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How to Install and Setup Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV

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Quick Overview
  • Jellyfin is a free alternative to Plex Media Server for watching TV shows and movies without subscription fees.
  • Installation and setup of Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV involves downloading Jellyfin, enabling Developer Mode on the TV, and installing the app on the TV using Tizen Studio.
  • After successful installation, users can access Jellyfin on their Samsung Smart TV to start streaming their favorite media content by entering the server's URL and login credentials.

If you are a fan of Plex Media Server, you might have definitely heard about Jellyfin. Mainly, Jellyfin is the best alternative to Plex Media Server if you don’t wish to pay outrageous or anything to watch your favorite TV Shows and Movies that you already have. However, as usual, a lot of people are not aware of how they can install and setup Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV. Luckily, if you are one of those, this guide will help you out.

How to Install and Setup Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV

Is It Possible to Install Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV?

While Jellyfin is not specifically made for Samsung Tizen TVs, with a few tips and tricks, you will be able to install and setup Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV. However, the process may seem a bit complicated at first, but after you read the guide carefully, it should not be as difficult.

However, the answer to this question is definitely yes because this guide is all about that. If you have ever though that Jellyfin is only available for Android, Windows, and Linux, you are partially right. Here, we will show you how you can install jellyfin on Samsung Smar TV.

How to Install and Setup Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV?

Thankfully, being an open-source software has its own set of perks. And that’s why the developers and contributors have found a way out to install and setup jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV with some twists and turns.

Step 1: Download Jellyfin

You might be thinking that the first step should be related to some TV work. However, that’s not the case with Samsung Smart TV. For installing Jellyfin on your Samsung Smart TV, you will need to download Jellyfin on your PC and then install it on your smart TV. While this may sound a bit intimidating, it is not.

Remember, this is an advanced level of procedure. Therefore, make sure that you stick to this guide for as long as you can. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. On your Windows PC, download Tizen Studio. Here’s the link.
  2. Now, go to this GitHub page and download Jellyfin.wgt. It is present at the bottom. Make sure that you don’t download any Master or Pre-release files.
  3. Install Tizen Studio on your PC and make sure that your PC and Samsung Smart TV are connected to the same WiFi.
  4. If you don’t know your IP, click on the Start button and type CMD, and press Enter.
  5. In the Command Prompt window, type: ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  6. Now, check the “IPv4 Address:” Write it down somewhere.

That’s it. Now, you need to follow up with the next step and move toward your Samsung Smart TV because the next step involves working with it.

Step 2: Enable Developer Mode on Samsung Smart TV

The first step towards installing and setting up Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV is enabling the developer mode. By default, developer mode is never turned on, and you should also not turn it on if you have children at your home using the TV.

The Developer Mode, as said, on Samsung TV unlocks a powerful and complicated architecture that is only beneficial when you plan to do something aggressive. With that being said, here are the steps to enable developer mode on Samsung Smart TV:

  1. Turn on your Samsung Smart TV.
  2. When on the Home Screen, using your remote, click on Apps.
  3. Now, while on the Apps Page, on your remote, directly type 12345.
  4. You will now be presented with a toggle to enable Developer Mode. Do that.
  5. Next, enter the IP address of the computer, as already discussed in Step 1. Hope you have written it somewhere.
  6. Now, restart your TV.
  7. When your TV restarts, go to the Apps Page, and you should see Developer Mode written at the top.

Step 3: Install and Set up of Jellyfin on Samsung Smart TV

Now comes the third step of our guide and probably the most important one. This is because, doing this wrong can break your system. And doing it in the right way will open up gateway to a world full of possibilities where you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows absolutely free of cost. If you are ready, proceed further with these steps:

  1. When you are able to see your Samsung Smart TV in Developer Mode, turn on your PC.
  2. Launch the Tizen Studio that you installed before.
  3. Once opened, go to Remote Device Manager.
  4. Click on the + icon and set a name for your TV and also enter the IP Address. This IP address is the same as you have written before.
  5. Assign a port for your TV. By default, the port is 26101.
  6. Click on Add.
  7. Now, go to this address on your PC:  C:\tizen-studio\tools\ide\bin. You can go there by simply following this path or copying and pasting it on your address bar.
  8. Next, right-click on an Empty Space, and from the pop-up menu, click on Open in Windows Terminal.
  9. Copy and paste this code: tizen install -n Jellyfin.wgt -t <ABCD>. ABCD is the name of your TV you set in the above steps.
  10. If this code does not work, enter this instead: .\tizen install -n Jellyfin.wgt -t <TV name>.

Now, Jellyfin is successfully installed on your Samsung Smart TV. Keep your PC in the same state and restart your Samsung Smart TV. If you see a clock revolving on your screen, wait until it goes away and then restart. Next, when you turn on your TV, you should be able to see the Jellyfin app appearing in the apps section on your Smart TV.

Step 4: Set up and Start Watching on Jellyfin

Now that you have completed the above step, you receive a pat on your back because you have done a great job. Because everything is ready, you can now work on the library of Jellyfin and start streaming it on your Samsung Smart TV. However, working with Jellyfin is out of the scope of this guide. But, still, we will guide you a bit.

First of all, considering that you have already uploaded your favorite TV shows and movies on your Jellyfin, you can start watching them on your Samsung Smart TV. Now, on your Smart TV, open the Internet. Now, enter this URL: https:/severIP:8096. Here, serverIP stands for the IP address that you have used throughout the process.

Now, enter the Username and Password you have set on Jellyfin, and your Smart TV is ready to Stream content from the Jellyfin app. Alternatively, you can also do this from the Jellyfin app just make sure that you are connected to the same WiFi network where the files are hosted.

The Bottom Line

Well, that’s all we have here about how you can set up and install Jellyfin on a Samsung Smart TV. We hope that after reading this guide, you have successfully installed Jellyfin on your Samsung Smart TV. However, if you still have any issues or queries, make sure to comment below so that we can help you.

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1 COMMENT

  1. You mentioned to make sure that the ‘PC and Samsung Smart TV are connected to the same WiFi’. Does this process still work if the connection is wired? i.e. both have ethernet cables (+ internet) out of the same router.

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