JULY 30, 2011
We're all tired of losing the remote. Who knows how many couch cushions across the globe have devoured clicker after clicker? It can also be a huge pain to keep up with multiple remotes for your various entertainment products. Samsung wants to make things easier by providing an app that will allow you to control your Samsung TV, Samsung Blu-ray, and other devices.
TV Remote by Samsung is now available for iPhone and iPad*, as well as the family of Android powered smartphones and tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Phone or the Samsung Galaxy Tab**.
The app is free to download, but you'll need to make sure your TV is compatible. Here's a peek at some of the supported models.
• All 2010 Samsung TVs with Internet@TV
o LED 6500 Series or higher
o LCD 650 Series or higher
o PDP 6500 Series or higher
• All 2011 Samsung TVs with AllShare
o LED D5000 32" Series or higher
o LCD 550 Series or higher
o PDP 550 Series or higher
The Samsung TV Remote is not only a handy replacement for your normal push-button remote; it has some amazing additional features, too. Check out some of these easy-to-use features:
• Gesture Functions: Use a simple swipe of the finger or a tilt of your device to control volume, channels, or other settings.
• Keyboard: A full QWERTY keyboard makes entering text a snap.
• Settings: You can access a full settings menu from the touch screen of your device. You can also easily change or adjust your TV’s settings such as Closed Captioning or updating your channel list.
• Game Remote Control: User interface designed to gaming comfortable. More features may be available, depending on model of TV.
Setting Up the Samsung TV Remote App
• You can download the Samsung TV Remote App from the Android Marketplace or iTunes, depending on your device.
• To use the Samsung TV Remote App, you’ll need to have your TV connected to the same network as your device. If your TV is connected to the Internet via wired LAN, you'll need to route it through the same wireless hub as your device running the TV Remote app.
• Make sure your TV settings indicate that], "Network Remote Control" (for 2011) or "Wireless Remote Control" (for 2010), is turned on. This can be managed under the "Setup" menu.
• Once your TV and device are connected to the same wireless network, the Samsung TV Remote App will detect your TV model and adjust itself to the proper settings automatically.
• Likewise, you can connect both devices to the same wireless network with a USB Wireless LAN adapter such as the Samsung LinkStick .
The Samsung TV Remote App makes getting the most out of your TV a simple and fun process. Besides, if you’re going to carry around that Smart Phone or Tab, you might as well have a remote at the ready, too.
*Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.
** Requires Android OS 2.1 or later. We recommend Android OS 2.2.