Why does my Samsung TV default to TV Plus?

Answered by Willian Lymon

Samsung TVs default to TV Plus for a few reasons. One of the main reasons is that TV Plus is a built-in app on Samsung TVs, and it cannot be fully removed from the system. This means that whenever the TV updates or creates new channels, TV Plus will automatically appear on the screen. It’s a glitch or a feature, depending on how you look at it, but it can be frustrating for users who don’t want to use the TV Plus service.

Additionally, Samsung TVs have certain features that can cause TV Plus to run on its own. For example, some Samsung TVs have a feature called “Auto Start,” which automatically launches TV Plus when the TV is turned on. This can be convenient for users who enjoy using TV Plus, but it can be annoying for those who prefer to use other apps or watch regular cable or satellite channels.

Another reason why your Samsung TV may default to TV Plus is that the TV Plus app is constantly being promoted by Samsung. They may push notifications or advertisements for TV Plus, encouraging users to try it out. This can lead to TV Plus appearing on your screen even if you didn’t explicitly choose to open the app.

It’s worth noting that TV Plus is a free streaming service that offers a variety of channels and content. While some users may find it useful and enjoy the available channels, others may prefer to have more control over what they watch and not have TV Plus constantly popping up on their screen.

Unfortunately, there is no way to completely remove TV Plus from your Samsung TV. It’s a pre-installed app that is integrated into the system. However, there are a few things you can try to minimize its appearance.

First, you can disable the “Auto Start” feature if your TV has it. This will prevent TV Plus from automatically launching when you turn on the TV. To do this, go to the settings menu on your TV, navigate to the apps section, and look for the TV Plus app. From there, you should be able to find an option to disable the Auto Start feature.

Another option is to customize your TV’s channel list. Most Samsung TVs allow you to create a custom channel list, where you can select the channels you want to appear when you navigate through the channels. By removing TV Plus from your custom channel list, you can reduce the chances of it appearing on your screen. To do this, go to the settings menu on your TV, navigate to the broadcasting or channels section, and look for an option to customize your channel list.

If TV Plus still appears on your screen despite trying these steps, you can try contacting Samsung support for further assistance. They may be able to provide additional troubleshooting steps or offer insights into why TV Plus is persistently appearing on your TV.

Your Samsung TV defaults to TV Plus due to a glitch or because it’s a built-in app that cannot be fully removed from the system. It can appear whenever there are updates or new channels created. Certain Samsung features, like Auto Start, can also cause TV Plus to run on its own. While there are ways to minimize its appearance, such as disabling Auto Start and customizing your channel list, it cannot be completely removed.