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How to Watch Samsung TV Plus on Roku Devices: A Step-by-Step Guide

January 20, 2024

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As a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 owner, I regularly enjoy 300+ live TV channels on the excellent Samsung TV Plus app. However, with the smartphone’s small screen, I wanted a way to watch this free streaming service on my Roku device and large TV.

Unfortunately, there is currently no native Samsung TV Plus app available on Roku. But fear not – with a couple easy workarounds, you can stream Samsung TV Plus to your Roku using an Android phone’s screen mirroring feature or an iPhone’s AirPlay.

Below I’ll walk through exactly how to set this up, as well as answer some common questions around Samsung TV Plus availability and alternatives on Roku devices.

Mirror Samsung TV Plus from Android Smartphone to Roku

For Android users, mirroring your Samsung Galaxy’s screen is by far the simplest way to view Samsung TV Plus on your Roku TV or streaming stick. Just follow these quick steps:

  1. Install the Samsung TV Plus app from the Play Store (requires Android 8.0+)
  2. On your phone’s notification panel, tap the Smart View icon
  3. Choose your Roku device to initiate screen mirroring
  4. Launch the Samsung TV app on your phone
  5. Play any live TV channel or video – it will show on your Roku!
Smart View Icon

This mirroring capability works flawlessly in my experience. The only downside is having to keep your phone powered on and connected while watching.

Useful Tips for Mirroring Samsung TV Plus

  • Enable developer options on your Android device to ensure reliable mirroring
  • Connect phone and Roku to 5Ghz WiFi for smoother video
  • Adjust Roku display settings: Settings > Display > Match content frame rate
  • Disable power-saving mode on phone to prevent display sleep

Can You Use AirPlay to Stream Samsung TV Plus on Roku?

Unfortunately, without access to the Samsung TV Plus iPhone app, there is no way currently to AirPlay this service to Roku devices.

However, Roku does offer its own free, ad-supported streaming option called The Roku Channel. It provides 400+ live TV channels – less robust than Samsung’s offering, but still respectable.

If keeping mobile device mirroring active is unworkable for you, The Roku Channel is a reasonable alternative.

The Roku Channel

Which Countries Have Access to Samsung TV Plus?

As of December 2022, Samsung TV Plus availability includes:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Spain
  • Korea
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • India
  • New Zealand

Key Takeaways

  • Samsung TV Plus cannot be directly installed on Roku devices
  • Using Android’s screen mirroring feature streams Samsung TV Plus to Roku
  • AirPlay is not possible since Samsung TV Plus app is unavailable on iOS
  • Your phone will need to stay powered on and connected while streaming
  • The Roku Channel offers a similar ad-supported live TV experience
  • Consider Pluto TV as another free streaming option

So while getting Samsung TV Plus directly on your Roku would be ideal, mirroring from your Samsung Galaxy device is an easy, effective workaround. I’ve been using this method for months now to enjoy all my favorite Samsung TV Plus programming on the big screen!

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions. And happy streaming!