Guide to using SmartThings on your Samsung TV

Last Update date : 2024-01-28

SmartThings lets you easily personalize the experiences your TV and smart home devices offer, and Samsung is partnering across the industry to ensure these devices work seamlessly together so you can do more. Thousands of devices from hundreds of smart home brands already work with SmartThings and your Samsung TV. You can find a list of compatible devices [HERE] or by browsing the ‘+’ and ‘Add device’ sections within the Mobile SmartThings app.

connected devices on smartthings hub

SmartThings can detect and connect with devices around your TV using the built-in hub feature and lets you simply control devices using a unique map view UI or from a list view. Or, if the TV is off, you can still control all your devices in SmartThings through Bixby’s Always On Voice feature.

How to connect and use devices via TV SmartThings

How to use the SmartThings Hub feature on your TV

Use the SmartThings Hub feature on your TV to connect IoT devices (e.g., light bulbs, plugs, or sensors) that are supported with SmartThings via Wi-Fi or cloud-to-cloud connection.

smartthings hub on tv

Using the TV menu

Step 1. From the TV menu, navigate to SmartThings.

           •  Navigate to Menu > Connected Devices > SmartThings

Step 2. From SmartThings, select Using SmartThings Hub.

           •  Navigate to Settings > SmartThings Hub


  • Models that support the SmartThings Hub include QN900B/QN800B/QN700B/QN95B/S95B/QN90B/QN85B/Q80B/Q70B/Q60B/BU8/The Serif/The Frame/The Sero/Smart Monitor (M50B and above), released in 2022.
  • Make sure to log in to the same Samsung account on your TV as your mobile SmartThings app.
  • This function may not be supported, depending on the type of connected device.

Once you’ve set your SmartThings account up on your mobile phone, you can then view and control your registered devices straight from your TV! To register new devices with SmartThings and be able to use them from your phone and TV, follow the steps below.

using smarthings IoT devices on smartthings app

Step 1. Enable the SmartThings Hub feature on the TV.

Step 2. Tap the SmartThings app on your mobile device.

Step 3. Tap Add (the plus icon) and tap Device.

Step 4. Tap by brand or by device type.

Step 5. Select Location and Room, and then tap Next.

Step 6. On your TV, log in to the same Samsung account that you are logged into on your mobile device. Then, you will see the devices registered on the SmartThings app on your TV, which you can tap to use right away.

A source device is a device that can be connected to an external port, such as an HDMI or USB. To control source devices via the SmartThings app on TV, refer to the following guide:

Step 1. To use source devices, such as game consoles connected to external ports, select the SmartThings app from the TV menu.

Step 2. You can select and use the desired device from the SmartThings app.

Source devices include the following:

  • DVD players and Blu-ray players
  • Home theater systems
  • Game consoles
  • OTT boxes and Set-Top boxes
  • USB memory devices

A Legacy device is a home appliance that does not support SmartThings but can be controlled through the infrared on your IR remote control. To control legacy devices via the SmartThings app on TV, refer to the following guide:.

Step 1. Point your IR remote control to the legacy device and press the power button so that the TV detects the IR signal. Then, a pop-up notification will appear on the TV.

Step 2. Click Registration. Confirm that you want to control this device.

Step 3. Next, click Yes. A pop-up notification will be displayed again.

Step 4. Click Go to the SmartThings app, where you can see the full SmartThings app screen.

Compatible devices and functions for legacy devices are as follows:.

Compatible device


Air Conditioner

     Power On/Off, Temperature Up/Down, Wind Up/Down

Air Purifier

     Power Toggle, Wind Up/Down

Electric Fan

     Power Toggle, Wind Up/Down

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

     Power Toggle, Start/Stop


     Power Toggle, Wind Up/Down


Supported brands for compatible devices are as follows:

  • Air Conditioners: Carrier, Century, Chigo, Conia, Coolfree, Daewoo, Daikin, Derby, Frigidaire, Goodman, Gree, Haier, Hauzen, Himade, Hitachi, Homsys, Hyundai, Lennox, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Rheem, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Trane, Whirlpool, Whisen, Winia, Yonan, York
  • Air Purifiers: Amway, BLUEAIR, Cairs, Carrier, COWAY, Daikin, Dyson, Electrolux, GE, Gree, Hitachi, Idylis, IQAir, Kenmore, LG, Panasonic, Rabbit Air, Sharp, Shinil, Toshiba, Winix
  • Robot Vacuum Cleaners: Ariete, Auto Vacuum, Bobsweep, Ecovacs, Hoover, iRobot, LG, Lifero, MIDEA, Monoprice, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Vileda, Wap, Yujin Robot
  • Humidifiers: Bionaire, Crane, Daewoo, Dyson, Electrolux, Haan, Lasko, Levoit, OA. RedCore, Winia
  • Electric Fans: Airmate, Around, Asahi, Aucma, Balmuda, Bionaire, Black & Decker, Bokuk, Borg, Cecotec, Cuchen, Daewoo, Diamond, Dimplex, Dyson, Ecolighters, Electroman, EMK, Europace, Fusibo, Goldstar, Haan, Haier, Hanabishi, Hanil, Hitachi, HJ, Holmes, Honeywell, Inoq, KDK, KUL, Kuyal, Lasko, LG, Lian, Magic Chef, Midea, Mitsubishi Electric, Moretti, Mylek, Optimus, Panasonic, Rowenta, Samsung, Sharp, Shinil, Smartech, Taurus, Toshiba, Vornado, WindMere


  • Some functions may not be available.
  • If you have any questions after verifying the above-mentioned solutions, please call our contact center to get help with your inquiry. Our helpful agents will be there to help you.

*The features mentioned can be available on specific models. Please refer to your user manual for more information.

Enjoy a more comfortable life using the SmartThings app. You can connect your home devices to SmartThings easily and control them with a single touch. Once registered, this new appliance will also appear in your mobile SmartThings app.

Step 1. Click on the Add device (the plus icon) button on the SmartThings app on your TV. Your available Samsung Smart Home appliances will start to appear in the Add device list.

add home appliances step 1

Step 2. Select and register your Samsung Smart Home appliance with your TV remote control.

Step 3. You can control your Smart Home appliances from the SmartThings app on your TV.


  • This feature is only supported on Smart TVs /monitors produced from 2022 QN900B/QN800B/QN700B/QN95B/S95B/QN90B/QN85B/Q80B/Q70B/Q60B/BU8/The Serif/The Frame/The Sero/ Smart Monitor(M50B and above).
  • Compatible Smart Home appliances only.

Bluetooth devices can be used via the SmartThings app on your TV as if you were using Bluetooth on a mobile device. Alarms from Bluetooth devices will not be displayed on your TV screen.

Step 1. Click on the Add device option from the SmartThings app on your TV. Bluetooth devices are discovered and will show up in the Add Device list.

Step 2. Select and register your Bluetooth device with the TV remote control.

Step 3. From the SmartThings app on your TV, you can simply click on the device to connect or disconnect it.

The supported devices for connecting SmartThings are as follows:.

  • Bluetooth Speakers, Bluetooth Headsets, and Bluetooth Soundbars (Bluetooth standard protocol-supported devices: Bluetooth A2DP profile)
  • Bluetooth Keyboards, Bluetooth Mouses, Bluetooth Gamepads

The process of using the Music Wall via SmartThings is similar to the SmartThings device registration process.

music wall on tv screen

Step 1. Click on Add device from the SmartThings app on your TV. Mobile devices are discovered and shown in the Add Device list.

Step 2. Select the mobile device and follow the registration steps to connect via Bluetooth.

Step 3. After connecting, you can play music on your mobile device, or you can enjoy the Music Wall on your TV.

Step 4. From the SmartThings app on your TV, you can choose your mobile device and select the Sound Mirroring menu to start the Music Wall.


  • Bluetooth standard protocol-supported devices: Bluetooth A2DP profile.
  • The Music Wall displays visual patterns and particle movements optimized for music.

The SmartThings app on 2022 TV and Smart Monitors comes with Map View, a feature that provides the location of your devices mapped to your home through a floor map. The visual effect makes it more intuitive, convenient to use, and fun to create or edit configurations.

map view on tv screen

 Step 1. Select Map View, located on the upper right side of the SmartThings app.

 Step 2. In Map View, you can conveniently see the status and location of the devices registered in SmartThings.

 Step 3. Short press to control a device, or press the Move device button located on the left side of the SmartThings app to change the location of a device.

 Step 4. You can select the Edit Map button located on the left side of the SmartThings app to receive notifications on your mobile device. You can change the location of a device, add or delete a room, or change the size and shape of the room on the SmartThings app on your mobile device.

Note: Map view only shows 1 floor and will not be able to visually represent multi-storey layouts.

The SmartThings app on your TV or Smart Monitor provides a notification setting function as well as a 2-way doorbell talk function. From the SmartThings settings, users can choose which devices they want to receive notifications from so that it won’t interfere with their viewing experience. With a Smart Doorbell, users can check the camera on their TV and see who is at the front door. You can even talk to them without pausing your TV.

door bell on tv screen

  Check 1. This function is only supported on Smart TVs and monitors produced in 2022. (To use the function in TVs produced in 2021, a software update may be required.)

  Check 2. It requires a SmartThings-compatible doorbell.

  Check 3. Only Ring Doorbell (3, Pro) supports the 2-way talk function. This list will expand soon.


Steps to enable notifications:

  Step 1. Open SmartThings on your TV.

  Step 2. Select the Settings icon in the top right-hand corner.

  Step 3. Select Notification from the left pane.

  Step 4. Scroll down to find your doorbell (as you have named it in the mobile app, e.g. the front door or John’s doorbell).

  Step 5. Highlight the ring. The dot will turn blue when selected or remain grey for unused notifications.

  Step 6. Exit.

Now, you will get a pop-up notification whenever your TV is on and the doorbell is pressed.

Note: You can select Motion as well, but this will display a notification any time there is movement around the doorbell, even if it is not pressed.

Control SmartThings with Always On Bixby

Command your TV to play your favorite content instead of reaching for the remote. Even better, you can control your TV and other connected devices around your home. Setting up Bixby with your Samsung account will automatically connect it to your SmartThings devices, too. Simply say “Hi, Bixby” to begin controlling your smart home.

voice command on tv screen

  Step 1. Access the Voice menu and set up Bixby.

  Step 2. You can control SmartThings devices with Bixby commands. For example, say, “Hi, Bixby. Turn on Air purifier or bulb.”.

  Step 3. You can also control your home devices with the Bixby app on your TV.


  • If you are having trouble with your Samsung Smart TV, you should always check to see if there are any software updates available, as these may contain a fix for your problem.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.
  • For further assistance or questions, please Contact us.

*The features mentioned can be available on specific models. Please refer to your user manual for more information.

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