How to use Anynet+ on your Samsung TV

Last Update date : Mar 31. 2022

Anynet+ is a Samsung trading name for a feature of HDMI called Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) referred to as HDMI-CEC. It's designed to allow users to command and control devices attached by HDMI with a single remote control. This means you can use the remote of a TV to control a Soundbar or Blu-ray player attached to the TV.

Tips before connecting an Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) device

  • Anynet+ cannot be used to control external devices that do not support HDMI-CEC.
  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) enabled devices must be connected to the TV with an HDMI cable. Some HDMI cables may not support Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).
  • If the TV remote does not work, set up the device as an Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) enabled device again.
  • If an external device has been set up for both Anynet+ and universal remote control, the device can only be controlled with the universal remote control.
Enable Anynet+

Step 1. Press the Home button on your TV remote.

Step 2. Navigate to and select Settings > General.

Step 3. Select External Device Manager from the middle menu list.

Step 4. Select Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) and press enter on your remote control to turn the feature On/Off.

External Device Manager
Add HDMI Device

Step 1. Set Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) to On.

Step 2. Connect an HDMI-CEC-compliant device to the TV.

Step 3. Turn on the connected external device. The device will automatically connect to the TV. After a connection is finished, you can access the menu of the connected device on your TV screen using your TV remote and control the device.

 

 

 

Note: 

  • 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.

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