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How to Watch Plex on Samsung Smart TV

You can stream Plex on Samsung Smart TV. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming Plex using your Samsung Smart TV. Learn how to get the most out of your Samsung Smart TV while using Plex.


Plex

Plex is a free streaming service that includes on-demand access to 20,000+ movies and TV shows. The service also offers 220 free-to-stream live TV channels in 193 countries. Users can also connect Plex to their computers to stream and share any media they have on their hard drives.

Plex offers a subscription tier that offers even more features for people who want more functionality, but it packs a powerful punch even in its free version.

Plex even offers a Plex Arcade option where you can play dozens of Atari classics plus your own collection of game ROMs and emulators on your favorite devices.

This is an incredibly flexible platform that’s perfect for fans of any media.

Can you stream Plex on Samsung Smart TV?

How to Sign Up and Download Plex on Samsung Smart TV

Plex is available natively using Samsung Smart TV. Additionally, you may be able to stream to your Samsung Smart TV through Apple AirPlay (2018+ models).

Plex app on Samsung Smart TV

  1. Go to the Home Screen on your Samsung Smart TV.
  2. Launch the app store and search for “Plex” on your Samsung Smart TV.
  3. Select “Add to Home” to install the app.
  4. You can now stream Plex on Samsung Smart TV.

Apple AirPlay

  1. Install the Plex iPhone/iPad app.
  2. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone/iPad.
  3. Start playing the content in the Plex app and select the AirPlay icon.
  4. Choose your Samsung Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

If you have a compatible TV and you don’t see AirPlay as an option, make sure you update to the latest Samsung Smart TV firmware.


How to Sign Up for Plex on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use Plex on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.


What features are available on Plex?

Profiles

Plex profiles are free to create. If you share your library with others, you can decide which content is available to which users. Plex Pass users can create subprofiles under their own account so you could further control what the members of your household can access.

Parental Controls

Within your own library, Plex allows you to control what media is shared with which users. This feature is incredibly powerful, and you could choose to limit children to a very narrow range of content, slowly increasing their viewing options as they age.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ also have parental control features.

Ads

For free on demand content, you will encounter periodic ad breaks. Ads will not appear if you’re streaming content from your hard drive or from an account that has been shared with you.

Offline Downloads

Media can be downloaded to your device if you upgrade to the Plex Pass level.


TV Shows

Plex offers a wide range of shows, primarily through its live virtual channels. Networks like Stories by AMC, Dove Channel, IGN, Kidoodle TV, AMC Thrillers, Revry, and Nosey provide 24/7 entertainment.

There are also some throwback guilty pleasures available on demand, like “ALF,” “T.J. Hooker,” “Unsolved Mysteries,” and “21 Jump Street.”

Movies

Plex features lots of movies from libraries including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Lionsgate, and Legendary. It aggregates titles from other services like Crackle and Popcornflix as well.

You won’t find many blockbusters here, but there is a rotating catalog that might include films like “The Terminal,” “Melancholia,” “Van Wilder,” “Super Size Me,” and “Black Sheep.”

Kids

There is a small selection of family films and shows available, including “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” “Paulie,” “The Real Ghostbusters,” and “Davey and Goliath.” It’s not much, and it’s better supplemented by media from your own library.

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