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Use Ambient Mode on Your QLED TV

Ambient Mode on Your 2019 QLED TV

Since the TV is the focal point of your living room, it should make a statement even when it’s not in use. With Ambient Mode on your  QLED TV, you can make your TV look beautiful when you’re not watching it. Ambient Mode elevates your space by displaying décor, weather information, and new to the 2019 QLED TV, artwork and trending pictures and stories based on your interests.

If you use a remote control other than the Samsung Smart Remote, there may be restrictions for entering Ambient Mode.

Enter Ambient Mode

It couldn’t be easier to enjoy a little ambience on your QLED TV. You can display Décor, Info like weather and news, Photos, Artwork, Trends, or a Background Theme, where you can take a picture of the wall your TV is mounted on and use as your TV’s background, so it blends in seamlessly.

To enter Ambient Mode, press the Ambient button, and use the directional pad on your Samsung Smart Remote to select the desired mode. When you select a category at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a preview of available functions and content. To view more detailed information, move the focus to it, and then press the Up directional button. Press the Home button to return to TV mode.

Note: If you press the Ambient button when the TV is turned off, the TV turns on in Ambient Mode.

Press Ambient Mode button on Samsung Smart Remote

Customize Ambient Mode Content

Once you’re in Ambient Mode, take a look around and enjoy the scenery. You can press the Up button on your remote to view detailed information about the content on your screen. But it doesn’t end there – you can even customize the content on your screen to make it look even more unique. Press the Down directional button to change the following settings:

Note: Available functions may not be supported depending on the content.

  • Backgrounds: Changes the background of the content in Ambient Mode.

  • Shadow Effects: Applies a shadow effect.

  • Brightness: Adjusts the brightness level.

  • BG Saturation: Adjusts the saturation of the content.

  • BG Color Tone: Adjusts the colors.

  • BG R-Gain/BG G-Gain/BG B-Gain: Adjusts the red, green, and blue contrast.

Customize Ambient Mode

Adjust Ambient Mode Settings

One of the best parts about Ambient Mode is that it’s self-adjusting; you can set the brightness to automatically match the level of light in the room. But if you’d prefer it more dim so you can unwind, or you want to set a timer for Ambient Mode to turn off automatically, you can do so by adjusting the settings. Press the Ambient button to enter Ambient mode, and then select Settings. Here are the different settings you can customize:

  • Auto Brightness: Changes the auto brightness setting for Ambient Mode.

    Note: When this function is set to Off, the brightness level of the TV screen is not automatically adjusted based on the surrounding light level.

  • Ambient Off Timer: Sets the time when the Ambient Mode screen turns off automatically.

    Note: If there is no remote control input for the set time, the screen goes off. To turn the screen back on in Ambient Mode, press the Ambient button on the remote.

  • Reset All Photos: Resets the photos imported from your phone or Samsung Cloud.

Ambient Mode Settings

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