built-in function from Samsung. Also, if you own a Samsung TV, you have probably encountered their streaming service Samsung TV Plus.
This is a streaming service for owners of Samsung devices. Although it does not offer anything cardinally new, and most users do not use it regularly, it is nevertheless an excellent addition to your Smart TV. However, it ceases to be so lovely when it starts to automatically turn on its channels after using other applications. In this case, you may want to turn off this feature, so you don’t have to turn off Samsung TV Plus manually all the time. There are several ways to get rid of it. Let’s take a closer look at how it works and what you’ll need to do.
What is Samsung TV Plus
Let’s first understand what Samsung TV Plus is and how it works. This will help you better understand whether you need this service and why Samsung promotes it so aggressively. If you are interested in detailed instructions to stop it from auto-playing, you can go to the next section of the article to find this information.
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. There are quite a few TV channels that 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.
How to stop Samsung TV Plus auto-play
I have found three ways to stop Samsung TV Plus 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 in turn so you know which is best for you.
Disabling auto-switching apps
Samsung TV has such a function that automatically starts the last application. However, it would be best if you considered that this function will not only work with Samsung TV Plus but will be disabled entirely. 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 General tab.
- Next, you need to select Smart Features.
- Here, find the Autorun Last app and hit Enter or Ok to turn it off.
After this, you may also need to restart your Samsung Smart TV. The network also recommends 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 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 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 did not disable the Samsung TV Plus application or do not want to do this, 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.
- Click on Edit Channels.
- Click Select all and hit the Delete button.
After this, all channels on your account will be deleted, and Samsung TV Plus will stop boring you with their auto-activation.