If you don’t already know about Samsung Free it is our fantastic entertainment centre, bringing you everyday essentials like news and instant access gaming.
And now we’re so happy to be able to announce the latest enhancement to the Samsung Free experience, free and premium TV content in the Watch tab.
What is Watch on Samsung Free?
Using the Watch tab on Samsung Free, we’re offering 90+ channels worth of content from ‘Samsung TV Plus’, our OTT (over-the top) service from the Samsung TV range. (This will be available to users older than 14 only).
We want to bring the amazing experience of Samsung TV Plus to mobile and have optimized the content to bring the best experiences. And there is a reason for the app’s name – it’s shared with you for free 😀.
How do I access Watch on Samsung Free?
There are three simple steps to access Watch on Samsung Free
Using the video player in the Watch tab on Samsung Free
There are 3 content playing modes to Watch:
The video player offers all the navigation tools you need at your fingertips like the programme information, a progress bar, Play/Pause button, Sound on/off.
You can customize your viewing using the Settings cog to configure video quality and subtitles
How do I select my programmes using Watch on Samsung Free?
The Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) is your go-to space for choosing programmes to watch. It shows all programming from 30 mins backward in time and 4 hours 30 mins forwards so you can plan your viewing.
Detailed information about the channel and programmes is available as you tap further into the app from the overview guide to the channel listing and then programme listing
When is Watch coming to Samsung Free?
Watch for Samsung Free will arrive in an update to the Samsung Free app from 3rd May 2021. You’ll see this in the settings of Samsung Free or by looking for app updates on Galaxy Store. For more information about Samsung free check out our website.
To enjoy the Watch tab, go to https://sfree.page.link/watch-uk (the opening of Watch tab may take about 24 hours since user's last visit to Samsung Free)
Question and Answers
How do I set up the -1 Home page to Samsung Free?
The -1 Home page allows you to access content with one swipe right. If you’re using a Galaxy S21 or above, you can choose between Google Discover and Samsung Free in your -1 Home page and you can have access to Samsung Free in your app tray.
When swiping right on the Home screen of my device before Galaxy S21, Samsung Free does not load. How do I fix this?
If you have previously switched off the -1 Home page, it’s really simple to switch back on! If you’re on a device before the Galaxy S21 you need to have this activated to access Samsung Free. On these devices, there is no version in the app tray and this is the only way to access the content.
Let us know what you think about Watch on Samsung Free in the comments below!
Solved! Go to Solution.
@paul196502: Can you try enabling Wi-Fi or Mobile Data, then head to Settings > Accounts and Backup > Manage Accounts > Samsung Account > My Profile > Profile Info > Date of Birth, and enter your details here to see if this helps?
Edit: Marking this as a 'solution' for users getting a "must be over 14 years old" error message, and are in fact over 14 years old. - AntS