Can Samsung smart tv play mkv, mp4, mov, m4v, 3d, x265?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Entertainment has always been a huge part of the human lifestyle. After a long hard day, when you come back home, it is natural to want to watch some TV to get your mind off things. However, gone are the days when you had to just watch whatever was on air. If you did not want to do that, you had to wait for your favorite shows to air.

But, things are different now. Smart TVs have transformed the way people use Television sets. Also, the smart TV comes with a huge range of features. However, with so many gadgets offering so many features, things can get confusing.

Can Samsung Smart TV Play MKV, Mp4, Mov, M4v, 3D, X265?

Your Samsung Smart TV can play  MKV, Mp4, Mov, and 3D. Its ability to play X265 would depend on the model and make. On the other hand, your Samsung TV would not be able to play M4v.

Can Samsung Smart TV Play MKV Files?

Yes, your Samsung smart TV can play MKV. You can play the file using the media server on the Samsung TV. Also, you can transfer the MKV to your device using a USB. Once you have done that, you should be able to smoothly play the file.

Can Samsung Smart TV Play Mp4 Files?

Yes, your Samsung Smart TV can play Mp4 files as long as they are in H coding. Mp4 is a file containing your data. It can code this data in various formats. However, all the formats may not be readable by your smart TV. If you are sure that your coding is in the right format, and your TV is still not playing the file, there can be a few issues.

It could be that your file is corrupt. In this situation, you should not try playing it over and over again. Further, your file may have a higher bit rate than the ones your Samsung Smart TV supports. In most situations, you should be able to convert the file into a supported format using a converter tool.

Another reason you cannot play the file on your TV could be because your USB device is not compatible with your device. Fixing this issue is fairly simple. All you have to do is transfer the content into another USB device that is compatible with your TV. Then you can insert that device and play your file!

Can Samsung Smart TV Play Mov Files?

Your Smart TV would play some Mov files perfectly well while it may not be able to play others. While the reason for this can be that your file is corrupted, it may not always be the case. Sometimes, your TV would not be able to play the content because it is not in the right format. Therefore, if you suspect this, you should simply format it in another code.

You can do this using several types of software which are available. You only have use the following steps to use them:

  1. All you have to do is import the files.
  1. Then you have to select a format which your Smart TV can read.
  1. Then, click on convert. After you have done this, you will get your file in the desired format.

Can Samsung Smart TV Play M4v Files?

If you put the M4v file you have into a USB device, you might think that you can insert this on your Samsung Smart TV and watch it on a huge screen. This way you can have a great viewing experience. Once you have connected the USB, you would see that your TV acknowledges the connection.

However, when you check the storage, you would notice that it is empty. This means that you cannot view the files. You might wonder if something is wrong with your USB or whether you have done something wrong while connecting it. Actually, the problem is with your TV.

Your Samsung Smart TV will not be able to play files in the M4v format. This is because such a format is not compatible with your device. Hence, if you want to watch the content on such files, you will have to format it in a different way.

Can Samsung Smart TV Play 3D Movies?

Your Samsung Smart TV can play videos in 3D form. However, for this to happen, the file should be originally encoded in that format. Once you have confirmed that your videos are in the correct format, you can take the following steps:

  1. Push the button on your TV remote that says, Menu.
  1. Go to the Picture menu and then go on to options.
  1. Click on 3D and turn it on. You can now enjoy the video in 3D.

Can Samsung Smart TV Play X265 Files?

It depends on the specifications of your device. That said, not many Smart TVs, Samsung or not, can play X265. So, if your TV model is older than 2018, you would probably not be able to play the file. Even if your Samsung TV was made after 2018, it does not mean that you would be able to play X265. Only some models have the capacity to do so.

Can Samsung Smart TV pLAY avi Files?

For Samsung Smart TVs released in 2015 or later, AVI is not supported as a native video format. However, you may be able to play AVI files using a third-party media player app like VLC or Kodi, which are available for download from the Samsung Smart TV app store.

For Samsung Smart TVs released before 2015, some models may have built-in support for playing AVI files. To check if your TV supports AVI playback, go to the TV’s user manual or check the specifications on the Samsung website. If your TV supports AVI playback, you can play the files by connecting a USB flash drive or external hard drive with the AVI files to your TV’s USB port or by streaming the files from a media server.

How Can I Play Video Formats Not Support By Samsung Smart TV?

To fix this issue, you will have to code the file again in a format that your Samsung smart TV supports. If you want to do so, you can use any software from the many that are available on the internet. However, be careful of the website you are downloading it from. Make sure that it is a website you can trust.

This is because many websites may contain viruses. If these get on your devices, you might have issues like lagging. But that would be the least of your problems as these viruses can also view sensitive information you have stored on your device. Always run a virus scan before you trust your converted file.


Hope you understood whether or not your Samsung Smart TV can play files in different formats. You would also know how to troubleshoot some of the issues. In case you face any issues, you can always take the help of customer care to get authentic advice.