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 Classic Routines and SmartThings Automations. You can also adjust select TV controls from the mobile app.

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

 

  • SmartThings app
  • SmartThings Classic app

How to connect a Samsung TV in the SmartThings app

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. Sign into the TV with your Samsung Account

Next, you will use your TV's remote to sign into your Samsung Account.

  1. Press the Home button on your TV remote
  2. Select Settings
  3. Navigate to System
  4. Select Samsung Account
  5. Sign into your Samsung Account

 

3. Complete setup

In the SmartThings mobile app, tap on Devices. Your TV should now show up under your list of devices.

This completes setup.

 

How to control and configure your TV from the SmartThings app

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

In the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap Devices
  2. Select your TV
  3. To edit the device, tap the three dots in the top right

 

TV Controls

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

  • Power on
  • Power off
  • Channel control
  • Volume control (set value via slider, mute/unmute)

 

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 Devices
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the red minus icon (-) next to the TV
  5. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

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

 

How to connect a Samsung TV to the SmartThings Classic app

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. Sign into the TV with your Samsung Account

Next, you will use your TV's remote to sign into your Samsung Account.

  1. Press the Home button on your TV remote
  2. Select Settings
  3. Navigate to System
  4. Select Samsung Account
  5. Sign into your Samsung Account

 

3. Complete setup

In the SmartThings Classic mobile app, tap on My Home. Your TV should now show up under your list of Things.

This completes setup.

 

How to control and configure your TV from the SmartThings Classic 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 Classic, you can control the following functions of your TV:

  • Power off
  • Channel control
  • Volume control (set value via slider, mute/unmute)

 

How to remove the TV from SmartThings Classic

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 Classic 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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