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Use Anynet+ HDMI-CEC on Your 2016 UHD TV

Anynet+ lets you control external devices connected to your TV with one remote. Use the TV remote control to control devices connected by an HDMI cable that support Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC). Remember, you can only set up and operate Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) with the remote control.

Roku does not support Anynet+.

Some HDMI cables may not support Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).

Before Connecting Anynet+(HDMI-CEC)

  • You can configure the TV's Universal Remote to control third-party cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and home theaters that do not support HDMI-CEC. Learn more about Controlling Other Devices with the Samsung Smart Control Using the Universal Remote.   

  • 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.   

  • The TV remote control may not work under certain circumstances. If this occurs, set up the device as an Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)-enabled device again.   

  • 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 theaters. Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) can control only one home theater system.   

  • To listen to 5.1-channel audio from an external device, connect the device to the TV via an HDMI cable and connect a 5.1 home theater system directly to the external device's digital audio output connector.   

  • If an external device has been set up for both Anynet+ and a universal remote control, the device can only be controlled with the universal remote control.

Connect Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)

Are you ready to start controlling all your connected devices with one remote? Of course you are. Read on to learn how to set up Anynet+.

  1. From Settings > System > Expert Settings > Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).

  2. Select On.   

  3. Connect an HDMI-CEC-compliant device to the TV.

  4. Power on the connected external device. The device is automatically connected to the TV. After connection is established, you can control the connected external device using your TV remote. 

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

Disable Anynet+

To disable Anynet+, from Settings > System > Expert Settings > Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC), and then select Off.

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