How to Install and Use Samsung TV Remote App [SmartThings]
- Installation: Open Play Store or App Store → Search for SmartThings → Choose SmartThings → Click Install or Get.
- Usage: Connect TV and phone to same WiFi → Open SmartThings → Tap Add Device → Select Samsung TV → Turn on Cloud control → Wait for connection → Start using the remote app.
You may come across situations like Samsung TV remote not working due to certain reasons. It may be caused by weak batteries, faulty hardware, physical damage, and more. In this case, you can either use the remote app to control your TV from a phone or buy a universal remote for Samsung TV. The SmartThings app is a helpful hand to change the channel, adjust the volume, and change the input on Samsung TV without a remote. Remember that, you need to connect your smartphone and Samsung TV to the same WiFi network to use this app.
FYI: SmartThings is the official remote app for Samsung TV and can control all Samsung Smart TV models (2016 or later). You can use this app to control your Samsung TV with Android or iPhone.
What You Can Do With Samsung TV Remote App
- You can control over 100s of smart home brands.
- Ability to control multiple devices at a time.
- Compatible with smart speakers like Ring, Nest, and Philips Hue.
- Voice control support using Bixby, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
- Switch between various apps like YouTube, Netflix, etc.
- Check the status of smart home devices.
How to Use Samsung TV Remote App
. Install the SmartThings application on your device from the respective store.
. Open the SmartThings app on your Android or iOS device.
. Click on the Add Device option, as it will take a few minutes to search for the TV you want to control.
. Select the Samsung TV device by checking the name and pairing it with the mobile.
. A new note would pop. Click on the TURN ON option to enable the Cloud Control option.
. Now, wait until the Smart TV connects with your mobile device.
. The Samsung TV remote app has been paired with the device. Now, we can enjoy watching TV without the default remote as the mobile remote is ready to use.
Note: You can download and use the Vizio TV remote app to control your Vizio TV without a remote.
Alternative Remote Apps for Samsung TV
If you are looking for alternatives to SmartThings, the following are the best remote apps you should try.
Sam Remote: It is a third-party Virtual TV remote controller for Android devices. You can only control Smart TV using this app. This app also helps to turn off your TV, but for turning it on you have to press the TV power button.
Universal TV Remote Control: It is a popular app for controlling major TV brands. Ensure to connect your TV and phone to the same WiFi network. If you have a TV remote, you can see that the buttons and functionalities of the remote app will look similar.
Anymote: It is the best universal remote app to control your TV using a mobile phone or tablet. Using this app, you can also control your home audio devices like media players, smart speakers, and AC.
SURE – Universal Smart TV Remote: It is one of the best IR remote apps to control your Samsung TV without an internet connection. This app is used by over one million people worldwide.
Unfortunately, most apps require a WiFi connection. If your phone has a built-in IR blaster, you can use remote apps like Universal TV Remote, Smart IR remote, or Anymote.
You can use third-party remote apps like Sam Remote and the SURE remote app to control old Samsung TVs.