METHOD 1: UNINSTALL APPS ON SAMSUNG SMART TV FROM APPS SETTING
Uninstalling apps from your Samsung smart TV will delete its data and also remove it from the home screen.
Step 1: On your Samsung smart TV’s Home Screen, select the Apps options to go to your TV’s App Store.
Step 2: On the Apps screen, select the Settings icon at the top-right corner.
Step 3: Scroll through the list of downloaded apps and stop on the app that you want to delete.
Step 4: Using the Select button on the remote, long-press on the selected app until you see a menu.
Step 5: Select Delete from the menu and confirm on the screen that shows up.
Note: Go to Apps on the Home Screen for TVs made between 2015 and 2016. Then go to My apps, click Options, and click Delete. Choose the apps you want to get rid of and press Delete.
METHOD 3: HOW TO REMOVE MULTIPLE APPS FROM SAMSUNG SMART TV
To remove multiple apps from your Samsung TV, follow these steps:
Step 1: Select the Settings option on your Samsung TV’s home screen.
Step 2: Go to Support followed by Device Care.
Step 3: Wait for a few seconds and then select Manage Storage at the bottom.
Step 4: You’ll see all of the apps that your Samsung TV has. Here, you can manage the apps you have installed. For example, you can delete them and clear the apps’ cache and data. Find the app you want to get rid of. To choose the app, press the Select button on the remote. In the same way, choose other apps that you want to get rid of.
Step 5: After selecting multiple apps, go to the Delete button at the top and select it. The Delete confirmation screen will show up. Select Ok.
METHOD 4: EASIEST WAY TO REINSTALL APPS ON SAMSUNG SMART TV
Samsung gives you a built-in way to reinstall an app on your TV if you want to. When you reinstall an app, your TV will delete it and reinstall it automatically. All you have to do is press the button that says “Reinstall.” When an app doesn’t work right, reinstalling it helps figure out what’s wrong.
Please note that this method will not delete the app’s data or log you out of the app. The app icon will also stay on the home screen of the TV.
To put an app back on your Samsung smart TV, do the following:
Step 1: Follow the first two steps of the first method i.e., go to Apps from the TV’s home screen followed by selecting the Settings icon.
Step 2: Then, navigate to the app that you want to reinstall. A menu will show up. Scroll down in the menu and select Reinstall.
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METHOD 5: DELETE AND REINSTALL APPS ON SAMSUNG SMART TV
If you want to delete the app’s data and reinstall it at the same time, you have to reinstall the app by hand. You will have to delete the Samsung TV app first, and then download it from the App Store.
Step 1: Follow any of the first 3 methods to delete an app from your Samsung smart TV. Let’s say we want to uninstall Plex. So, first, uninstall Plex from your TV.
Step 2: After uninstalling the app, go to Apps from the home screen of your TV.
Step 3: Select the App search icon at the top.
Step 4: Type the name of the app that you want to reinstall. In our example, it’s Plex. Now, select Plex when it shows up.
Step 5: The app’s information screen will show up. Select the Install button to reinstall the deleted app on your Samsung TV. You will have to sign in again in the deleted app.
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BONUS: HOW TO REMOVE APPS FROM HOME SCREEN
The home screen of a Samsung smart TV shows a bunch of apps. You don’t have to delete an app if you don’t want it on the home screen. Instead, you can just take it off. Just do what’s written below.
Step 1: On your TV’s home screen, navigate to the app that you want to remove from the home screen.
Step 2: Long-press on the Select button on the remote until you see a menu.
Step 3: Choose Remove from the menu.
FAQS ABOUT Delete and Reinstall Apps on Samsung Smart TV
You cannot uninstall the pre-installed apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, etc., from your Samsung smart TV.
You can free up space on your TV by removing apps you don’t use. You should also clear the cache of any apps you have installed by going to Settings > Support > Device Care > Manage Storage. Choose the app and press the button that says “Clear cache.”
To show an app on the TV’s home screen, go to the Apps > Settings icon and focus on the desired app. Choose Add to home from the menu.
SWITCH TO STREAMING STICKS
That’s how you can delete apps from a Samsung smart TV and then reinstall them. You can always connect an Android TV box or streaming stick to your TV if you don’t like the Samsung TV experience.