There's news today about the Samsung Smart View app. The company has pushed out a notice informing users that it's getting rid of the app this year. The Smart View app will bite the dust on October 5.
The app should not be confused with the Smart View service that allows you to mirror your phone's screen to a compatible TV. The app allowed more control over that service and it's the only component that's being done away with.
Samsung Smart View app is reaching its end of service
Samsung has updated the app description for Smart View on both the Galaxy Store and the Apple App Store to confirm that Smart View will reach the end of service on October 5, 2020. Samsung offered this app for iOS devices as well so that users could movies, shows, sports and games directly from their Samsung phones and tablets without interrupting TV playback. The app also offered a digital remote and a game controller.
The Android version could be used for controlling and casting media files to Samsung Smart TVs as well. It was also used to access Art Mode on Samsung's The Frame TV. Since SmartThings has become the primary app to control Samsung's smart devices, there was really no need for Samsung to keep a separate Smart View app.
For Samsung smart TV models over K5500 in 2016, M5500 in 2017 and The Frame, Samsung now recommends that users download its SmartThings app which is available on the Galaxy Store, the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The SmartThings app is also used to control all of its latest smart TVs.
Those who download the Smart View app before October 5 will be able to continue using it after the end of service. However, if you delete the app after October 5, you will not be able to install it again.