Select the Best Samsung Smart TV Apps Netflix vs Pandora vs Hulu ... and 5 more

Edited by Frank Fazio, Eng

The best part of owning a smart TV is that you can install the same apps that you can install on your smartphone. Since you will want to watch and experience a different media types on your Samsung, they have provided you with the ability to choose from 200+ apps to suit your needs.

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App 1: Netflix

With close to 80 million subscribers in 130 different countries, Netflix is the king of the movie streamers. There are 3 different subscription options ranging from $7.99 to $11.99 and each has different options. The highest priced subscription will allow 4 concurrent screens, so a family of four could all watch different movies at the same time. To set up your Netflix on your Samsung Smart TV, follow the directions below:

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  1. 1
    Select Netflix from your app home screen
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  2. 2
    Select Sign In
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    1. Select Yes to "Are you already a Netflix Subscriber"
    2. If you are not already a subscriber, go to Netflix.com and sign up
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  3. 3
    When you see an authorization code, enter it at Netflix.com/activate  
    1. If you do not see an activate code, just sign in with your username and password
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  4. 4
    If you would like to start over or use a different username, press the following on your remote:  
    1. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up
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  5. 5
    Now select Sign Out, Start Over, or Deactivate
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App 2: Pandora

The Pandora app for your Samsung TV will give you personalized radio and evolves with your taste in music. You can create personalized stations from hundreds of channels. To set up the Pandora app on your Samsung, follow the steps below:

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  1. 1
    Press the Info button on remote
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  2. 2
    Go to the Internet TV menu
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  3. 3
    Launch Pandora
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  4. 4
    Get the access code
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  5. 5
    Go to www.pandora.com/samsung and enter the code
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  6. 6
    Create an account if you do not have one
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  7. 7
    Click OK on the Pandora Welcome screen
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  8. 8
    Select Pandora again
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App 3: Hulu

If you want ti watch original series, full episodes of hit shows, current episodes or movies, Hulu is the app to download. Right now they are offering a month of programming for free. Like Netflix, the monthly plans are reasonable, starting at $7.99 a month. Homeland, South Park and Empire are just some of the shows you can watch on Hulu.

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  1. 1
    Select the Hulu app on your Samsung Smart TV
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  • 2
    Select Log in
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  • 3
    Make note of the activation code on the screen
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    Open up a web browser on a computer an go to hulu.com/activate
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  • 5
    Log in if prompted
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  • 6
    Enter the code from your Samsung
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  • 7
    Click activate
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    Wait about 45 seconds and your Samsung should connect
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  • App 4: Vudu

    Vudu is your streaming movie & TV app that is more like iTunes than Netflix. Instead of paying a monthly fee to watch movies, you instead rent the movie. Vudu is owned by WalMart, and if you rent a movie and like it, you can purchase it outright. Not only can you use Vudu on your Samsung Smart TV, you can also watch it on Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku 4, Roku Stick, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPad, and TiVo Roamio.

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    1. 1
      Select the Vudu app on your Samsung Smart TV
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    2. 2
      Enter a valid email address
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    3. 3
      If you do not have a valid Vudu account:  
      1. Enter your email address
      2. Check your email account on your computer for a Vudu email
      3. Click on the link in the email
      4. Follow the instructions to complete your account setup
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    4. 4
      If you do have a valid Vudu account:  
      1. Enter your account email address
      2. Enter your password
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    App 5: Amazon TV


    App 6: Facebook


    App 7: YuppTV


    App 8: BBC News

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    Recent edits by: Frank Fazio

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