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Samsung TV Plus app: what is it, how to download, list of free channels, compatible Galaxy smartphones

Highlights

  • Samsung TV Plus OTT service has been launched in India
  • The service is completely free for Samsung TV users
  • Samsung TV users will get access to ad-supported content across 27 channels of various genres

The Samsung TV Plus OTT service has been launched by the South Korean giant today in India. The service offers Samsung Smart TV users free TV content, with ad-supported select live channels and on-demand videos. The best part is that users don’t need to invest in an additional device like a set-top box, as Samsung TV Plus is an app.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G with Snapdragon 865 launched in India: price, specifications

In order to use the Samsung TV Plus service, consumers need to have a Samsung Smart TV models launched 2017 onwards and a working Internet connection. With the new service, consumers will be able to access content from genres like news, lifestyle, technology, gaming and science, sports and outdoors, music, movies and bingeable shows. Let’s take a look at all details.

What is Samsung TV Plus?

Samsung TV Plus service launched in India for Samsung smart TV, Galaxy smartphone and tablet users

Samsung TV Plus service launched in India for Samsung smart TV, Galaxy smartphone and tablet users

The Samsung Galaxy TV Plus is a web content service for Samsung TV users. The OTT service was already available in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK, US, Australia, Mexico and Brazil. With the inclusion of India, the service is now live in a total of 14 countries.

Unlike paid services like Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and Netflix, Samsung TV Plus is completely free for Samsung TV users. The service will be available on Samsung smart TV models from 2017 onwards and select Galaxy smartphones.

How to download Samsung TV Plus?

The Samsung Galaxy TV Plus app can be easily downloaded from the Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy Store. Below are the steps to do so.

  1. Open Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy Store
  2. Search for Samsung TV Plus
  3. Click on Install
  4. Once the app is downloaded, open and enjoy free content

List of free channels on Samsung TV Plus

Globally, the Samsung TV Plus app offers access to more than 800 channels across various genres. In India, however, the brand is currently offering access to 27 global and local channels. The brand further announced that it will get more channels onboard to make the service more appealing to users. Here is the list of channels currently on offer in the country.

Channel NumberChannel NameGenreChannel Description
1013The Pet CollectiveBingeableFor the whole-heartedly pet obsessed, The Pet Collective exists to bring joy to pets and their parents with the best pet videos, news, products, how-to’s and more.
1015InWildBingeableExplore the unknown with InWild, where adventure and wildlife come together to bring you exciting stories from around the world.
1017InShortBingeableSnackable stories that turn every minute into an adventure!
1019Real StoriesBingeableThe home of award-winning and compelling documentaries from around the world. You’ll find real stories from real people, including investigative documentaries from the fringes of society, true crime and intimate personal
1021WonderBingeableAt Wonder, we aim to spread curiosity, love, and stories of people and animals who push the boundaries of human experiences. Wonder is home to the extraordinary and emotional, the weird and the wonderful, and the
1063RepublicNewsRepublic TV-India’s no.1 English news channel since its launch is your one-stop destination for all the live news updates from India & around the world. Republic keeps you updated with news on politics, sports,
1065Republic BharatNewsWatch the latest Hindi news LIVE on Republic Bharat–the biggest news stories that matter from ground zero. Tune in for latest news, biggest exclusive interviews, and Arnab Goswami’s show ‘Poochta Hai Bharat’ only on
1113The QLifestyleThe Q offers multi-platform brand exposure and 360° brand solutions across social platforms, digital platforms and linear channel. Advertisers can partner with social media creators via show collaborations, social content
1115Insight TVLifestyleInsight TV tells personal stories featuring amazing influencers challenging the status quo.
1117Fuel TVLifestyleFUEL TV is the only channel dedicated 24/7 to the core action sports of Skateboarding, Surfing, BMX, Snow, Mountain Bike, Wakeboard and all the lifestyle that surrounds them.
1119People Are AwesomeLifestylePeople Are Awesome is a one-of-a-kind channel that spotlights the awesome power of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
1121Real FamiliesLifestyleReal Families features documentaries and shows about stories of modern family life – be it parenting styles, complex relationships, food habits or the challenges of raising a bigger brood.
1123TimelineLifestyleDiscover the greatest secrets and mysteries of the past with Timeline. Militaries, mummies or Marxism – our films cover every aspect of the world’s history, enlightening viewers through gripping series and documentaries.
1125Gusto TvLifestyleGusto TV is an innovative food and lifestyle television channel celebrating global cultures through food. Our mouth-watering programming inspires with culturally diverse cuisines and recipes, unique food pairings, and more.
1127Go USALifestyleWelcome to GoUSA TV, the premier travel channel all about the USA. From exciting road trips, to unique cities, to National Parks, GoUSA TV offers you free series, movies and shorts about life and traveling in the United
1129TastemadeLifestyleA 24/7 channel with award-winning food, travel, and home & design shows from around the world – from groundbreaking originals to classic series and documentaries.
1213Fail ArmyTech, Gaming & ScienceGet the freshest and funniest fail videos, hilarious pranks, and comedy. It’s okay to laugh—we all fail sometimes.
1215WeatherSpyTech, Gaming & ScienceA weather channel unlike any other. Explore our unpredictable planet through the exhilaration and impact of natural forces. Featuring unbelievable weather, wild-life, outdoor recreation and drone footage.
1217InWonderTech, Gaming & ScienceDiscover a new world of wonder with Insight TV Wonder, a unique perspective on science, technology, and everything in between.
1263MAV TVSports & OutdoorsMAVTV Motorsports Network offers the most comprehensive racing action from across the globe, including prestigious events like the Chili Bowl Nationals, the Knoxville Nationals, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit, and more.
1265InTroubleSports & OutdoorsPush yourself to the limit with InTrouble, where action and excitement meet to offer you thrilling experiences right on your screen.
13139xmMusic9XM Music Channel is India’s preferred Bollywood music destination. Enjoy your daily dose of Bollywood Music Entertainment with the latest Bollywood news, latest Hindi songs, Hindi movie trailers, Live Online TV, Bollywood
13179x JalwaMusic9xJalwa is a very popular Indian classic Hindi music television channel that is broadcasted in India. This channel is owned by 9X media, which plays Indian classic songs from the 1990s – 2010s
1323Qwest TV Jazz & BeyondMusicJazz, soul, funk, groove, hip-hop. Quincy Jones invites you to explore a world of music through hand-made playlists that showcase the very best live performances and legendary archive gems.
1325Qwest TV ClassicalMusicQuincy Jones opens up the richness of classical performance in all its glory, making it accessible to all. Experience the power and beauty of selected concert, opera and dance productions.
1327Qwest TV MixMusicDJ sets, neo-soul, electronic, R&B, Quincy Jones offers beats for your body and grooves for your soul with this curated hub for modern, mixed music. Celebrating multiculturalism, diversity and good vibes.

Samsung TV Plus compatible Galaxy smartphones

As per the press release,, “TV Plus will also be available on most Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablet devices with O OS or higher software version. Services for Galaxy smartphones are expected in April 2021.

We will update this post with the list of compatible Galaxy smartphones once it’s officially confirmed by the South Korean brand.

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