How to Control a Samsung TV without a Remote

Last Update date : Mar 10. 2021

You can control your Samsung TV without a remote control if you have lost it or it can no longer function properly.

Smart View or Smart Things App

You can use the Smart View App for 2011-2017 TV models or the SmartThings App for 2016-2019 TV models available on Galaxy mobile devices and tablets to control your TV.

Manual TV Controls

You can also control your Samsung TV through the manual controls on the TV itself which will allow you to switch on the TV, change the volume and change the input source. When your TV is switched off and still connected to the power, there is a red light indication along the frame. Where you see this light is generally where you can locate the manual controls.

Below are three main places where your manual controls might be located:

1 At the back of your Samsung TV
Samsung TV

The TV control buttons are likely to be located at the back of the TV in the bottom right corner. The control stick toggles up and down as well as side to side - the menu options will appear on the TV screen when you press the middle button. 

Long press the center button to turn the TV on or off. Single press the center button to make a selection. Toggle left, right, up or down to control the focus.

2 Under the front panels, in the middle
TV MID

The TV control buttons situated on the bottom of the TV may have 5 buttons as displayed above, or it could be a single button like the diagram below. Long press the center button to turn the TV on or off. Single press the center button to make a selection.

Press left, right, up or down to control the focus.

3 Middle of the front bezel (2018 TV models)
Samsung TV

Certain 2018 TVs have a single button controller in the middle of the front bezel. Long press the button to turn the TV on, single press the button to move the focus, and long press to make a selection.

To turn the TV off, press the button and long press when the focus is on the Power option on screen. 

To access the TV Control stick on The Frame TV models, you'll need to remove the customisable frame from the bottom of the panel to find the TV Controller in the middle. Be careful not to press the motion sensor nearby or press the remote control sensor with too much force. There's only one button on these models - you can tell you're touching the button because the Power symbol is raised (and it's the only thing that will press in).

If your issue is still unresolved, you may contact us via our hotline at 1800-SAMSUNG (7267864) or via our Live Chat. We are available 24/7.

 

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