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Hey all,

 

So I have had the samsung 8 series for some time now and I am finding that I dont like the wb browser.  Is there any way I can install chrome? I have to keep using airplay from my mac, but I would prefer to use the TV only if possible, but th browser is not great.

 

TIA

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@Gregoris wrote:

Hey all,

 

So I have had the samsung 8 series for some time now and I am finding that I dont like the wb browser.  Is there any way I can install chrome? I have to keep using airplay from my mac, but I would prefer to use the TV only if possible, but th browser is not great.

 

TIA


Hi @Gregoris  Unfortunately it is not possible to install another Web Browser directly on the TV, any Smart Tv Browser is more limited than a PC/Mac.  other than using Airplay,  casting or screen mirroring  alternative is to use a Media Streamer. However browsers on some of these will not be ideal either.

 

Some information here:  https://www.lifewire.com/Samsung Tv Browser and Alternatives 

 

 

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@Gregoris wrote:

Hey all,

 

So I have had the samsung 8 series for some time now and I am finding that I dont like the wb browser.  Is there any way I can install chrome? I have to keep using airplay from my mac, but I would prefer to use the TV only if possible, but th browser is not great.

 

TIA


Hi @Gregoris  Unfortunately it is not possible to install another Web Browser directly on the TV, any Smart Tv Browser is more limited than a PC/Mac.  other than using Airplay,  casting or screen mirroring  alternative is to use a Media Streamer. However browsers on some of these will not be ideal either.

 

Some information here:  https://www.lifewire.com/Samsung Tv Browser and Alternatives 

 

 

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Hey,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

I dont often need it and airplay is a good option as I can play home made videos dirctly on the TV and it skips a bit using the 5GHz frequency on my router.

 

The problem is that I watch the F1 and who knows when they will make a smart TV app, so I use the web browser and some of the video content refuses to go full screen mode and I then have to have my laptop plugged in non stop and control it from there, which is a pain. But using chrome from my laptop means it always works and goes into full screen mode.

 

Shame it cant be installed on the TV, but thanks for your help :smiling-face:

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