How to Set Up a Samsung Smart TV

Introduction

What's in the box?

Samsung televisions normally come with just the television and a remote.

Things you need before you start:

A Samsung television.

Applicable cables (HDMI, coax, ethernet)

An internet connection -You need to connect your device to a Wi-Fi or wired (Ethernet) network to complete setup and access all of the content available on Samsung TV

1 Plugging in Cables

HDMI Cable HDMI cable
HDMI Port HDMI port
  1. Plug your HDMI cable into your cable box if you have one.
  2. Plug your power cable into the television and the other end into an outlet.
Ethernet Cable Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Port Ethernet port
  1. Acquire an Ethernet cable if you want a wired connection.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your router/modem's Ethernet port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your device's Ethernet port.

2 Power On

Back of a samsung tv showing the power button

After you have plugged in your cables, press the power button on your Smart TV.

3 Select Language

Samsung tv menu showing language selection

  1. Turning on the Smart TV for the first time will prompt you to enter setup.
  2. The first step of setup will ask you for your desired language.
  3. Select either English or Welcome.

4 Internet Connection

The following steps will help you connect your Samsung Smart TV to the Internet.

? Are you using a wired or wireless connection?

  1. Wireless
  2. Wired

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What's in the box?

Samsung televisions normally come with just the television and a remote.

Things you need before you start:

A Samsung television.

Applicable cables (HDMI, coax, ethernet)

An internet connection -You need to connect your device to a Wi-Fi or wired (Ethernet) network to complete setup and access all of the content available on Samsung TV

HDMI Cable HDMI cable
HDMI Port HDMI port
  1. Plug your HDMI cable into your cable box if you have one.
  2. Plug your power cable into the television and the other end into an outlet.
Ethernet Cable Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Port Ethernet port
  1. Acquire an Ethernet cable if you want a wired connection.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your router/modem's Ethernet port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your device's Ethernet port.

Back of a samsung tv showing the power button

After you have plugged in your cables, press the power button on your Smart TV.

Samsung tv menu showing language selection

  1. Turning on the Smart TV for the first time will prompt you to enter setup.
  2. The first step of setup will ask you for your desired language.
  3. Select either English or Welcome.
The following steps will help you connect your Samsung Smart TV to the Internet.
In order to connect to a wireless network, you must have the required credentials. These are:
  • Wireless Network Name (SSID)
  • Wireless Network Key (Password)

Finding Network Credentials

Most wireless routers or gateways have a label with the default credentials. If the credentials aren't there, check the documentation that came with your device.
Default Wi-Fi credentials highlighted on router / gateway sticker.

If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) installed the wireless router or gateway, they might have left you a setup sheet which may have the credentials.

Before you start, you should know your Wireless Network Name (SSID) and Password.

Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Samsung Smart TV to the Internet, via a Wi-Fi or wired (Ethernet) connection.

Samsung tv network name selection

Your Samsung Smart TV will ask you to select your Wi-Fi network.

Once your network is selected you will need to insert your password.

After a brief moment you will be connected to the internet.

  1. As part of your initial setup, you will need to tell your Smart TV where to receive its television source.
    Samsung select tv source

  2. Select your TV source. It may be a Cable or Satellite Box, or an Antenna.
    Samsung tv setup a cable or satellite box

  3. Select your input source. This is the connection between your cable box or satellite and your television.
    Samsung tv selecting an input source

  4. Select your cable provider from the on screen list.
Ethernet Cable An ethernet cable
Ethernet Port An ethernet port
  1. Acquire an Ethernet cable.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your router/modem's Ethernet port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your device's Ethernet port.
  4. Usually this is all that is needed to connect your device to a wired connection.
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