- Samsung does not offer an official Twitch app for their Smart TVs.
- However, you can install Twitch on your Samsung TV by following these steps:
- Activate Samsung Developer Account
- Set Samsung TV to Developer Mode
- Install Java SDK
- Install Tizen Studio
- Tizen Package Manager: Install required packages
- Select Samsung TV in Tizen Studio
- Generate certificate
- Import Twitch app
- Install Twitch app on Samsung TV
|Topic||Installing Twitch on Samsung Smart TV|
|Availability of official Twitch app||Currently not available|
|Requirements||Samsung Smart TV with SmartHub; Samsung Developer Account; Java SDK; Tizen Studio; required packages (Tizen Studio IDE, Tizen SDK Tools, TV Extension SDK, TV Emulator)|
|Steps to install Twitch app||1. Activate Samsung Developer Account; 2. Set Samsung TV to Developer Mode; 3. Install Java SDK; 4. Install Tizen Studio; 5. Install required packages; 6. Select Samsung TV in Tizen Studio; 7. Generate certificate; 8. Import Twitch app to Tizen Studio; 9. Install Twitch app on Samsung TV|
|Conclusion||Although an official Twitch app is not available, Twitch can be installed on a Samsung TV by following the steps mentioned above.|
If you are a Twitch fan and own a Samsung Smart TV, you may have wondered if there is an official Twitch app available on your device. Unfortunately, Samsung currently does not offer an official Twitch app for their Smart TVs. However, there is a way to install Twitch on your Samsung TV.
Preparation for streaming Twitch on Samsung TV
Before we get started with the installation of Twitch on your Samsung TV, please make sure that you have a Samsung Smart TV with SmartHub. This means you can start Apps on your TV. Please note that the instructions may differ depending on the TV model.
Step 1: Activate Samsung Developer Account
The first step is to activate a Samsung Developer Account. You can use your existing Samsung account or create a new one if you don’t have one. Once you have logged in with your account on the TV, you can proceed to the next step. For detailed instructions, please refer to the official GitHub documentation.
Step 2: Set Samsung TV to Developer Mode
To install your own app on your Samsung TV, you need to set the internal app store to developer mode. Open the Samsung “Apps” in the menu, and enter the sequence “12345” on your remote control. If you have the same remote control as in the picture, this may not work. In this case, you can download a Remote TV app from the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android) on your phone, connect it to the TV and enter the sequence. Once you have successfully activated Developer Mode, a small window will appear where you have to enter your computer’s IP address. For detailed instructions, please refer to the official GitHub documentation.
Step 3: Install Java SDK
To install Twitch on your Samsung TV, you need to have Java SDK installed on your computer. You can download it from the official Oracle website.
Step 4: Install Tizen Studio
Tizen Studio is an integrated development environment for Samsung TV apps. You can download the latest version from the official Tizen website.
Step 5: Tizen Package Manager: Install required packages
Before we can start creating the Twitch app, we need to install some required packages. Open Tizen Package Manager and search for the following packages:
- Tizen Studio IDE
- Tizen SDK Tools
- TV Extension SDK
- TV Emulator
Install these packages and follow the installation instructions.
Step 6: Select Samsung TV in Tizen Studio
After you have installed the required packages, you need to select your Samsung TV in Tizen Studio. To do this, open Tizen Studio and go to “Window” > “Preferences” > “Tizen Studio” > “Samsung TV”. Click “Add” and enter your TV’s IP address.
Step 7: Generate certificate
To sign your Twitch app, you need to generate a certificate. Open Tizen Studio and go to “Window” > “Preferences” > “Tizen Studio” > “Distributor Certificates”. Click “Add” and follow the instructions to generate a certificate.
Step 8: Import Twitch app
Now that you have set up everything on your computer, it’s time to import the Twitch app to Tizen Studio. You can download the Twitch app from the official GitHub repository.
Step 9: Install Twitch app on Samsung TV
Once you have imported the Twitch app to Tizen Studio, you can deploy it to your Samsung TV. To do this, go to “Run” > “Run Configurations” and select your Samsung TV. Click “Run” and wait for the app to be installed on your TV.
Although Samsung currently does not offer an official Twitch app for their Smart TVs, there is a way to install it on your Samsung TV.