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by Mickeymost1 / December 13, 2013 8:27 AM PST

Could someone tell me if it is possible to change the bing search engine on samsung smart tv to google permanently


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by Highland_Logan / December 13, 2013 11:27 AM PST

Web browser settings, set home page

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Re: Samsung tv search engine
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 17, 2013 10:46 PM PST

Hi Mickeymost1,

I would be glad to look into this for you. Please provide the model number of your TV.

HD Tech

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Samsung search engine
by Mickeymost1 / December 18, 2013 6:54 AM PST

Hello thanks for getting in touch, my model number for the tv is UE40ES8000 and could you tell me if there is a list of apps available for that tv which I can look at .

Thanks again

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by Highland_Logan / December 18, 2013 7:07 PM PST
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I already gave you your answer for the web browser, and I see you've asked this information once before, how simply do you need this information presented? I have the same model. Did you attempt to do as I replied to your question?

And the list of downloadable apps is in the same place you download them. All apps that you can download appear here, none will be missing. There is a list for US only apps on the Samsung website, but as stated no list is required. Pick the category you are interested in and page down, enter app for details, decide if you want it, download or return to the previous screen, repeat.


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setting the search engine
by graemev2 / February 17, 2014 12:12 AM PST
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You gave instructions for setting the home page.
The setting for the search engine is different.

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And this is not a PC (personal computer.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2014 12:18 AM PST

Let me share this link as proof this is not what many think it is. These Smart TVs are programmed from the start as content delivery systems. PLEASE LOOK AT -> <-

This is not a personal computer but something entirely different. It can really rankle folk that want it to be like a PC where we control it all.

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It is a personal computer, just a very clumsy one!
by EdmondDantes / August 3, 2014 2:54 PM PDT

As simple as that. SmartTVs from Samsung (and other manufacturers as well, to be fair) are just setting themselves for obsolescence in the very near future. What is the use of having an internet access device with mostly unusable apps -- Facebook for instance and what is possibly the worst browser in the business? Ok, the Netflix app works, but for how long? I am not even sure what the target audience is. Someone without PC smarts won't even get the damn thing working.

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Re: Samsung search engine
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 29, 2013 10:23 PM PST
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may be fixed in firmware upgrade ...
by graemev2 / February 19, 2014 2:07 AM PST

Spoke with Samsung support. Looks like this got fixed at some point.

HOWEVER, for some F series boxes they did not seem to get around to the fix ... so it's still broken.

The lines from the support ticket were:

It appears that your TV may be running on older software as Naver used to be available as an option on the web browser but has been updated to Google on some F Series models.

You should try doing a software update on the TV itself by pressing MENU > SUPPORT > SOFTWARE UPDATE > UPDATE NOW. Select YES to run an update if there is one available. If you have already done this and there are no new updates available, you should be able to get one from our website by following the steps below.

1. Go to

They latter added:

Unfortunately however for some of the F series range only Bing and Naver can be set as the search engine.

This leaves you with and English spec TV with a foreign (sorry don't recognise the oriental script) search engine .... not a lot of use.

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Which makes a good case for
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2014 2:17 AM PST

Roku and Chromecast devices or maybe some "smart" bluray player.

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