Apple TV app is a streaming platform launched by Apple in November 2019. Within one year, Apple TV has a huge userbase. It is a one-stop destination to stream Apple Originals, buy or rent blockbuster movies, etc. Unlike other Apple services, Apple TV is available for other devices like smart TVs, streaming devices like Firestick and Roku, gaming consoles, etc. The Apple TV+ subscription starts at $4.99 per month with a 7-days free trial. Apple TV app is available for Samsung Smart TV models.

Before getting Apple TV on your Samsung Smart TV, you need to have iTunes or iCloud account. You can also sync the Apple account that you are using on your iPhone. Apple TV app is pre-installed only on selected Samsung Smart TV models. If the app is not available on the list of apps, you can screen mirror the Apple TV app from your iPhone.

How to Watch Apple TV+ on Samsung Smart TV

As the select models of the Samsung TV come pre-installed with the Apple TV app, you don’t have to install and download the same.

Note: The steps below will work on Samsung TVs released in 2019 and later.

(1) Navigate to the Apple TV and tap on it to open the app. You will find the app on the home screen.

(2) Go to the Settings page and choose Accounts.

(3) Under Accounts, select the Sign In option.

(4) You can sign in with two methods. Using iPhone and using the activation code.

(5) If you choose to use your iPhone, scan the QR code that appears on your TV.

(6) If you choose to use the activation code, go to the Apple TV activation website, and submit the code.

Activation code

(7) After that, you will get all the Apple TV content on your Samsung Smart TV.

How to Download Apple TV on Samsung Smart TV

If your Samsung TV is of the 2017 or 2018 model, you shall follow the steps below to download Apple TV+. Make sure you have done with the Apple TV+ sign-up process.

(1) Navigate on the Home screen of your Samsung Smart TV to select the App Store.

(2) Search for the Apple TV Plus app.

(3) From the search result, select the Apple TV+ app.

(4) To proceed with the installation, select the Add to Home button.

(5) After the download and installation, launch the app.

(6) Provide the Apple TV+ login details.

(7) That’s all. You shall now stream Apple TV+ on Samsung Smart TV.

How to Use Apple TV Plus on Samsung Smart TV: Using AirPlay

If the Apple TV is not available on the Samsung smart TV, or you own an older Samsung Smart TV model, you can use this method as an alternative.

(1) Make sure that your iPhone/iPad is connected to the same WiFi network as Samsung Smart TV.

(2) Open the Apple TV on your iOS device and stream any video titles.

(3) On the playback screen, tap the AirPlay icon.

Apple TV on Samsung Smart TV

(4) It will search for a nearby casting device. When your Samsung Smart TV is detected, tap on it.

(5) The video will appear on your Samsung Smart TV.

Use the Apple TV app on your Samsung TV and watch all the Apple Originals. If the app is not available, use the AirPlay feature to screen mirror the app. Some of the popular video titles on Apple TV are Defending Jacob, Amazing Stories, and Tiny World. Comment your favorite Apple Originals in the comments below.

How to Fix Apple TV App Not Working on Samsung TV

At times, Apple TV brings in issues like the app not working or the black screen on Samsung TV. In such a scenario, you shall try out the below fixes one by one.

  • Check your internet or WiFi connectivity.
  • Unplug the Apple TV from the power socket and plug it back.
  • Restart your Samsung Smart TV and check if the app works.
  • You can Update Samsung Smart TV to fix up the issue.
  • Check if the Apple TV app has any new version. If found, update the app on Samsung smart TV.
  • Reset the Smart Hub to check if Apple TV works. To do this, navigate to the Settings section –> select Support –> click on Self Diagnosis –> choose Reset Smart Hub.

That was all about how to get Apple TV on Samsung TV. You shall rely on the methods based on the TV model you own. In case, if you can’t resolve any app-related issues, it’s better to contact Apple Support.

Apple TV Compatible Smart TVs

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you use Apple TV on a Samsung TV?

Yes, you can. The app is available only for selected Samsung Smart TV models.

2. Why can’t I find the Apple TV app on my Samsung TV?

If the Apple TV app is not showing up on Samsung TV, it means that your smart TV is not compatible with the Apple TV app. You have to use the AirPlay method mentioned here to screen mirror the app to your smart TV.

3. What to do when you can’t find the Apple TV app on Samsung TV?

When you can’t find Apple TV app on Samsung TV, go to the Apps section, select the Apple TV icon, and press the Download button. You will find the information about the Apple TV app. After the installation, you will find the app on your home screen.

4. What Samsung Smart TVs are compatible with Apple TV?

The Samsung TV models that have the Apple TV app are,
Samsung QLED – 8K Q9, Q8 Series (2019, 2020) & QLED – 4K Q9, Q8, Q7, Qx Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
FHD/HD 5,4 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
UHD 8, 7, 6 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
The Sero Series (2019, 2020)
Serif Series (2019, 2020)
The Frame Series (2018, 2019, 2020)

The Samsung TV models that support the AirPlay feature are,
Samsung FHD/HD 4, 5 Series (2018)
QLED – 4K Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9 Series (2018, 2019) & QLED – 8K Q9 Series (2019)
UHD 6, 7, 8 Series (2018, 2019)
The Frame Series (2018, 2019)
Serif Series (2019)

5. Is Apple TV free on Samsung Smart TV?

No. It is a subscription-based service. However, the new users will get a free trial.