Connection Guide for Samsung 2018 QLED TV

Last Update Date : Aug 07. 2018

You can watch live broadcasts by connecting an antenna and antenna cable to your TV and can get access to the Internet by using a LAN cable or wireless router. Using various connectors, you can also connect external devices.

In this FAQ:      

• How to connect an Antenna to your TV
• How to establish Wired/Wireless Internet connection in your Samsung TV 
• How to establish Video connections between the TV and external devices
• How to establish Audio connections between the TV and external devices
• How to screen share a Computer with your TV

• How to connect a Mobile Device to your TV via the SmartThings app

Connecting an Antenna (Aerial)

Connecting an Antenna (Aerial)Click to Expand

You can connect an antenna cable to your TV.

Please note: An antenna connection is not necessary if you connect a cable box or satellite box

Connecting an Antenna (Aerial) to Samsung 2018 QLED TV
Connecting to the InternetClick to Expand

You can get access to the Internet through your TV.

Connecting to your Internet network:

Home > Settings > General > Network > Open Network Settings

a) Establishing a wired Internet connection

Home > Settings > General > Network > Open Network Settings > Wired

If you connect a LAN cable, the TV automatically access the Internet

Please note: The TV will not be able to connect to the Internet if your network speed is below 10 Mbps

Establishing a wired Internet connection

b) Establishing a wireless Internet connection

Home > Settings > General > Network > Open Network Settings > Wireless

Make sure that you have the wireless router's SSID (name) and password settings before attempting to connect, and then follow the directions on the screen.

Please note: 

• If no wireless router is found, select Add Network at the bottom of the list and enter the network name (SSID)

• If your wireless router has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) or Push Button Configuratio (PBC) button, select Use WPS at the bottom of the list, and then push the WPS or PBC button on your router within 2 minutes. The TV will connect automatically

Establishing a wireless Internet connection

Checking the Internet connection status:

Home > Settings > General > Network > Network Status

To View the current network and Internet status.

Resetting Your Network:

Home > Settings > General > Network > Reset Network

To restore the network settings to the factory defaults.

Connecting Video DevicesClick to Expand

Make the correct video connections between your TV and your external devices

a) Connecting with an HDMI cable:

Connecting with an HDMI cable

b) Connecting with a component cable

Please note: Applicable to models with COMPONENT IN / AV IN only

A Component connection lets you enjoy video resolutions up to 1080p. To watch video from most DVD and Blu-ray players, use the Component connection.

Connect the Component IN and AV IN on the TV to Component OUT on the external device by using the provided component and AV adaptors. Make sure to connect the same colour connectors together. (blue to blue, yellow to yellow, etc.)

Connecting with a component cable

Please note: To use component equipment, connect both the component adapter (blue) and the AV adapter (yellow)

c) Connecting with a composite cable

Please note: Applicable to models with COMPONENT IN / AV IN only

Through the AV connection, you can enjoy the resolution up to 576i.

Connect AV IN on the TV to AV OUT on the external device using the provided AV adapter and composite cable. When connecting the cables, be sure to match the colours of the cables to the colours of the ports.

Connecting with a composite cable

Please note: To use composite equipment, connect AV (composite) equipment to AV In only. Do not connect to Component In

Audio Input and Output ConnectionsClick to Expand

Make the correct audio connections between your TV and your external devices.

a) Connecting with an HDMI (ARC) cable:

Connecting with an HDMI (ARC) cable

b) Connecting with a digital audio (optical) cable

Connecting with a digital audio (optical) cable

c) Connecting through a wireless network

You can connect the TV to a Samsung Audio Device that supports the Wi-Fi function through your wireless network. The two devices must be connected to the same network.

For more information, refer to the user manual for your audio model.

d) Connecting Bluetooth Devices

For more information about how to connect and use external speakers, refer to the Connection Guide: Home > Source > Connection Guide > Audio device > Bluetooth) and their user manuals.

Connecting a ComputerClick to Expand

Use the TV as a computer monitor or connect the TV to a computer via your network and access the computer's content.

Connecting through the HDMI port ― Screen Sharing (HDMI)

Connecting through the HDMI port ― Screen Sharing

Please note: When you have connected a PC, go to Source, and then select the PC icon from the external device icon list

Connecting Your Mobile DeviceClick to Expand

Connect your mobile device to the TV on the same network to control the TV with the mobile device or enjoy the content of the mobile device on the TV.

Use the SmartThings app on your mobile device to quickly and easily connect to the TV and control its main settings. In addition, you can remotely check and control the statuses of various devices such as Samsung smart devices, home appliances, and speakers registered to the server.

Please note:

• Make sure that your TV supports SmartThings
• To use the SmartThings app, you must be signed in to your Samsung account on the TV
• This function may not be supported depending on the TV model or mobile device
• The supported functions may differ depending on the version of the SmartThings app
• You can install the SmartThings app from App Store or Google Play Store

a) Connecting to the TV via the SmartThings app

1 Turn on the TV
2 Start the SmartThings app on your mobile device
3 Tap Add Device on the dashboard of the SmartThings app. Connectable TVs are searched for
4 From the search results, select the model of your TV
5 Enter the PIN number displayed on the TV screen

Once the TV is registered with your Samsung account, you can use the SmartThings app to control the TV.

Please note:

• If your TV is not found on your mobile device, turn both of them off and on, and then try again

• If you have more than one TV, you can easily select the TV you want by setting different TV names at Home > Settings > General > System > Manager > Device Name

b) Bidirectionally mirroring your TV and mobile device using the SmartThings app

Bidirectional mirroring refers to either outputting the same screen and sound of a mobile device on a TV or outputting the same screen and sound of a TV on a mobile device.

You can use the SmartThings app to enjoy the screen and sound of the TV on your mobile device or to play the screen and sound of your mobile device on the TV.

Start the SmartThings app on your mobile device. Tap your TV from the dashboard or device. You can use the following functions:

● You can enjoy the screen and sound of the mobile device on your TV

Please note: After you connect a mobile device that supports screen mirroring to your TV, you can use screen mirroring to enjoy the screen and sound of the mobile device on your TV wirelessly and play the video, audio, or photo files currently playing on the mobile device on your TV

● You can enjoy TV screen and sound on your mobile device

● You can only listen to the TV sound on your mobile device

Please note:

• You can add a new device through the SmartThings app on your mobile phone
• This function may not be supported depending on the TV model or mobile device
• The supported functions may differ depending on the version of the SmartThings app
• If there is no TV found, try again after turning both off and on
• If you have multiple TVs, assign a different name to each TV in Home > Settings > General > System > Manager > Device Name to make selection easy.

c) Managing a Mobile Device

Home > Settings > General > External Device Manager > Device Connection Manager

● Access Notification
Set whether to display a notification when a mobile device attempts to connect to the TV

● Device List
View, edit, or remove a list of mobile devices registered to the TV

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