Do you know how it feels when you are sinking on a boat without having a lifeboat? It is similar to when you have a huge Samsung TV attached to your wall, but you can’t use it as you have lost its remote. Finding it might be a tedious job, you know what is better? Keep reading this article to get to an easy way of skipping this frustration.
We have gathered some best ways to get your Samsung TV working without a remote. The method you choose depends on your TV; if it is a Smart TV you can download the SmartThings app to control it or if it is a non-smart TV you can go for an IR application or a universal remote. The passages below have explained in detail how to for a respective method.
Use the SmartThings app
SmartThings app is a platform from which you can pair up your multiple Samsung devices with each other and later control them using a single device.
Step 1: Download the SmartThings app
SmartThings is an application that is available on Google Play Store and Apple Store. The first thing you are required to do is to download the app on your phone. You can also download it from its official website of Samsung.
Step 2: Sign in to your Samsung Account
The next step involves signing into your Samsung account. If you do not have one, you will have to make one by using your email address and your contact number. You either make an account through the app or can visit Samsung’s official website to make one.
Step 3: Add your Device
Once you have created your account, you will need to turn on your TV, and using this app you will have to sign in to your Samsung account. Next, tap the “Add Devices” button. This will show you a list of all your Samsung apps and from which you will have to choose your Smart TV.
Step 4: Allow the access to your location
The application, to select the TV, will ask for access to a location that you will be required to grant.
Step 5: Pair your TV with Your phone
This is the last step where you will need to enter a PIN and confirm it from the displayed number on the TV.
Step 6: Control your TV
Now since your TV is connected to your phone, you can easily control your TV by tapping the remote option.
Buy a Universal Remote
A universal remote is different from other remotes in such a way that it is issued by a third party which enables you to control your TV without a physical remote. Not only the TV, but it can also provide you access to the control of other entertainment devices at your home. The best thing about this method is that you can control up to 4 devices, hence, reducing the remote clutter at your home.
- Use a remote app
Using Google Play Store or Apple Store, you can download any IR remote application. An IR remote can help you access not only your TV but can be a useful tool for controlling your DVD players or even gaming consoles. However, one thing to consider when going for this option is to check whether your phone has an IR blaster or not.
Some of the famous IR remote apps that you can download free of cost include Anymote, Mi Remote controller, SURE universal, etc.
- Get a replacement remote
The best long-term option is still to buy a replacement remote from any electronic store near you. Samsung remotes are easily available in stores and online, at an affordable price range. They can also come with various features such as Voice Command. Make sure before buying a remote, that you know that it is compatible with your TV.
These were some of the ways you can control your TV if you have lost track of your remote. With these shortcuts, losing the remote won’t be an issue now. Happy losing!
How to check if my phone has an IR blaster or not?
There are certain apps available on the internet that, once downloaded, can check if your device has an IR blaster or not. In other cases, you can check for a hole on the top side of your phone, if you can locate it that means that your phone does have an IR blaster.
Are all the Universal Remote compatible with Samsung?
No, unfortunately, there are a few universal remotes that are compatible with Samsung TVs. Even if a particular remote works well for a particular Samsung TV model, it might not for the other one. Do consider this before your purchase!
What to do if my TV is not smart?
If you don’t own a Smart TV and have lost your remote, the only way you can control is either by buying a universal remote or downloading an IR remote app.