How to unblock American apps/channels on Samsung Smart TV? When you buy a Smart TV, it comes pre-loaded with apps according to your region. Depending on your Samsung Smart TV series, you can switch your Smart Hub region to US or UK. Thus, get access to apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, MLB.tv and more. In the guide below, you can find instructions on how to easily switch your Samsung Smart TV/Hub region to any country in the world regardless of which series you are using. The tutorial also works in case you’re using a Samsung Smart TV One Remote.
Changing Samsung Smart TV’s Region – Content Index
While it might seem like a difficult task to do, changing your Samsung Smart TV’s region won’t give you any trouble. You just need to know your way around. In this guide, we got you covered. With that said, this is how you change your Samsung TV’s region and unblock any channel available around the world.
Despite having the latest technology in the world, Samsung Smart TV has its fair share of limitations. The Samsung Smart Hub TV is an easy gateway, which allows users to enjoy a new world of advanced features. You can navigate between movies, TV shows, and of course, the Samsung Apps.
However, each country gets assigned a specific catalog in terms of availability. Now, this is our main focus in this article. We are going to show you exactly how you get around these limitations and access any Samsung Smart Hub TV version wherever you might be.
Change Samsung Qled Country (Tizen 2018, 2019, 2020)
Follow these steps to switch your Samsung Tizen OS region to any country on newer models. You should be able to use the following instructions on R-series, RU-series, or N-series.
First of all, head over to settings.
From there, scroll down to ‘General’ and select ‘Setup’. Depending on your TV model, you might have to choose ‘Reset’ instead. This will restore factory settings on your Samsung TV though. Your TV will automatically restart during the process as well. Once the TV restarts, do not use the SmartThings app during the setup process.
Next, enter the PIN code. It usually is ‘0000’ unless you’ve manually changed it before.
Choose your preferred language. (This has no bearing on the list of apps you will get)
Set country to ‘Other’.
Continue the setup as you’d usually do. (Internet, channels, etc.)
Once you reach the ‘Terms and Conditions’ page, enter the following sequence on your remote control:
mute -> volume up -> channel up -> mute
In case you’re using the Samsung One Remote, enter the following sequence instead
VOL -> VOL Up -> Channel Up -> VOL
You can now change your Samsung TV Tizen OS region to any country you like. Alternatively, you can choose ‘Full Apps’ to get all of the Tizen-OS compatible streaming channels and applications,
Change Samsung Smart TV Hub Region to US/UK – H-series
To determine whether you own an H-series or F-series Samsung Smart TV, click on ‘Menu’ on your remote control. Then go to Support –> Contact Samsung. Check the Model Code. If you see an H after the first four characters, you own an H-series Samsung Smart TV. If you see an F after the first four characters, you own an F-series Samsung Smart TV.
For H-Series Samsung Smart TV, follow these steps to change your Smart Hub region to US, UK, France.
Click on the “Menu” button on your Samsung remote control.
Go to “Smart Hub”.
Select “Reset Smart Hub”. Enter PIN if prompted.
Choose your network.
When the Terms & Conditions screen appears, click the following buttons on your remote control: », 2, 8, 9, «
A list of all supported countries on your Samsung Smart TV will appear. Choose the region you wish to change your Samsung Smart TV hub to. (US, UK, France, Brazil, Germany, Australia..)
Agree with the Samsung Terms.
Continue the setup process. When the Smart Hub finished loading, all the new apps will appear.
Change Samsung Smart TV Hub region F-Series
If you own an F Series Samsung Smart TV, the steps needed to change your Smart Hub region differ a little.
Choose TV as source.
Select Menu on the remote control.
Continue the set up.
When you get to the Smart Hub Terms & Conditions page, press the following buttons on your remote control: Mute, Return, Volume Up, Channel Up, Return.
Choose your new Samsung Smart TV region. (US, UK, France, etc.)
Continue the setup as usual.
You can only have apps from one region at a time. This means you cannot load the US Hulu app with the UK BBC iPlayer app at the same time.
Change Samsung Smart TV Hub K Series
In order to change the K Series Samsung Smart TV region, follow these steps.
Choose TV as a source.
Select Menu on the remote control.
Continue the setup.
When you get to the Smart Hub Terms & Conditions page, press the following buttons on your remote control: Mute, Volume Up, Channel Up, Mute. OR
forward, 2, 8, 9, rewind
Choose your new Samsung Smart TV region.
Continue the setup as usual.
Change Samsung Smart TV Hub region – JU or JS Series
For Samsung models JU or JS, use the steps listed for F-Series. When you get to the Smart Hub TOS page, press the following combination: Mute+Return+Volume(+)+Channel(↑)+Mute.
How to unblock/watch US/UK apps on Samsung Smart TV Region – VPN
Loading US/UK apps in your Samsung Smart TV Hub is not enough. You still need to change your geo-location in order to unblock these channels outside their regions. VPN allows you to change your IP address to an American or UK IP address. Here’s how to enable/setup VPN on Samsung Smart TV.
Sign up with VPN provider. ExpressVPN is a good example.
Setup VPN on a VPN-compatible router. Smart TVs do not have a VPN client. That’s why you cannot install VPN directly on your Samsung Smart TV.
When setting up VPN on your router, choose a VPN server in the US/UK region.
Unblock and watch geoblocked apps on your Samsung Smart TV. (Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, HBO GO, ITV, 4Od..)
Unblock US/UK Channels on Samsung Smart TV Hub Region – Smart DNS
Smart DNS also allows you to watch apps like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, or BBC on your Samsung Smart TV. Smart DNS can be directly set up on Samsung Smart TV. So, there’s no need for router access. Here’s how you can configure Smart DNS and unblock US/UK apps on your Smart TV.
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