A lot of Pluto TV users are complaining that the Pluto TV is not working on their Samsung smart TV. I know a few reasons that can cause this because I own a Samsung smart TV running the Tizen OS. So, if you are bothered with pluto TV not working on Samsung smart TV I am here to take the hook off your neck in this article.
The Pluto TV app has stopped working on my Samsung Smart TV while running the free TV app knowing fully that the Pluto TV app only works on some selected Smart TV.
So, If Pluto TV not working on your Samsung Smart TV and your Samsung Smart TV supports the Pluto TV app, here, in this article, you will get to know how to pluto tv not working on Samsung TV and be able to watch the Pluto TV on your Samsung smart TV.
Pluto TV not working on Samsung Smart TV includes the Pluto TV app freezing, not loading, missing from your smart TV or even crashing when your launch the app on your Samsung smart TV.
It was also recorded that the Pluto TV not working on Hisense also occur. With the steps in this article, you will be able to fix the Pluto TV app not working on your smart TV including the Samsung Smart TV and Hisense TV.
Pluto TV not working on Smart TV
Pluto TV not Working on Samsung Smart TV
The following ways are the ways to fix the Pluto TV app freezing, crashing, not loading, and not opening (working) on your Samsung smart TV. These tips are also recommended for Hisense users as well.
- Cold boot your Samsung Smart TV
- Update your TV’s software
- Delete the Pluto TV app from your Samsung TV and reinstall it again
- Reset your Samsung Smart Hub
We will detail the approaches above on how to fix Samsung apps not working as well as the Pluto TV on your Samsung and Hisense.
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Pluto TV not Working on Samsung TV
We detail each of the steps to take to fix Pluto TV not working on Samsung TV.
How to Cold Boot your Samsung Smart TV
Follow the steps below to cold boot your Samsung Smart TV in a bit to fix the Pluto TV not working on your Samsung smart hub.
To cold boot, a smart TV is quite different from turning off your Smart TV. Turning off your TV put your TV into standby mode. This means that the TV is not totally off. There is a bit of current in the TV when put off.
However, a cold reboot will have to put off your TV completely without leaving any current in the TV.
To cold boot your Samsung smart TV implies unplugging your Smart TV from the power source and waiting for a couple of seconds before turning on the TV.
There are two ways to fix the app not working on your Samsung smart TV. You can fix an app not working on your device with either the help of your remote control or unplugging your TV from the power source.
To cold boot your Samsung smart to fix the Pluto TV app has stopped working follow the steps below.
Press your Samsung smart TV power button and wait for a couple of seconds until the TV is completely turned off. Press the power button again after 5 minutes to turn on your Samsung smart TV to complete your TV cold booting.
Alternatively, you can cold boot your Samsung smart TV by following the below steps.
- Unplug your Samsung Smart TV from the power source.
- Wait for about 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes plug the TV again.
This will complete the TV cold booting and could help to fix any app on your Samsung smart TV not working including app freezing on your TV.
How to Update Samsung Smart TV Software
Follow the steps below to update your Samsung Smart TV software to fix all error pertaining apps on your TV including the Pluto TV app not working.
- Power on your Samsung smart TV.
- Navigate to settings at the bottom left.
- Scroll to “Support” and select it.
- Select “Software update.”
- Select “Update Now”
Now, if there is an update available, your TV will search for it, download and install the new update to fix all apps not working on your Samsung smart TV.
Delete the Pluto TV App from your Samsung TV and Reinstall it again
Follow the steps below to uninstall the Pluto TV app. After that, clear the app cache before you proceed to reinstall the new Pluto app.
- Navigate to apps and select it.
- Select “Settings.”
- Find the “Pluto TV” app from the apps list.
- Select the “Delete” button.
- Remove the app.
Now, clear app caches in your Samsung TV, cold boot the TV and reinstall the Pluto TV app again.
Reset your Samsung Smart Hub
Before you proceed to reset your Samsung smart hub make sure you backup your login usernames and passwords for all with saved passwords on your device. To reset your smart hub follow the steps below.
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Support
- Select Self Diagnosis or Device Care
- Click on Reset Smart Hub
- Enter your TV default pin “0000” if you have not changed it.
That is all you do to reset your Samsung smart TV hub to fix Pluto TV not working on Samsung smart TV.
Pluto TV won’t Install on Samsung TV
The new Samsung TV OS trashed some old apps on the Samsung store including the Pluto TV app. However, the Samsung Tizen OS doesn’t allow make it difficult to download and install apps from other sources on the Samsung smart TV rather it also removed some streaming apps from the TV store including the Pluto TV. This is the more reason why Pluto TV won’t install on Samsung TVs.
However, the only way to fix the Pluto TV won’t install on Samsung TV is to cast the Pluto TV from your phone screen to your Samsung TV.
Therefore, I’d share with you below how to cast your phone screen [Samsung phone preferably] to your Samsung TV to watch your favourite Pluto TV movie on it.
- Connect your Samsung TV and phone to the same WiFi network.
- Launch your Samsung phone’s quick settings from the notification tray.
- Click on “Smart view” when you scroll down the screen a bit.
- Click on the name of your “Samsung smart TV” from the list.
- Click o “Start Now.”
- Enter your PIN to allow connection access when you are prompted.
- Your phone screen will appear on your TV screen.
- Open the Pluto TV app and choose the content that you’d love to cast on your TV.
With this, you shouldn’t have a problem if Pluto TV won’t install on your Samsung TV.
Pluto TV Freezes on Samsung
I can no longer use the Pluto TV app on my Samsung TV with Tizen OS at the time of updating this article. Also, YouTube pulled some of the videos I made on Pluto TV on my channel.
However, if you still have the Pluto TV app working on your Samsung but freezes while using it, below are the steps to take to fix the Pluto TV freezes on Samsung you can attempt.
- Close the Pluto TV app and reopen it
- Restart your Samsung TV
- Clear the app cache.
- Log out and log into your Pluto TV account.
- Update the Pluto TV to the latest version.
How to Update Pluto TV on Samsung Smart TV
The Pluto TV can be malfunctioning such as freezing out when you want to open it. And this may be because the app is outdated. So, I will walk you through how to update Pluto TV on Samsung TV to fix the Pluto TV freezes on your Samsung.
- Press your Samsung TV Smart Hub button.
- Select Featured.
- You will see apps that are due for updates.
- Navigate to the Pluto TV app.
- Press and hold the Enter button until the TV sub-menu appears.
- Choose Update apps.
- Select “Pluto TV”
- Select “Update” and press the “Enter” button.
Wait until the update is completed. Once it’s done choose to open the app and see if it still freezes.
Pluto TV won’t Install on Samsung TV
The pluto tv won’t install on some selected Samsung TVs. However, if the Pluto TV failed to install on your Samsung TV it could be because of the following reasons.
- The pluto TV app is not available on your Samsung TV OS.
- You won’t be to install the Samsung TV if the streaming app is not available in your location. You can use Paramount Network or Paramount Plus instead.
- You are using a Tizen OS Samsung TV.
If you fall into any of these categories you won’t be able to install the Pluto TV app on your Samsung TV.
Can’t Find Pluto TV on Samsung Smart TV
If you can’t find pluto TV on Samsung smart TV you possess it could mean that the app is no longer available on the Samsung apps store. However, you can use an alternative means to use the Pluto TV on your Samsung.
So, if you can’t find Pluto TV on your Samsung smart TV you can use the following devices as alternative means to start using and streaming your favourite shows or event on Pluto TV.
Pluto TV Stuck on Loading
If the pluto tv stuck on loading screen then do the following.
- Force to stop the Pluto TV app.
- Update the Pluto TV to the latest or newest release.
- Restart your Samsung TV.
- Cold boot your TV.
- Clear the Pluto TV app cache.
With the troubleshooting tips above you should be able to fix your Pluto TV stuck on loading screen on your Samsung TV.
Why Can’t I Get Pluto TV on my Samsung Smart TV
The following reasons could be why you can’t get the Pluto TV on your Samsung smart TV.
- Samsung has dropped support for the Pluto TV app, perhaps.
- Your Samsung Smart TV OS doesn’t support installing Pluto TV.
While there are more other reasons why you can’t get Pluto TV on your Samsung smart TV; the tips provided above could be the reason why.
Pluto TV not Working on Samsung TV faq
Find answers to some of the Pluto TV app not working on Samsung smart TV frequently asked questions.
Why can’t I get pluto tv on my Samsung smart tv?
You won’t be able to get the Pluto TV on your Samsung smart TV on Tizen OS.
Can’t find pluto tv on Samsung smart tv
Samsung has dropped support for Pluto TV on its apps store and that is why you can’t find pluto TV on the TV apps store.
How to watch pluto tv on Samsung smart tv
Go to your Samsung Apps section and open the Pluto TV app. If you are logged in you will be taken to your Pluto TV homepage else you will be prompted to sign in to access or unlock the content.
Pluto TV Frozen
If your Pluto TV is outdated it would likely freeze out.