Peloton App On Samsung TV (EASY Workaround!)

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You’re not the only one searching for the Peloton App on your Samsung TV.

Although app availability can vary from model to model and vice versa, there is consensus that no Samsung TV supports Peloton natively.

Peloton App On Samsung TV

You won’t be able to find the Peloton App on your Samsung TV if you search. The Samsung Smart Hub doesn’t support it. You will need a streaming media player such as Roku, Firestick, or Apple TV to overcome this problem. These devices can be used with the Peloton App.

It can be frustrating to spend hundreds of dollars on a smart television only to find out that the TV doesn’t support your favorite app.

While I understand your feelings, it is helpful to at least try to understand why this happened.

Why is the Peloton App not available on Samsung TV

Significant resources are needed for every new platform that an app supports. Consider the Peloton app as an example.

While I understand your feelings, it is helpful to at least try to understand why this happened.

Why is the Peloton App not available on Samsung TV

Significant resources are needed for every new platform that an app supports. Consider the Peloton app as an example.

Peloton wants their app accessible to as many people as possible. To do this, they must partner with multiple platforms that already have customers.

These partnerships ensure that the Peloton App is accessible to all. However, this comes at a high price.

Every partnership requires an in-house team to support the version of the Peloton App. This includes developers making sure the app is compatible and updating the app as needed, to partner relations to ensure that the relationship is running smoothly, and so on.

This all leads to a simple business question: Since the cost of one partnership is high, how can you reach as many people with a small number of partners?

Instead of trying to reach a deal with every TV manufacturer and each individual app platform (such as the Samsung Smart Hub), the answer is to focus on the top streaming platforms.

Unsurprisingly, the Peloton app now works on streaming platforms such as Roku, Amazon Firestick and Apple TV instead of the Samsung Smart Hub.

As a workaround, you can use a streaming media player

What’s my advice?

Set up an Apple TV or Roku with your Samsung TV. This is what even Samsung tech support recommends!

It is not worth spending hundreds of dollars on a TV, when you can get a streaming device for less than half the price.

These streaming devices are a better option than Samsung’s Smart Hub.

Roku is the most popular streaming service in America right now, and with good reason. It has almost every app available, and it’s extremely easy to use.

Roku has no monthly charges, but a one-time cost for the device.

Connect your phone, tablet or computer to your Samsung TV

Another option is to connect your tablet, phone or computer directly to your Samsung TV via an HDMI cable.

This will enable you to access the Peloton App on any of these devices, and then display it on your TV.

Most Samsung TVs come with at least one HDMI port. The situation with smartphones, tablets, and computers is a little different. These will likely require an HDMI adapter. Here are some examples:

  • Thunderbolt adapter to HDMI
  • HDMI adapter for lighting
  • USB-C adapter to HDMI

After you have established the connections, make sure that your Samsung TV has switched to HDMI. If your Samsung TV is not switched to HDMI, press the SOURCE button on your remote.

Instead, cast your Peloton to the Samsung TV

You can cast directly to your Samsung TV if you own the Peloton Bike or Bike, or Tread, and neither of these options work for you. You don’t need any additional apps to download to your TV.

To test this approach, turn on your Samsung TV then go to the Home screen.

Tap SETTINGS at the top of your Peloton screen. About half-way down, you’ll see CASTE SCREEN. Click on it.

You may see the option to connect with from this page. It’s great if you can see it. Click on it. It takes between 5-10 seconds for it to connect. It will connect once it is done, and you’ll be able to see your Peloton on TV!

Be aware that not all Samsung TV models can be used with Peloton.

To make sure your Samsung TV doesn’t show up, hit the refresh icon in your Peloton (top-right of popup window). This will make your Peloton “look” again for your Samsung TV.

Final step: Click on ADVANCED SECTIONS (bottom-right of the popup window), and then click the three vertical dots at the top right corner.

Check “Enable wireless display”. It won’t be able to see your TV no matter what you do.

Wirelessly use your phone, tablet, or computer

Access the Peloton app from your phone, tablet, or computer and use it for your workout.

Although it may not be the best or most appropriate answer, it is an option.

You can download the Peloton app from either the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store.

Conclusion

The Peloton App is not available for Samsung TVs.

Peloton decided to not work with every TV manufacturer and instead partnered with the most popular streaming platforms and made their app accessible there.

To access the Peloton App on your Samsung TV, you will need:

  • You can stream devices like Roku, Firestick, or Apple TV.
  • An HDMI cord connects your phone, tablet, or computer directly to your Samsung TV.

If none of these options work, you can cast directly from your Samsung TV using your Bike, Tread or Bike+, or you can use your tablet, phone, or computer.

These options may have worked for you. Did you manage to get the Peloton App working on your Samsung TV? Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

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