Samsung Smart TV

SamsungSamsung introduced the Internet TV in 2007, enabling the viewer to receive information from the Internet while at the same time watching conventional television programming. Samsung later developed “Smart LED TV” (now renamed to “Samsung Smart TV”), which additionally supports downloaded apps. In 2008, the company launched the Power Infolink service, followed in 2009 by a whole new Internet@TV.

Samsung Apps offers for-fee premium services in a few countries, the services will be custom-tailored for each region.
Samsung plans to offer family-oriented applications such as health care programs and digital picture frames as well as games. Samsung’s range of smart TVs include the apps ITV Player and motion controlled Angry Birds.

Samsung UE50HU6905Available Apps may vary by product, model, location and may require fees. Specifications and product information are subject to change.
Samsung pre-installed apps are a nuisance, they can not ‘officially’ be removed unlike other apps.

This guide is mostly based on the following Samsung model and software version unless otherwise stated:
Model: UE50HU6905XXE
Software version: T-NT14UDEUC-1034.1, BT-S
Sub-micon Version: T-NT14UDEUS-1107

Menus and available options may vary depending on your Samsung TV model


Samsung Smart TV Service Menu

Samsung Service MenuAccessing the Service Menu

1. Turn the TV off, press INFO -> MENU -> MUTE -> POWER
2. Press mute and numbers
3 The TV will turn on with the Service Menu.
4 Save settings and exit by pushing the MUTE key twice followed by POWER
Advance (No options available)

For more information see: Samsung System Menu


How to disable Firmware Updates

Samsung Software Update TickerFor this procedure you have to enter to the Service menu of the TV:
1. With TV switched off, press the following sequence on the remote: INFO -> MENU -> MUTE -> POWER
Values are changeable with Left/Right keys. Moving in the menu is only with Up/Down.

2. Have to turn off the OTN Support. Path to option may vary between models.
MST models (when firmware name contains “MST”, e.g. T-MST12DEUC), mostly E/F-5xxx/6xxx and value H.E-5xxx/6xxx and H : Service Menu -> “Control” (or “Option”) -> “Sub Option” -> “OPTION_SWU” -> “OTN Support” -> Off
-5xxx/6xxx : Service Menu -> “Option” -> “MRT Option” -> “OTN Support” -> Off

3. Non-MST models (when firmware name does not contain “MST”, e.g. T-FXPDEUC), mostly E/F-7xxx/8xxx/9xxx and high-end H/HU. You first need to unlock extended service menu by sending FACTORY+3SPEED keys to TV to make option accessible: How to send FACTORY+3SPEED keys
E-7xxx/8xxx : Service Menu -> “Control” -> “SWU” -> “OTN Support” -> Off

In case OTN support option is greyed out (very latest firmwares)
You have to block these domains on router level:


Samsung App Store Country Change (H & F Series)

Samsung Apps BarYour TV must be connected to the internet in order for this to work, and be aware that in doing this your TV will reset to factory settings. If you received 2 remotes controls with your TV you must use the Smart Remote.

1. Set the TV to the “TV” source, press the source button and use the navigation pad select TV and then click to select.

2. Open the Menu by pressing the Menu button.

3. Use the navigational pad to select the “system” portion of the main menu, and then click to enter the sub menu.

4. Go to Setup, click to begin the setup process. Type in your four digit pincode.
Note: If setup is greyed out you are not on the TV source, please return to step 1.

5. You will begin the on-screen setup that you completed when you first bought the tv. Previously entered information will be retained.

6. Continue through the on-screen setup until you arrive at the Smart Hub Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy page in the on-screen setup.

7. With the Smart Hub Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy page up on the TV press the following buttons in the sequence indicated:
Mute -> Return -> Volume + -> Channel Up -> Mute

8. The country list will appear. Select your country from the list and then click continue.

9. Complete the on-screen setup.


Samsung App Store Country Change (D & E Series)

Samsung Smart TV AppsYour TV must be connected to the internet in order for this to work.

1. Turn on your TV.

2. Go to Smart Hub by pressing the Smart Hub key.

3. Once in Smart Hub, press only the following keys in this sequence:

Fast-forward (>>)
Rewind (<<)

4. Smart Hub will automatically remove all existing apps and install different ones from the new store. Reboot the TV and agree to any further Smart Hub updates.
Once this is complete, your TV should will have access to both the local and added region. All other TV operations should remain as before, satellite, terrestrial and cable channels from your local country should not have been deleted.
Smart Hub will now offer apps from a second, alternative country. In most cases, this will include on-demand or catch-up services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Demand 5 and NOW TV.
Remember that most UK apps are geoblocked and require a UK ip address.

5. Remember to set up a smart DNS or VPN services, Samsung Smart TVs do not have an option to directly configure a VPN serive, use a smart DNS service if possible.


Samsung TV Links

SamyGO is a project for legal reverse engineering and research on Samsung Television firmwares which is Open Sourced, partially.
SamyGo try to fix problems with the firmware. SamyGo has a forum at its own Wiki.
Official Samsung site.
Smart TV Alliance
Smart TV Alliance’s mission is to create a large and productive ecosystem for Smart TV application development that gives manufacturers a faster path to more and better TV applications, enables developers to write applications once for many different platforms, and provides consumers with a rich source of content and services.
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