How to Connect a Samsung TV to the Internet

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Samsung has several Internet-ready TVs — first branded by Samsung as Internet TVs and then later as Samsung Smart TVs — that connect to the Internet through your router. The router communicates with your TV either through an Ethernet cable or wirelessly using built-in Wi-Fi or a compatible Samsung wireless USB adapter.

Wireless Connection

Tip

  • Before connecting to your wireless network, have your SSID (the name of your Wi-Fi network) and password ready.

Step 1

Connect your USB wireless adapter, if needed, plugging the device into any USB port at the back of your TV.

Step 2

Highlight Yes and press Enter when prompted to switch to a wireless network, using the directional buttons on your remote.

Step 3

Press Menu on your remote to go to the Network Settings screen. Navigate, using the arrow buttons and Enter button, to the Network screen and select Network Settings.

Step 4

Set Network Type to Wireless for a list of available wireless networks.

Step 5

Select your network name. If it does not appear in the list, select Add Network and enter your network’s SSID manually.

Step 6

Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your wireless network password and select Done. If your network is not security enabled, your TV bypasses the on-screen keyboard and initiates a connection to your network.

Step 7

Select OK when the connection is established and a confirmation message displays on the TV.

Wired Connection

Step 1

Power off your TV and plug one end of an Ethernet CAT 7 LAN cable into the LAN port at the back of your TV set. Insert the other end into your router or modem.

Tip

  • A CAT 7 cable offers greater resistance to noise from other electronic devices and radio waves. The cable is also durable, with a longer lifespan compared with a CAT 6 cable, while offering flexibility to support future wiring expansions. The CAT 7 cable is ideal if your home entertainment and networking system requires high speed Internet connectivity of up to 100 Mbps. Even if you are satisfied now with HD content, you can be future-proofed for the inevitable migration to 4K and beyond.

Step 2

Turn on your TV and press the Menu button. Using the arrow and Enter buttons, go to the Network screen and select Network Settings.

Step 3

Set type to Wired in the Network Type field and then choose Connect to initiate your TV's connection to the available wired network.

Step 4

Select OK when the connection is established and a confirmation message displays on the TV.

Tip

  • To check the current network and Internet status of your wireless or wired connection, press the Menu button on the remote, select Network and then Network Status.

What Your TV Can Do

Your Internet-connected Samsung TV offers diverse options, including Web browsing and streaming TV shows using Internet-based services. Some TVs have built-in cameras offering you video call capability. Downloadable Samsung TV apps provide access to a range of content, such as news or social media. You can also use your TV to play the same games that you have on your phone. You can send content from your handheld device to view on your TV, as long as they are on the same wireless network connection.

Warning

  • Not all Samsung Smart TVs offer Web browsers or the ability to download additional apps.

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