Smart TV App

Following my previous guide dedicated to advise on buying a Smart TV and, encouraged by friends and family, you have become the proud owner of the New-generation TV. Very well! I am happy to have guided you in this very important choice. So you are now sitting on the sofa, ready to entertain yourself with your new technological gem, but once you pressed the power button on the remote control, you stopped for a moment to reflect. Which Smart TV apps can you download? I bet this is the question that buzzes in your head and that, looking for a solution on the Internet; you have come across this guide of mine.

It’s so true? Well, then you can tell yourself more than lucky. Since I am also a proud owner of a Smart TV, I can give you some tips on Smart TV apps that you should definitely consider installing. Do not worry if you are still not practical in using your new TV, this guide has been created precisely with the aim of providing you with some tips on your use, in order to help you download applications through which you can use services.

Having said that, don’t waste any more time: turn on the TV and pick up the remote control, sit comfortably on the sofa and take a few minutes of free time to read this guide; I’m sure my advice will be really useful to you. Let it bet? Before we begin, I would like to wish you a good read as usual.


  • How to connect the Smart TV to the Internet
  • Smart TV app
    • Entertainment app
    • Game apps
    • App for news and culture
    • App to listen to music
    • App for social networks
  • How to find other Smart TV apps to download
  • App for Android Smart TV

How to connect the Smart TV to the Internet

To download applications on Smart TV, an Internet connection is obviously required. Not surprisingly, the Smart TV is just a modern TV that uses the Internet connection, in order to be able to offer additional services, available precisely through applications that can be downloaded for free.

Having said that, you should know that you can easily connect your Smart TV to the Internet via Wi-Fi network to download applications, with a procedure very similar to that of a normal mobile device; a bit as if the TV were a giant tablet.

The procedure that will allow you to connect the Smart TV to the Internet clearly varies according to the make and model of your TV: there is therefore no identical procedure for all the TVs that I can indicate to you. In any case, it’s not that difficult: it is a step in the initial TV setup procedure and you shouldn’t have any difficulty doing it.

In any case, in case you need more clarification about it, know that, for example, for an LG Smart TV , you have to go to the Settings menu (the symbol of a gear ) of the TV.

Then locate the item relating to Internet access ( Network ), which may also be indicated by the item Network or Internet connection and select it using the remote control, to view the list of available Wi-Fi networks.

At this point, connect to your Wi-Fi network, selecting it from those in the list and, if access is protected by a password, type in the menu that is shown to you, to allow your Smart TV to log in to the Internet.

Alternatively, you can connect the Smart TV to the Internet via a normal Ethernet cable and thus make a wired connection. Before doing this, check that the TV in question has an Ethernet input and, if successful, plug one end of the cable into its input. The other end of the cable will instead be plugged into your router’s Ethernet port.

If you don’t have an Ethernet cable, keep in mind that you can find one at any store that distributes consumer electronics products, or go online.

If you have any doubts about the initial configuration procedure and/or how to connect your Smart TV to the Internet, consult the user manual that you can surely find inside the box of the TV you purchased. Alternatively, check out my tutorial on how to connect your TV to the Internet.

Smart TV app

Having made these important premises, I can devote myself to reviewing what, in my opinion, are to be considered as the best apps for Smart TV.

Keep in mind that, to download the applications I have reported, you must go to the reference digital store of your Smart TV (for example, on LG Smart TVs this is called LG Content Store ).

You must then search for the application of your interest in the integrated search engine to see if it is also present on your TV and possibly install it through the appropriate button ( Get or Install ).

Entertainment app

If you are looking for apps dedicated to entertainment, for watching movies and TV series directly on Smart TV, take a look at the ones I propose below.

  • Netflix: one of the most famous platforms for watching movies, documentaries and TV series in streaming. The application is available for free download for Smart TVs Samsung, Sony, Philips, LG, Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Vestel, Xiaomi and Hisense. Some Smart TVs also offer an optimized user experience (quick application launch and Netflix button on the remote control, for example) and are labeled Netflix Recommended TV. To enjoy Netflix content, you need a subscription to the service with prices starting at € 7.99 / month. For more information, read my guide dedicated to how the streaming service works on Smart TV.
  • Amazon Prime Video: This is Amazon’s streaming service for watching movies and TV series. The application is available for free download on Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Vizio, Hisense, Philips, Sharp, Hair, LG and more. In order to take advantage of the multimedia contents of Amazon Prime Video it is necessary to subscribe to the Amazon Prime service whose price is € 36 / year or € 3.99 / month. For more information, read my guide dedicated to this streaming service.
  • NOW: Sky’s streaming entertainment application is available on Samsung, LG and Sony Smart TV models. The complete list of models is available at this link. For more information on NOW and how to subscribe to the service (prices start at € 14.99 / month), read my guide dedicated to the streaming service.
  • Chili: to watch movies and TV series in streaming or in on-demand mode, there is also the Chili Smart TV application which offers viewing for a fee for the purchase or rental of the identified multimedia content. Read more here.
  • RaiPlay: the official Rai application that allows you to review the contents broadcast on Rai channels: it is the app for Smart TV to watch films for free since there are also many films in the catalog of the service. To learn more about how it works, read my guide dedicated to this service.
  • Mediaset Infinity: the official Mediaset application that allows free viewing of content broadcast on Mediaset broadcasters such as films, fiction and TV series. It also includes the paid section Infinity + (prices starting from € 7.99 / month), dedicated to viewing multimedia content in the first run. To learn more about how it works, read my guide dedicated to this service.
  • Disney +: is the Smart TV app of Disney’s paid streaming service (prices starting from € 8.99 / month) which includes films and TV series from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic brands, as well as to the original Star content. Read more here.
  • Apple TV +: is the app of the streaming platform owned by Apple that allows you to watch the Apple Original TV series. The cost of the service is € 4.99 / month. To find out more, read my guide dedicated to the topic.
  • DAZN: is the Smart TV app of the famous streaming platform dedicated to sports lovers. The subscription price is € 29.99 / month. For more information, read my guide on how DAZN works.
  • SSIPTV: is an app for Smart TV to watch Italian channels since it integrates an IPTV service that supports adding channels via m3u lists. I told you about it in more detail in this tutorial of mine.

Game apps

Would you like to spend time with games and wondering which gaming apps can be installed on Smart TVs? In that case, keep reading, below you will find some download tips.

  • 1 # Word Online: is a beetle-like game that can be played with friends or online with people from all over the world.
  • 2048: is the Smart TV version of the famous 2048 puzzle game which consists of scrolling the squares in order to create a tile that forms the number 2048.
  • Bubble Shooter Adventures: is a game similar to Puzzle Bobble and the aim is to match the candy bubbles to make them fall.
  • Jewel Adventures: is a puzzle game that consists of matching three or more identical objects together to unleash powerful combos.

App for news and culture

To stay up to date on what’s happening in the world, you can install some of the news and weather apps like the ones I propose below.

  • AccuWeather 2.0:is the free app of the homonymous weather website that allows you to know the local weather forecast for the next 24 hours or for the next 15 days.
  • CBS News:is CBSN’s Smart TV app and allows you to watch this live news channel 24/7 to stay up to date on what’s happening around the world.
  • France 24:is the Smart TV app of the France 24 news channel which is dedicated to publishing news in real time on the main events of global significance.

App to listen to music

There is nothing better than listening to music directly on your Smart TV: in this regard, below you will find some suggestions on the apps for listening to music that can be downloaded on Smart TV.

  • Spotify: for those who can’t help but listen to music, the Spotify application, a well-known streaming service, is also available for free download on Smart TV. However, keep in mind that only some brands of Smart TVs have the application in question. The TV brands on which the Spotify app is supported are, in fact, Bang & Olufsen, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Vizio. Also, if your Smart TV has the TV optimized Android OS, you can download Spotify from the Google Play store. Spotify is basically free but for unlimited use, without advertising interruptions, you need a subscription whose prices start at € 9.99 / month.
  • Amazon Music: is Amazon’s proprietary music streaming service. Includes a selection of free music for holders of an Amazon Prime subscription. The Unlimited version, on the other hand, which has no limitations in terms of the music catalog, costs € 9.99 / month. More info here.
  • Deezer: is another cross-platform music streaming service also available via application for Smart TVs Philips, Bang & Olufsen, Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, NetRange, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Foxxum TV. The basic version is free, but to remove the ad breaks you need to subscribe at a cost of € 9.99 / month. To find out more about this music streaming service, check out my guide dedicated to the topic.

App for social networks

Can’t live without your favorite social networks? If so, you’ll be happy to know that some services have a Smart TV app. Here are which ones.

  • Facebook Watch: Can’t help but browse the videos on Mark Zuckerberg’s social network? Then I recommend you to download the Facebook Watch application on LG Smart TV, Samsung, Hisense, Vizio, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV. Read more here.
  • YouTube: Google’s well-known video-sharing platform is also available as an application for Smart TV. The functionalities are practically the same as the web version of the service and applications for mobile devices. You will be able to listen to streaming music, see videos published by creators and watch music videos for free. For ad-free viewing, you need to subscribe to YouTube Premium at a cost of € 11.99 / month. More info here.
  • YouTube Kids: is an app developed by YouTube that is dedicated to the well-known video-sharing platform, but this is a version intended for the little ones of the platform, so that it can represent a safe and controlled environment.

How to find other Smart TV apps to download

To download other applications on Smart TV you can always refer to the default store of your TV. If you have any doubts you can also consult the list of official applications through the online version of the appropriate digital store.

For example, on LG Smart TVs you can refer to LG Content Store, which is marked with a shopping bag icon and is located on the main screen of the Smart TV.

Once started, refer to the Premium sections (the P symbol ) and the one with a controller symbol, which includes the most popular apps. Alternatively, via the magnifying glass icon, you can search for a specific app, using the search engine. For more information, check out my guide on how to download apps on LG Smart TV.

On Samsung Smart TVs , however, refer to the Samsung Smart Hub, identifying the Featured> Applications section, in which the apps are divided into categories ( News , Most PopularGamesLifestyleInformation, etc.). To learn more, read my guide on how to download apps on Samsung Smart TVs.

In addition, I recommend that you also read my guide on how to download apps on Philips Smart TVs, to know how to take advantage of the virtual store present on these Smart TV models.

App for Android Smart TV

Do you own an Android Smart TV? In this case you will be interested to know that on Android TV you can download many more applications, since this platform is based on the famous operating system for smartphones and tablets, for which many applications and games are available (not all optimized for use on Smart TV but in many cases however usable).

Among the apps that you can download through the Google Play Store, there are, just to give you a few examples, TwitchFacebookVLC and Kodi, but the list could go on and on!




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