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How to Get Freesat on Your Samsung TV: Step-by-Step Guide

Jun-2023 / 3 min read

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Samsung smart TVs are the go-to choice for home entertainment, and it’s not hard to see why. Some of the reasons people gravitate to them include their picture quality, versatility, and user-friendly features. One of the features that has captured the attention of many TV viewers in the UK is the built-in satellite receiver, which offers a wealth of entertainment options. This is especially true when paired with Freesat.

Now comes the burning question: how can you get your Samsung Freesat TV up and running? This comprehensive guide provides a step-by-step walkthrough for you to do just that.

Does My Samsung TV Have Built-In Freesat?

Here’s some good news: most modern Samsung smart TVs come with built-in satellite receivers, which makes it easy for users to access Freesat. This means there’s no need to buy a separate set-top box, resulting in a little more money in your back pocket.

Samsung TVs with built-in Freesat receivers include the Q80T QLED 4K UHD HDR 65-inch Smart TV, and the Q80A QLED 4K HDR 55-inch Smart TV.

To check if your Samsung TV has this feature, you can simply search online using your TV model name or have a look at the user manual.

Setting Up Freesat on Your Samsung TV

Bad news first: if your Samsung TV doesn’t have a built-in satellite receiver, you’ll need to connect a satellite box to your TV. Now for the good news. The process is straightforward and can be completed in a few simple steps.

Connecting a Satellite Box to Your Samsung TV

  1. Start by purchasing a satellite box if your TV doesn’t already have a built-in satellite receiver.
  2. Switch off both your TV and satellite box before beginning the process.
  3. Connect the cable wire to the Coaxial Cable Port on the satellite box. The other end of this cable should be connected to your satellite dish.
  4. Next, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI out port on the satellite box and the other end to the HDMI in port on your TV.
  5. After checking the cable connections, switch on your TV and satellite box.

Tuning Your Samsung TV to Freesat

Once you’ve connected your satellite box (or if your TV has a built-in satellite receiver), you’ll need to tune your TV to Freesat. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Menu button on your Samsung Smart TV remote.
  2. Select “Broadcasting” and then “Auto Tuning”.
  3. Press “Start” when prompted.
  4. On the Auto Tuning screen, set “Aerial” to Satellite and “Channel Type” to Digital & Analogue.
  5. Click “Scan” to start scanning for channels.

And voilà! Your Samsung Freesat TV is now set up and ready for you to enjoy your favourite shows.

Setting up Freesat on your Samsung TV is simple and allows you to access a wide variety of free-to-air channels. Whether you have a Samsung Freesat TV or a Samsung TV with a built-in satellite receiver, these steps will help you get up and running in no time.

However, not all of us are tech-savvy and may require professional help to ensure a smooth and proper installation. If you’re unsure or need assistance, get in touch with us. Our team of skilled professionals are willing and able to assist with your Freesat installation. With us, you can have peace of mind knowing that your Freesat service will be installed correctly and optimally for the best viewing experience.

Get started today and enjoy an immersive television experience like no other. Dive into a world of entertainment that is as diverse as it is exciting. With Freesat on your Samsung TV, you’re all set for an unrivalled viewing experience.

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