Most TVs sold for years are Smart TVs. This means that they have the ability to connect to the Internet and offer extra features in addition to simply viewing DDT channels. For example, they can run apps like Netflix, HBO, Youtube, web browsers, etc…
Many people have TVs of this type at home, but they don’t enjoy the Smart part by not connecting them to the Internet. If you’re one of these people, we’re going to fix it. You should not be afraid, connecting a Smart TV to the Internet is very simple and in the following lines we will explain how to do it with Samsung models.
Prerequisites: What do I need?
In order to connect your Samsung Smart TV to the Internet, you need to meet a number of requirements. The first, of course, is to have a branded TV that has the possibility to connect to the Internet, either via Ethernet cable or WiFi. You can check the instruction book or technical specifications of your model to see if you meet it.
In case you comply, the next thing to do is decide whether to connect your cable or WiFi TV to the Internet. Of course, to do this you will have to have an Internet connection on the place where you are going to install the TV.
If you have your router nearby, it’s best to use an ethernet cable. It is a cheap option and that avoids problems of interference, cuts, slowness, etc… To do this, you only need an ethernet cable that you have to connect to the TV’s network socket at one end and to a free mouth of the router.
However, if you have your router away or if for any other reason you prefer to connect via WiFi, check that your TV integrates a WiFi adapter or finds one that is compatible and plug it into a USB port on the TV.
Once you’ve done these checks and connected the necessary hardware (the cable or WiFi adapter), you’re ready to make the necessary settings in the TV menus.
Connect Samsung Smart TV to the Internet
Using the cable to the connected router or if you’re sure your TV has WiFi connectivity, tap the Home button on your TV controller to access the settings menu.
Once inside, go to Network and then select the Network Settings option. At this point, you will have to choose between the two connectivity methods that the TV will offer you: LAN or wireless cable. Select the method you want to use and press OK.
If you selected LAN cable and the connections are correct, the TV should tell you within a few seconds that the connection was successful. However, if you choose wireless, you will have to select the WiFi network to which you want to connect and then enter the password so that the connection can be terminated.
Once you’ve followed these steps, your Samsung Smart TV should already have an Internet connection, and you’ll be able to access all the online services available to your computer.