Did you know that the apps you get on your Samsung Smart TV vary from one region to another? That’s right. There are literally thousands of apps you can install on your Smart TV using the instructions we laid out below.
Depending on your Samsung Smart TV series, you can switch your Smart Hub region to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, India, and more. As a result, you can access apps not available in your country.
Learn how to easily switch your Samsung Smart TV/Hub region to any country in the world regardless of which Samsung TV series you own. The tutorial also works in case you’re using a Samsung Smart TV One Remote.
Change Samsung Smart TV Region – Quick Steps
Time needed: 5 minutes.
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 QLED R-series, RU-series, TU-series, NU-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’.
Once you reach the ‘Terms and Conditions’ page, enter the following sequence on your remote control:
», 2, 8, 9, «
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.
That’s it. You’ve successfully changed your Samsung TV country.
Messing around with the router’s settings might seem a bit intimidating and there’s no need for it, thanks to Smart DNS. All you have to is sign up with a Smart DNS service such as ExpressVPN, and follow the steps below:
Press the Home or Menu button depending on the Samsung remote you’re using.
Head over to General.
Now, choose Network Status.
From the Network Status Menu, click on IP Settings.
Scroll down to DNS Settings.
Switch your DNS Settings to ‘Enter Manually.’
Scroll down to ‘DNS server’.
Enter the DNS server address provided by your Smart DNS service.
Wait for the Internet Check to complete.
Restart your device and you’re done.
Best Smart DNS Services for Samsung Smart TV
Despite being one of the best in the industry, ExpressVPN isn’t the only provider worth trying on your Samsung Smart TV.
In fact, there are other top recommendations such as BulletVPN, Unlocator, and NordVPN. All of these providers offer Smart DNS proxies, along with VPN services.
However, Unlocator is the only one that offers a 7-day free trial, followed by BulletVPN with 1 day. This gives you enough time to try the services out before opting for any plan.
Streaming gadgets geek. Interested in every little thing there is to know about bypassing regional restrictions. An avid believer in the right to protect online privacy. Charles has also reviewed plenty of VPN service providers and knows how to separate the good apples from the bad ones.