Freeview is one of the most popular streaming services in the UK that allows users to watch live and on-demand content for free.
The app works on different devices, including some Samsung TVs.
In this article, we’ll explain what Samsung TVs you can find the Freeview app on and how to get Freeview on Samsung smart TV– regardless of the model.
Let’s dive in.
Freeview Play– which combines Live TV, on-demand content, and streaming services– is not available on Samsung TVs, but your TV might have Freeview installed if it was manufactured in 2016 or earlier.
Newer models are unlikely to have the Freeview app pre-installed, but you can still watch
Freeview on your Samsung TV in 2022 by downloading the Freeview On Demand app, which gives you access to on-demand content only.
This app is available on all 2017 and newer Samsung Smart TVs.
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Here are the different ways to get Freeview on your Samsung Smart TV:
To watch Freeview on a Samsung TV that does not have the app, you’ll need a set-top box and an aerial to receive signals.
To set it up:
If you can’t access all or some Freeview channels, even when your Samsung TV comes with a Freeview app, you can retune the device.
To do that:
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If your TV is not compatible with Freeview and you don’t have an aerial, you can access Freeview content through Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Roku– both of which are compatible with Samsung TVs.
To get Freeview on your Samsung TV via the Amazon TV Fire Stick, you’ll first need to download the app there. Freeview is not available on Amazon’s store, but you can sideload it and download Freeview from Google or Apple’s app stores.
Once that’s done:
To access Freeview on your Samsung Smart TV via Roku:
If you don’t see it, you can download it from the Channel Store:
Worth noting: Your Roku device and Samsung TV have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
If you own a Samsung Smart TV that is Freeview-compatible, you can simply download the app directly from the Smart Hub.
To download the Freeview app on your Samsung TV:
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Although your device may or may not have direct access to Freeview, there are ways you can watch Freeview content on it, regardless of the model and when it was produced. If the Freeview app is unavailable on your device, you can access it through aerial or streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku.
The Freeview app is not available on all Samsung Smart TV devices. You’re more likely to find it on TVs manufactured in 2016 or earlier, but you can find the Freeview On Demand app on newer Samsung Smart TVs.
The Freeview app for Samsung TV devices is available on certain models.
You can get Freeview on Samsung TV by downloading the app from the app store, connecting your Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku device to your TV, or via an aerial.