Set up Universal Remote on your Samsung TV

Set up your Samsung TV remote as a universal remote for easy control of your devices. Before you start, turn on the device that you want to add. Ensure that the connected device is placed near the TV and there are no obstacles between the device and remote.

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Set Up Universal Remote

Note: These images were taken from a 2023 model TV. Steps may vary depending on the model of your TV. 

1 Press the Home button on your remote control and then head to Connected Devices
Select Connected devices
2 Choose Universal remote
Select Connect Devices then Universal Remote
3 Then Start
Choose Start
4 Select your device type and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup and register the device
Select your device

Steps by model year:

  • 2023 Model TVs: Connected Devices > Universal Remote
  • 2022 Model TVs: Menu > Connected Devices > Universal Remote
  • 2016 - 2021 Model TVs: Home > Source > Universal Remote
  • 2015 Model TVs: Home > Source > Universal Remote Setup
  • 2014 Model TVs: Menu > System > Universal Remote Setup


  • Specific external devices connected to the TV may not support the universal remote feature
  • Do not place any obstacles in front of an external device or the TV's logo. It may cause improper, transmitted signals from the remote control
  • The TV memorises both the external device and its connection port (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc.)
  • If you have difficulty controlling external devices with the universal remote, try adjusting the positions of the external devices
  • This function may not operate properly depending on the TV installation environment and the features of external devices

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community

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