How to Add a Web Browser to Your Samsung Smart TV’s Home Screen

Key Takeaways

  • Samsung Smart TVs come with a pre-installed web browser called “Samsung Internet”
  • You can easily add the Samsung Internet browser icon to your TV’s home screen for quick access
  • If the browser is not pre-installed, you can download it from the Samsung App Store

As an experienced tech writer and Samsung device user, I understand the importance of having quick access to a web browser on your Smart TV. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll walk you through the steps to add the Samsung Internet browser to your TV’s home screen for easy access.

What is the Samsung Internet Browser?

Samsung Internet is a web browser developed by Samsung Electronics specifically for its smart devices, including Smart TVs, smartphones, and tablets. It is based on the open-source Chromium project, which is also the foundation for Google Chrome. [1]

The Samsung Internet browser comes pre-installed on most Samsung Smart TVs, providing a convenient way to browse the web directly from your TV. However, if it’s not pre-installed on your TV model, you can easily download and install it from the Samsung App Store.

Checking if Samsung Internet is Pre-Installed

Before attempting to add the browser to your home screen, you’ll want to check if it’s already installed on your TV. Here’s how:

  1. Press the “Home” button on your Samsung Smart TV remote control.
  2. Look for an icon labeled “Internet” or “Web Browser” on the home screen.
  3. If you see the icon, the Samsung Internet browser is pre-installed on your TV.

If the browser icon is not present on the home screen, proceed to the next section to learn how to install it.

Installing Samsung Internet from the App Store

If the Samsung Internet browser is not pre-installed on your TV, you can download and install it from the Samsung App Store. Follow these steps:

  1. Press the “Home” button on your remote control.
  2. Navigate to and select the “Samsung App Store” (or “Apps”) icon.
  3. In the search bar, type “Samsung Internet” and press enter.
  4. Select the “Samsung Internet” app from the search results.
  5. Click “Install” to download and install the browser on your TV.

Once the installation is complete, you’ll be able to access the Samsung Internet browser from the “Apps” section of your TV’s home screen.

Adding Samsung Internet to the Home Screen

Now that you’ve confirmed or installed the Samsung Internet browser, it’s time to add it to your TV’s home screen for quick access. Here’s how:

  1. Press the “Home” button on your remote control.
  2. Navigate to and select the “Apps” icon.
  3. Find the “Samsung Internet” icon and hover over it.
  4. Press and hold the “Enter” button on your remote until a pop-up menu appears.
  5. Select “Add to Home” (or a similar option) from the pop-up menu.

The Samsung Internet browser icon should now appear on your TV’s home screen, allowing you to launch the browser with just a single click.

Customizing the Samsung Internet Browser

Once you’ve added the Samsung Internet browser to your home screen, you can customize various settings to enhance your browsing experience. Here are a few options to consider:

Change the Default Search Engine

  1. Open the Samsung Internet browser.
  2. Click the “Settings” icon (gear icon) in the top-right corner.
  3. Select “Search Engine” from the menu.
  4. Choose your preferred search engine (e.g., Google, Bing, Yahoo).

Enable/Disable Pop-up Blocker

  1. Open the Samsung Internet browser.
  2. Click the “Settings” icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Navigate to “Privacy and Security” > “Pop-up Blocker”.
  4. Toggle the setting on or off based on your preference.

Clear Browsing Data

  1. Open the Samsung Internet browser.
  2. Click the “Settings” icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Select “Privacy and Security” > “Delete Browsing Data”.
  4. Choose the types of data you want to clear (e.g., browsing history, cookies, cached images and files).
  5. Click “Delete” to confirm.

These are just a few examples of the customization options available in the Samsung Internet browser. Feel free to explore the settings further to tailor the browsing experience to your liking.

Wrapping Up

Having a web browser readily accessible on your Samsung Smart TV can be incredibly convenient, whether you need to quickly look up information, stream content, or browse the internet. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily add the Samsung Internet browser to your TV’s home screen for quick access. [1][3][8]

With its user-friendly interface and customization options, the Samsung Internet browser provides a seamless browsing experience right from your TV. So why not take advantage of this handy feature and enhance your Smart TV experience today?