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How to Watch Willow TV on Samsung Smart TV

How to Watch Willow TV on Samsung Smart TV

Key Points

  • Willow TV is a dedicated channel for cricket, providing around-the-clock coverage.
  • Willow TV is available on Samsung Smart TVs through cable and satellite services as an add-on or part of a package.
  • To watch Willow TV on a Samsung Smart TV, you can download the app if you are a Sling or Willow subscriber, or cast from your mobile device using AirPlay or Smart View.

If you’re looking for something to watch, the number of streaming options nowadays is almost limitless. There’s Disney+, Paramount+, DirecTV, and many more. But, as great as premium movies and binge-worthy series are, sometimes you just want to watch sports. While Hotstar and ESPN+ cover cricket to an extent, Willow TV is dedicated entirely to the game, providing around-the-clock coverage. It’s not as well-known as the alternatives, but if you’re a big cricket fan and want to tune into live matches, Willow TV is the channel you want. But how do you access it on your Samsung smart TV? We’re here to answer this question for you.

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Can You Stream Willow TV on a Samsung Smart TV?

The short answer is yes, you can. The longer (and more useful) answer is that Willow TV is available through some cable and satellite services, as an add-on or part of a package. The table below shows how to access Willow TV on the main network services.

NetworkAvailability
DirecTVChannel 625
FiosChannel 806, and included in Sports Pass
SlingAvailable as part of the Desi Binge Plus and Hindi Mega packages
XfinityChannel 3101

How to Watch Willow TV on a Samsung Smart TV

As mentioned, you can watch Willow TV on your Samsung TV. But the way you do it depends on the services you have available to you. If you’re a DirecTV, Fios, or Comcast Xfinity customer, then you can tune into Willow TV on the channels indicated in the table above. Willow TV is also available as part of Sling. However, you need to subscribe to either the Desi Binge Plus or Hindi Mega package. It should be said that, if you’re not too bothered about watching the latest live matches, then you can find a lot of older matches on the Willow TV YouTube channel to watch when you like.

If you only want to watch Willow TV, one of the simplest (and cheapest) ways to do this is to sign up directly on their website. This comes to either $9.99/month or $79.99/year, but there is a way to reduce the cost. By following the prompt to sign up for Abound, you can effectively cut down the price to $65 for the yearly membership, or get the first three months free for a monthly plan. In simple terms, this is because Abound is a service mostly used by Indians living in the U.S. to get cashback in Indian stores and send money abroad. By signing up for the service, you get $9.99 cashback for the first 3 months or $15 cashback for the monthly and annual packages respectively. This is a no-brainer if you want Willow TV and nothing else.

For Sling or Willow subscribers, you can go to the “Apps” menu on your Samsung TV. Next, download the app there for easy watching. But if you want to cast to your TV from another device, read on.

How to Cast Willow TV to a Samsung TV

Streaming from the app directly is probably the easiest way, but casting from your mobile device is an alternative. Simply check out the method below.

Step 1: Open the App

Regardless of your phone or device, the first step is to open the Willow TV app on your mobile device.

Step 2: Activate AirPlay/ Open Quick Panel

For iPhones, you want to tap the AirPlay logo and select your TV to cast. You may need to enable AirPlay in the settings on your TV, under the “General” tab. For Androids, simply swipe up and open the Quick panel, select Smart View, and then choose your TV model. To see how this works in practice, check out the videos linked below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Willow TV available on Samsung smart TVs?

Yes, you can either subscribe directly to Willow TV and then download the app from the Samsung menu, or you can cast the app from a mobile device to your TV. If you’re a DirecTV, Fios, or Xfinity customer, you can also tune into the channel.

What channel is Willow TV on?

Willow TV is on channels 625, 806, and 3101 for DirecTV, Fios, and Xfinity, respectively.

How much does Willow TV cost?

Subscribing to Willow TV directly currently costs $9.99/month or $79.99/year. However, if you’re a new customer and sign up for the free Abound service, you can reduce the yearly cost by $15 or get the first 3 months of a monthly membership for free.

How do I watch Willow TV using Sling?

If you have the Desi Binge Plus or Hindi Mega package, then you can open the Sling app, search for Willow TV, and begin watching.

How much do Sling packages for Willow TV cost?

Currently, the Desi Binge Plus package is available for $15/month or $180/year, but with an introductory price of $10 for your first month or $99 for your first year. The Hindi Mega package comes in at $45/month.

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