How to Install Third-Party Applications to Samsung Smart TV?

Most people think that third party apps are not good, but that’s not always the case. A lot of times, third party apps are useful and necessary. Let’s talk about how you can install third-party apps on Samsung Smart TV.

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Enable Unknown Sources

You have to enable unknown sources on your TV. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  • Firstly, you have to switch on the Samsung Smart TV.
  • After that, you should go to the home screen and open the Settings menu.
  • Then you have to choose “Personal tab” and find the security option.
  • Thereafter you will be capable of viewing “Unknown Sources” settings.
  • Now, you have to switch the toggle of “Unknown Sources” to the “On” position.
  • After that, tap on Allow.

Enable Developer Mode

You need to enable developer mode on your TV. Here are the steps you have to follow.

  • Firstly, you have to switch on the Samsung Smart TV.
  • After that, you should go to the Settings and choose the “Smart Hub” option.
  • Then you have to choose the App section.
  • When the prompt comes, then you have to enter the pin.
  • With the help of remote, you should input 12345 digits. It is the default code for every Samsung Smart TV’s.
  • Thereafter you have to switch the toggle of “Developer Mode” to the “On” position.
  • Now, you should input the IP address of your PC that you wish to connect to the TV and press OK.
  • After that, you have to restart your TV.

Preparation for installing Third-Party Applications

You need to download third-party applications. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  • Firstly, you have to switch on your Samsung Smart TV.
  • After that, go to Settings and choose “Network option.”
  • Then you should select “Information,” and then you will view the “IP Address section.”
  • Now, you should note down the IP Address of your TV in a separate place. We will use the IP Address further in this process.

Installing Third-Party Apps Using Command Prompt

Now, you can download third-party apps from the command prompt by following the instructions given below.

  • Firstly, you have to go to your PC and run the “Command Prompt.”
  • After that, you should type the command (TV’s IP).
  • Enter the command, “install D\install.apk.”
  • You have to wait for a while to finish downloading.
  • Then you should unplug the TV from the PC by running the command.
  • Now, you will have third-party download apps perfectly in your Samsung Smart TV.

Installing Third-Party Apps Using External Storage Devices

You need to download third-party apps through external storage devices. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  • Firstly, you have to open your preferred web browser on your device.
  • After that, you should locate the apk file from the trusted sources that you wish to download on your Samsung Smart TV.
  • Then you should plug in the “Flash Drive” into your device.
  • Now, copy that file in it.
  • After that, you have to eject the flash drive from your PC.
  • Thereafter you should insert the same flash drive on your TV.
  • Then you should launch the flash drive and later locate the apk file.
  • Now, you have to choose it and install it.
  • After installation your application is ready to be used on your Samsung Smart TV.

Sam John  is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

 

Source: Applications to Samsung Smart TV.

 

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