Samsung TV Internet Speed Test (How to do it!)

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If you are curious as to the speed of streaming or downloading, you can perform a Samsung TV internet speed test very easily.

This guide will show you how to perform a speed test and gather other useful information about your Samsung TV’s internet connection.

What is a Samsung TV speed test?

A Samsung TV speed test is simply testing the internet connection speed to your TV.

It can be helpful when trying to solve any potential streaming issues that may occur.

How to check internet speed on Samsung TV?

The easiest way to check your Samsung TV’s internet speed is to simply head to on your TV’s web browser.

We will review other options for testing the internet speed on your Samsung TV.

Use your Samsung TV web browser

One of the easiest ways to test the internet speed on your Samsung TV is by using your web browser.

Step 1: From your Samsung TV, choose the web browser from the menu bar.

Step 2: In the URL bar, type

Use web browser to perform speed test on Samsung TV

Step 3: Hit go

Internet Speed test results on Samsung TV

The SpeedTest tool will perform a Samsung TV internet speed test and show you statistics such as download, upload, latency and ping.

This is a useful tool in problem-solving any instance of buffering on your Samsung TV.

How do I increase my Samsung TV speed test results?

Method 1: Reboot your Samsung Smart TV(All Samsung Models)

Any potential software conflicts causing you low Samsung TV speed test results maybe resolved by restarting your TV.

This step will also clear the RAM and cache, when these become full, it can cause streaming issues on Samsung Smart TVs.

Unplug your Samsung TV from the socket for 60 seconds before plugging it back in, to complete a power cycle.

Reboot your Samsung TV by unplugging it from the power socket

Reconnect the TV, turn it on when you’ve done so, and rerun the speed test to see if your results have improved.

Method 2: Reset your Router

Resetting your router can be effective in improving your Samsung TV internet speed test results.

How do I reset my router?

Unplugging your router from the power socket for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in will reset it.

By performing this, you’ll “power-cycle” your router and give your TV extra bandwidth, which can help you avoid streaming issues on your Samsung TV.

Method 3: Update your Samsung TV firmware

We have found that older, unsupported Samsung TV firmware causes a slower internet speed when viewing content.

I recommend that you update your Samsung TV firmware to ensure that you have the latest software, access to new apps, and an improved viewing experience.

How to update your Samsung TV firmware

Assuming your TV is already turned on, hit the HOME or MENU button on the remote.

Samsung Remote Menu Option

Now you will see the setting menu appear on the left-hand side of the TV (Please note that this may vary depending on the model of your Samsung TV).

You should scroll down to SUPPORT and then select SOFTWARE UPDATE from the menu on the right-hand side

Samsung Support settings menu
Source: Samsung

Once the updates have been installed, restart your TV and see if your still Samsung TV speed test results have improved.

Method 4: Disconnect other devices in your home from the internet

If you are experiencing slow Samsung TV speed test results, it’s good to disconnect other devices from your home internet.

Is someone in your home streaming on Netflix? What about your phone? Is someone downloading games or apps on XBOX?

Every device that you can disconnect from your internet connection will help reduce internet speed issues on your Samsung TV.

Method 5: Close any apps that are running

If you followed the step of restarting your Samsung TV, then this step would have been completed for you, otherwise please continue to close any running apps.

How does having open apps cause Samsung TV streaming issues?

The more apps that you have open on your Samsung TV reduces both the performance of your TV and the internet connection.

This degradation of performance can cause your Samsung TV to have speed test issues.

Method 6: Use an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi

To reduce Samsung TV streaming issues, an ethernet cable is a better option than using a Wi-Fi connection.

Wired connections transmit data quicker and with less interference. There are also fewer variables that can hinder the quality of connection.

Wi-Fi connections are slower and generally have a slower response time.

The distance from your playback device, along with the walls, floors, and ceilings, can all deteriorate the quality of your internet connection, causing Samsung TV speed test issues.

I always use a wired connection when it is available, and you should too!

Method 7: Disable any ad blockers or VPNs

VPNs and ad blockers can negatively affect the playback performance of your Samsung TV and cause internet speed issues.

Your connection to a VPN will always limit the speed at which you can play content.

We understand that using a VPN can be a sensible choice, mainly due to privacy concerns.

Unfortunately, by using a VPN, you are creating another dependency that can cause Samsung TV speed test issues.

Method 8: Upgrade your Internet Connection

Not everyone has access to high download speeds through their ISP (Internet Service Provider), but for those that do, consider upgrading your internet connection.

It should go without saying that a connection with 100 Mbps will have a slower download speed than one with 1 GBPS.

Method 9: Upgrade your Router

If you have had the same router for a while and have upgraded your internet connection numerous times, you may wish to check the maximum download speeds for your router.

You want to ensure that your router is able to fully utilize the download speeds that you are paying for.

A router bottleneck is an unlikely but possible cause of Samsung TV speed test issues.

Method 10: Contact Samsung TV Support

If you have tried all of the steps and your Samsung TV is still experiencing slow internet speed issues, then it may be time to contact Samsung support with your problem.

The support staff will be able to look more closely and provide more solutions to fix this problem.


As you can see, Samsung TV speed tests are very easy to perform by using the methods listed above.

We hope that this helped you in gauging the speed of the internet connection to your Samsung TV.

Happy streaming!