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How you can use SmartThings on a Samsung Smart TV

Samsung has made a big step in the development of smart home systems and apps such as Smart things, which allows you to manage all the smart home devices that you have installed in your home. Just peculiarity is the ability to use this program not only on Android devices but also on IOS.

When you connect your TV to the SmartThings app, you can turn on the TV, change channels, adjust volume, and much more directly from your phone. Moreover, you can control your TV even when you aren’t at home, all you need is an Internet connection.

Another great new feature is the ability to control your smart home using your TV to control all the devices connected via SmartThings.

How to configure SmartThings on your Samsung Smart TV

In order for you to control your smart devices through your TV, you need to set up the SmartThings app on your TV and to do this you need to:

  1. Go to “Apps”
  2. Use the search bar to find “SmartThings”
  3. Click on “SmartThings” and choose “Install”
  4. On the screen, you will see instructions to help you understand the program

After installing SmartThings on your TV, you need to install the SmartThings app on your phone. If you don’t have the app on your phone, you can find out how to set it up here.

Once the app has been downloaded and configured you will need to add all of your SmartThings devices to your app. To do this you will need to:

  1. On your phone, open the “SmartThings” app.
  2. Open the “Devices” tab, tap the “Home” icon
  3. Tap “Add” (which looks like a plus sign) and then tap “Add device”
  4. Select “Scan nearby” if the device uses Bluetooth and when your device appears, select its name.
  5. You can also add the device manually if it isn’t detected by bluetooth.
  6. If it’s a Samsung product, tap “By Device Type” or “By Brand”. Find your device in the search bar
  7. You will get on-screen instructions on how to connect your device to SmartThings.
  8. You will need to confirm on your TV, SmartThings activation

After these steps, your Samsung Smart TV will be connected to your Smarthink and ready to use.

How to Use SmartThings on Your Samsung Smart TV

There are situations when you have left your phone in another room, but want to control devices that are connected to SmartThings, and your Samsung Smart TV can help you with this. To do this you need to:

  1. Press the {Home} button on the TV remote control
  2. Find the “SmartThings” app and open it
  3. If you aren’t logged in to your Samsung account, then log in.
  4. After logging in you will see a list of “Smart devices” that you have added to your SmartThings account.

Now you can select any device and view, control, and manage it directly from your TV

How to check supported TV models

You may have an unfortunate situation if your TV doesn’t want to connect to SmartThings. In this case, your TV might not support SmartThings. To be sure, you can check the supported devices in the app on your phone, to do this you need:

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the “SmartThings” app.
  2. Tap “Add” (plus icon), and then tap “Device”
  3. Tap the By “Brand tab”, and then tap Samsung
  4. Select “TV”, and then tap “Supported Devices”
  5. Search the list for your TV If there is one, just tap it and the connection process will begin.

If you haven’t found your TV then don’t despair, look again a few times, maybe you just did not notice the model of your Smart TV.



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