How to disable Samsung TV Plus or Samsung Free on the home screen of your Galaxy phone

Some of the Samsung TV Plus free channels are great to have but it’s understandable that many users wouldn’t want the service on a dedicated home screen pane. Thankfully, you can easily disable it with a few simple steps.

By Deepak Singh | Published 01 Sep 2021 12:45 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Samsung TV Plus or Samsung Free is present on the left-most home screen of Galaxy phones.

  • The service provides free access to several live TV channels.

  • You can easily remove Samsung Free in a few simple steps.

How to disable Samsung TV Plus or Samsung Free on the home screen of your Galaxy phone
Samsung TV Plus has replaced Bixby Home and Samsung Daily on Galaxy Phones.

Samsung recently launched Samsung TV Plus in India and the same is now showing up as the default left-most or (-1) home screen on several Samsung Galaxy phones, the same place where most phones show Google Discover feed and most Samsung phones used to show Bixby Home or Samsung Daily. 

What’s Samsung TV Plus and Samsung Free?

The South Korean brand has termed this left-most home screen pane as ‘Samsung Free’ and it comes with auto-play enabled by default. The Samsung Free is a truly free service with integrated ads that grants access to a decent assortment of entertainment, sports, news and other live TV channels.

Some of these are really great to have but it’s understandable that many users wouldn’t want the service on a dedicated home screen pane. It could also result in accidental battery drop and data wastage. Thankfully, you can easily disable it with a few simple steps.

Also Read: Windows 11 tips and tricks - 11 cool features you should know

How to Disable Samsung TV Plus from the (-1) home screen 

The option to disable or replace Samsung Free or Samsung TV Plus is not present in the launcher settings. From the Samsung TV Plus settings menu at the top right, you will only get the option to select “Leave Samsung Free” request that can take a few days to process and will get rid of the Samsung TV Plus for good. 

If you just want to keep Samsung TV Plus but want to remove it from your home screen, here’s what you need to do: 

Step 1: Long Press on any home screen other than the Samsung TV Plus screen. 

Step 2: Now swipe to the left-most home screen preview. 

Step 3: You will notice the Samsung Free toggle on the top-right corner. Just toggle it off. 

Alternatively, if the Samsung TV Plus doesn’t bother you, you can directly access the settings from the menu on the top left and ensure that that the ‘Auto Play’ option is disabled and the ‘Stream over Wi-Fi only’ option is enabled.

 

Deepak Singh
Deepak Singh

Email Email Deepak Singh

Follow Us Facebook Logo Facebook Logo Facebook Logo

About Me: Deepak is Assistant Editor at Digit. He is passionate about technology and has been keeping an eye on emerging technology trends for nearly a decade. When he is not working, he likes to read and to spend quality time with his family. Read More

Tags:
remove Samsung TV Plus remove Samsung Free disable Samsung TV Plus on Galaxy phone
Advertisements

Trending Articles

Advertisements

LATEST ARTICLES View All

Advertisements
hot deals amazon
Apple iPhone 13 (128GB) - Starlight
Apple iPhone 13 (128GB) - Starlight
₹ 71900 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G (Volcanic Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G (Volcanic Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
₹ 61999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
Redmi Note 10T 5G (Metallic Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | Dual 5G | 90Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate | MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm Processor | 22.5W Charger Included
Redmi Note 10T 5G (Metallic Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | Dual 5G | 90Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate | MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm Processor | 22.5W Charger Included
₹ 11999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
realme narzo 50A Prime (Flash Blue, 4GB RAM+64GB Storage) FHD+ Display | 50MP AI Triple Camera (No Charger Variant)
realme narzo 50A Prime (Flash Blue, 4GB RAM+64GB Storage) FHD+ Display | 50MP AI Triple Camera (No Charger Variant)
₹ 11499 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
iQOO 7 5G (Solid Ice Blue, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | 3GB Extended RAM | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
iQOO 7 5G (Solid Ice Blue, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | 3GB Extended RAM | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
₹ 29990 | $hotDeals->merchant_name