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Replace Your TV Remote Control

Replace Your TV Remote Control

Losing your TV’s remote is a pain, but there are ways you can still enjoy the TV, even without it. For example, you can use your phone to control your TV, or you can replace the remote entirely. Read on to learn what to do when your TV remote goes missing.

Use Your Phone to Control the TV

If you lose your remote, you can still watch your favorite shows because you can connect your phone to the TV and use it as a remote control. There are two ways you can do this:

  • The Samsung Smart View app lets you stream content from your phone to your Samsung smart TV. It also lets use your phone as a remote control by touching the Remote Control icon. The control options will be displayed on your phone's screen.

  • The Samsung SmartThings app lets you control your TV no matter where you are. Connect your phone to your TV, and then navigate to the SmartThings app. Select your TV from the list of available devices. From there, you can use the remote control features.

  • There are many 3rd party remote control apps available from the Google Play and iTunes stores. Peel and SURE are are two very popular options, and they're both available for on Android and iOS.

Replace with a Samsung Remote

You can replace a lost or damaged Samsung remote by navigating to Samsung Parts. You can search by model number, part number, or keyword to find the correct part. Searching by model number ensures that only parts and accessories for your TV will be displayed. You can also visit our TV and Home Theater Accessories page to replace Samsung accessories.

Purchase a Compatible 3rd Party Replacement

Most universal remotes will work with your Samsung TV. Visit a retailer to check out available universal remotes. Confirm the compatibility with the remote’s manufacturer. Samsung can’t offer any warranty or support for third-party accessories.

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