Use a keyboard with a Samsung TV

Last modified : Apr 26. 2019

Connect a bluetooth keyboard to your Samsung TV to make it easier to navigate the settings, use the internet browser, and enter account credentials. While most Samsung TVs are bluetooth enabled, you may need to double check the specifications of your specific TV. Follow the steps below in the dropdowns - the step-by-step guides are divided by year of manufacture. Please note, the following steps are for TVs purchased in Australia - they can be different for overseas models.

 

USB Keyboards

USB keyboards and mice: Most Samsung TVs manufactured before 2018 will automatically recognise the device without needing to change any settings on the TV. 

2018 NU Model TVsClick to Expand

USB Keyboard or Mouse

To add a USB Mouse or Keyboard, plug your keyboard into the USB port on the back of your TV or One Connect Box, and select the device through the TV settings:

Settings > General > External Device Manager > Input Device Manager

Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse:

To add a Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard, make sure the device is in Bluetooth pairing mode, and select the device through the TV settings:

Settings > General > External Device Manager > Input Device Manager > Bluetooth Device List

If your device is not detected, move it closer to the TV and select Refresh on the TV screen. The TV will scan for available devices again.

 

Please Note: Connected mice will only work in the Internet app.

 

Using the keyboard and mouse:

KeyDescription
Directional KeysMoves the focus
Windows KeyDisplays the TV settings
Enter KeySelects or runs a focused item
ESC KeyReturns to the previous screen
F1/F2/F3/F4 KeyColour Buttons (Red/Green/Yellow/Blue)
F5 KeyDisplays the Home Screen
F6 KeyDisplays the Source screen
F7 KeyDisplays the channel list
F8 KeyMutes the sound
F9/F10 KeyAdjusts the volume
F11/F12 KeyChanges the channel
Page Up/Page DownScrolls a webpage displays in the Internet app
Left-click (Mice)Available only in the Internet app. You can click a menu or a link to start a function like you would on a PC.
Right-click (Mice)Available only in the Internet app. The options may depend on the selected item, but you can usually Open, Open in a New Tab or Enable Scroll Mode
2017 M/MU/Q/LS Model TVsClick to Expand

Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse:

To add a Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard, make sure the device is in Bluetooth pairing mode, and select the device through the TV settings:

Settings > General > External Device Manager > Keyboard Manager > Add Bluetooth Keyboard

 

Using the keyboard and mouse:

KeyDescription
Directional KeysMoves the focus
Windows KeyDisplays the TV settings
Enter KeySelects or runs a focused item
ESC KeyReturns to the previous screen
F1/F2/F3/F4 KeyColour Buttons (Red/Green/Yellow/Blue)
F5 KeyDisplays the Home Screen
F6 KeyDisplays the Source screen
F7 KeyDisplays the channel list
F8 KeyMutes the sound
F9/F10 KeyAdjusts the volume
F11/F12 KeyChanges the channel
2016 K/KU/KS Model TVsClick to Expand

Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse:

To add a Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard, make sure the device is in Bluetooth pairing mode, and select the device through the TV settings:

Settings > System > Input Device Manager > Add Bluetooth Keyboard & Gamepad

 

Using the keyboard and mouse:

KeyDescription
Directional KeysMoves the focus
Windows KeyDisplays the TV settings
Enter KeySelects or runs a focused item
ESC KeyReturns to the previous screen
F1/F2/F3/F4 KeyColour Buttons (Red/Green/Yellow/Blue)
F5 KeyDisplays the Home Screen
F6 KeyDisplays the Source screen
F7 KeyDisplays the channel list
F8 KeyMutes the sound
F9/F10 KeyAdjusts the volume
F11/F12 KeyChanges the channel
2015 J/JU/JS Model TVsClick to Expand

Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse:

To add a Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard, make sure the device is in Bluetooth pairing mode, and select the device through the TV settings:

MENU > System > Device Manager > Keyboard Settings > Add Bluetooth Keyboard

Select the Bluetooth keyboard from the scan list, and then select Pair and connect. A number will appear on the screen. Enter the number using the Bluetooth keyboard. This will pair the Bluetooth keyboard to the TV.

 

Using the keyboard and mouse:

KeyDescription
Directional KeysMoves the focus
Windows KeyDisplays the TV settings
Enter KeySelects or runs a focused item
ESC KeyReturns to the previous screen
F1/F2/F3/F4 KeyColour Buttons (Red/Green/Yellow/Blue)
F5 KeyDisplays the Home Screen
F6 KeyDisplays the Source screen
F7 KeyDisplays the channel list
F8 KeyMutes the sound
F9/F10 KeyAdjusts the volume
F11/F12 KeyChanges the channel
2014 H/HU/F Model TVsClick to Expand

Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse:

To add a Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard, make sure the device is in Bluetooth pairing mode, and select the device through the TV settings:

MENU > System > Device Manager > Keyboard Settings > Add Bluetooth Keyboard

Select the Bluetooth keyboard from the scan list, and then select Pair and connect. A number will appear on the screen. Enter the number using the Bluetooth keyboard. This will pair the Bluetooth keyboard to the TV.

 

Using the keyboard and mouse:

KeyDescription
Directional KeysMoves the focus
Windows KeyDisplays the TV settings
Enter KeySelects or runs a focused item
ESC KeyReturns to the previous screen
F1/F2/F3/F4 KeyColour Buttons (Red/Green/Yellow/Blue)
F5 KeyActs as the Smart Hub button
F6 KeyActs as the SOURCE button
F7 KeyActs as the CH.LIST button
F8 KeyMutes the sound
F9/F10 KeyAdjusts the volume
F11/F12 KeyChanges the channel

If you require more, 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 Live Chat Australia team.

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