Samsung TV Plus Has Mysteriously Disappeared From Samsung TVs

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Samsung TV Plus appears to have disappeared from Samsung TVs. While it currently remains to be seen what is happening, or why the app has so mysteriously disappeared, a wide number of users are reporting the app has been deleted from their TVs.

With Samsung TV Plus being a free streaming service, it is a nice benefit for Samsung TV owners to have access to. Just yesterday, for example, the company confirmed the addition of a number of new A&E FAST channels as well as an expansion of on-demand content.

Today, however, users have woken up to find that the app has completely disappeared from their TVs. After being tipped off by an affected user, Streaming Better was able to confirm a wide number of users are experiencing the same problem, suggesting the issue is fairly widespread at the moment.

According to those user, the app has completely vanished. While some have tried restarting their TVs, in some cases even factory resetting them, the app remains unavailable. It would also seem that no known updates have rolled out, and the app cannot be reinstalled from the Apps Section of the Samsung Smart Hub.

As the web version of Samsung TV Plus appears to still be working fine, the issue appears to only be affecting the Samsung TV Plus app right now.

While Samsung hasn’t officially commented on the problem yet, one user in one of many related posts on the Samsung Community support site was advised by Samsung’s tech support that an update is currently rolling out to the app. An update which could apparently take up to 48 hours to complete.

In reality, this seems like a highly unlikely situation, and especially without any prior warning given about the downtime. However, it does at least confirm Samsung is aware of the issue, and working on restoring the Samsung TV Plus app to smart TVs.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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13 replies on “Samsung TV Plus Has Mysteriously Disappeared From Samsung TVs”

Checked my TV minutes ago only to discover the Samsung TV Plus has disappeared. Called 800-SAMSUNG but they said they are working to fix the problem. They did not say when it should be fixed..

my older Samsung TV still has the app but it doesn’t work. It’s completely gone from my new TV and unavailable to reinstall from the app store

I spent about an hour yesterday trying to get it back. I reset my TV to factory default and had to reinstall other apps.

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