Control Your TV Using the SmartThings App.

Last Update date : Jun 11. 2021

Have you ever sat down to watch TV but can’t find the remote? By using your mobile, all is not lost. Simply download the SmartThings app on your phone and ensure to Connect SmartThings to a Samsung TV.

With SmartThings, you are able to change the channel, adjust the volume, change sources and everything else you would normally do with your remote control.

 Please Note: The information on this page is for Australian products only. Models, sequences or settings will vary depending on location and/or where the product had been purchased. To be redirected to your local support page please click here.

Note: We recommend to use mobile devices with Android 6.0 and higher or iOS 10.0 and higher to access features supported in the SmartThings app.

Controlling Your TV with SmartThings.

1 Open the SmartThings app icon SmartThings apps on your phone.
SmartThings app
2 Select the TV your device is connected to.
Connected TV with SmartThings
3 Tap on Remote
Tap on Remote
4 Choose between the 4D-pad, CH, 123 & Options and begin controlling your TV from your smartphone
Choose between 4D-pad, CH, 123 or Options and begin controlling your TV from your Phone

The volume and channel controls work the same way you would expect them to work if you were using a remote control. You also have access to Source, Guide, Home, Mute and on selected TVs, Ambient Mode.

 

You can use the arrow buttons or grey box at the bottom to navigate the Settings Menu or Apps. Tap anywhere in the box to make your choice.

 

Press on the slider next to the home button to change the grey box to a numeric keypad.

Enabling SmartThings to turn on your TV.

Also with selected Samsung TVs, comes the option of turning your TV on using the SmartThings app. First though, you will need to enable this option on your TV. Follow the steps below to find out how.

2020 & 2021 Series TVs
1 Press the Home button on your remote control to bring up the Smart Hub and then select Settings.
Samsung Smart Hub/Eden Menu
2 Scroll down to the Spanner looking icon General tab and then select Network.
Network option, second from the top.
3 On the Network page, scroll down and select Expert Settings.
Expert Settings option, last on the list.
4 Here you will see the option, Power On with Mobile. Highlight it and press enter on your remote control to turn this feature On or Off.
Power on with mobile option.
2017 - 2019 Series TVs
1 Press the Home button on your remote control to bring up the Smart Hub and then select Settings.
Samsung Smart Hub/Eden Menu.
2 Scroll down to the General tab on the left and then select Network from the centre list.
General Menu list
3 On the Network page, scroll down and select Expert Settings.
Network Menu list
4 Here you will see the option, Power On with Mobile. Highlight it and press enter on your remote control to turn this feature On or Off.
Power On with Mobile

If you are experiencing problems with your device controlling your TV through SmartThings, try going through the steps for connecting SmartThings to your TV.

If you require more information, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. Otherwise, please get in touch with our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll-Free in Australia) or contact our Chat Support team.

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