What is Anynet+ on your Samsung TV

Last Update date : Sep 15. 2023

Control an external device connected via Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) with the remote control. You can use the TV's remote control to control external devices that are connected to the TV by an HDMI cable and that support Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC). Up to 12 devices can be controlled by the one remote control. 

Anynet+ can't be used with incompatible (ie. not HDMI-CEC enabled) devices, and some HDMI cables may not support Anynet+. Anynet+ is enabled on the HDMI ports on most Samsung TVs manufactured after 2008.

Enabling Anynet+ on your Samsung TV Enabling Anynet+ on your Samsung TV

 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.

Enable Anynet+ and add a HDMI device

How To Enable Anynet+

Follow the steps below to  learn how to enable Anynet+ on your TV (2017 - present)

1 Press the Home button on your remote control and then head to Settings
Select Settings
2 Navigate to All Settings
Navigate to All Settings
3 Select Connection then External Device Manager
Select General & Privacy then External Device Manager
4 Click on Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) and press enter on your remote control to turn the feature On.
Samsung TV External Device Manager

Note: These images were taken on a 2023 model TV. For previous models:

  • 2022 model TVs: Settings > General & Privacy > External Device Manager > Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
  • 2017 - 2021 model TVs: Settings > General > External Device Manager > Anynet+
  • 2016 (K series) model TVs: Settings > System > Expert Settings > Anynet+
  • 2015 (J Series) model TVs: Menu > System > Anynet+
  • 2014 (H Series) model TVs: Menu > System > Anynet+
How To Add A HDMI Device
1 Ensure Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) is turned On through the steps above
2 Connect an HDMI-CEC compliant device to the TV
3 Turn on the connected external device. The device will automatically connect to the TV. After connection is finished, you can access the menu of the connected device on your TV screen using your TV remote and control the device

Please Note: The connecting process can take up to 2 minutes to complete.

  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)-enabled devices must be connected to the TV with an HDMI cable. Some HDMI cables may not support Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).
  • You can configure the TV's Universal Remote to control third-party cable boxes, Blu-ray players and home theatres that do not support HDMI-CEC.
  • Anynet+ cannot be used to control external devices that do not support HDMI-CEC.
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) works only with external devices that support HDMI-CEC and only when those devices are either in standby mode or turned on. 
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) can control up to 12 compliant external devices (up to 3 of the same type) except for home theatres. Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) can control only one home theatre system. 
  • If an external device has been set up for both Anynet+ and a universal remote control, the device can be controlled only with the universal remote control

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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