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How To Restart App on Samsung TV

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Are your Samsung TV apps crashing or not responding while you are using them? Or is your Android television too slow to load an app properly? If so, you are not alone. Many Samsung TV users are facing these issues and the only solution to a crashing or not responding app is to restart it. 

Quick Answer

You can simply turn off and on your television, which will have the same effect as restarting the app. To do this, long-press the power button on your TV remote and wait for the Samsung logo to appear. This will completely turn off your tv. After waiting for 30 seconds, you can turn it on again via the power button.

Now, you must be wondering why you need to restart your television set to restart the app on Samsung TV. So, let’s discuss all these things in detail and understand how you can restart the app on Samsung TV by different methods. 

Why Do You Need To Restart Apps on TV?

Most of the smart or Android TVs are not as fast and high-performing as your Android smartphone. They are made to run a few applications, but when you use more apps on a single TV, it will be difficult for the system to run them smoothly.

That is why you may face some problems with apps crashing or not responding. But, you may wonder why you can’t simply close and open the app to restart it. 

The answer is that smart televisions have features that don’t let the system completely shut down when you push the power button. Instead, it put the TV on a stand-by mode that let some apps keep running in the background. So, that is why you have to restart the app on Samsung televisions. 

You can restart your Samsung TV and get rid of any problems with apps in a very simple way. So, let’s get see how to do it.

How To Restart App on Samsung TV

There are two methods to restart apps on a Samsung TV. Both methods are great to fix problems with apps crashing or not responding. Let’s discuss these methods in detail. 

Method #1: Forcefully Turning Off the TV

This method involves forcefully or completely turning off your TV and turning it back on. It works great on all types of older and newer Samsung televisions, especially non-Android ones. 

Here are the simple steps to follow:

  1. Long-press the power button on the remote.
  2. Wait a few seconds until the Samsung logo appears on the screen.
  3. This will shut down the television system, and you will have to wait at least 30 seconds until it is turned off.
  4. Now, turn it back on (it will take longer than usual to turn on, so don’t panic).

All the apps on your Samsung TV will be restarted and you can run them. 

Method #2: Resetting All Apps via Smart Hub

If the above method doesn’t work for you and the problem with your apps still exists, you can try another way to restart apps. This method will sign you out from all the apps. 

Below are the steps that you can follow:

  1. Open the “Settings” by clicking on the second option on the left bottom corner of your Samsung TV.
  2. Here you will see a list of settings, so scroll down and click “Support.”
  3. A new window will be opened on your right side, and here you will have to find and click on the “Self Diagnosis” option.
  4. Another list of options will be opened, and you will have to click “Reset Smart Hub.”
  5. Now confirm the action, and it will log you out from all the apps on your Samsung TV.

This will have the same effect as restarting the apps. 


Most of the time, restarting an app on your Samsung TV can easily fix slow-moving or crashing apps so you can enjoy your favorite shows. This article has touched on two simple methods that you can use to restart the apps on your Samsung TV. 

I hope these methods are helpful and if you have any questions, you can ask me by writing in the comment section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I force close an app on Samsung TV?

If you are stuck in an app and need to force close it, don’t worry. Simply press the “Exit” button on your remote and hold it down for a few seconds. The app will automatically force close itself.

How to clear the cache and cookies of Samsung TV?

To clear cache and cookies on Samsung television, you need to go to “Settings” and click on “Apps.” Here, you will select your desired app and click on “Clear Cache and Cookies.” This will delete all the cache and cookies of the app.

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