SmartThings Support

Samsung TV as a Thing

Samsung TV as a Thing, like other smart devices, can be connected to your Hub and included in SmartThings Routines and automations. You can also adjust select TV controls from the SmartThings mobile app.

Not certain if your TV is compatible? Find out here!

Note: The minimum SmartThings mobile app version required to add your Samsung TV is 2.2.1 or greater.


How to connect a Samsung TV with SmartThings

1. Connect the Samsung TV to a local network

First, power ON the TV and connect the TV to your local network, if you haven’t already. The TV must be on the same network as the SmartThings Hub to connect with SmartThings.


Note: Performance may vary depending on your Wi-Fi network conditions. For optimal performance, connect your Samsung TV to the internet using an Ethernet cable.


2. Connect the TV with the SmartThings Hub

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap Marketplace
  2. Under Things, tap Televisions
  3. Tap Samsung Smart TV
  4. Tap Connect Now
  5. Wait while the Hub scans your local network for the TV
  6. This may take up to 5 minutes
  7. During this time, a spinner will appear every few seconds
  8. When a TV is found, “(0 found)” will increment to the number of Samsung Smart TVs on the same network as your SmartThings Hub
  9. Tap Select Samsung Smart TV (# found)
  10. Select the the TV(s) you wish to enable on SmartThings
  11. Tap Done
  12. Tap Next


Keep the mobile app open while you complete the next step, which will be done on your TV.


3. Allow the TV and SmartThings to share information

When you see the message, “Linking with your TV” in the mobile app, switch to your Samsung TV.

From the TV:

  1. Select Allow on the popup at the top of the screen to allow the TV and SmartThings to share information


Now, return to the mobile app on your phone.


4. Complete setup

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Wait for the “Success!” message
  2. Tap Next
  3. Name the Samsung TV (e.g. “Living Room TV”)
  4. Tap Done


This completes setup.


How to control and configure your TV from the SmartThings app

Go to My Home to view and control your connected TV at any time.

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, select the TV
  3. To edit the device, tap the gear icon


TV Controls

With SmartThings, you can control the following functions of your TV:

  • Power on/off
  • Volume control (set value via slider, mute/unmute)
  • Picture mode (standard, movie, and dynamic)
  • Audio mode (standard, movie, music, and clear voice)


How to remove the TV from SmartThings

If the Samsung TV as a Thing is not operating as expected, you may need to remove the device and reconnect it in order to fully integrate the TV with SmartThings.

To remove the TV via the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, select the TV
  3. Tap the gear icon
  4. Tap Remove
  5. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)


After the TV is successfully removed, redo setup by following the instructions above.


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