How to use your Smartphone as a remote control for your Samsung SmartTV

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The great thing about having a SmartTV that is connected to your home network is that you have the ability to allow other devices connected to the network to ‘talk’ to the TV.

By downloading the Samsung Smart View app, you can control your Smart TV in the same way you would using a remote control. The added bonus is that you can also stream live footage to your phone so you can actually, scan through the channels without changing what is on the main TV screen. Once you have found something you like, you simply press the select button and the channel changes on the TV. It’s a great way to see what’s on before you change the channel on the main screen and has helped me avoid channel flicking! The app also gives you a trackpad, which is great for browsing the web on your TV. It also has a gyro control for games which is neat.

Samsung SmartView Screenshots

Samsung SmartView Screenshots

The app works on iPhones and Android devices.

Here are some of the features available:

Dual View
Enjoy TV and other multimedia right from your mobile device that’s connected to Samsung Smart TV.
(Dual View is available on devices with Ice Cream Sandwich OS .
In a few regions, Dual View is not available due to carriers’ policy.)

Bluetooth PowerOn
You can use your mobile device to turn on your TV using Bluetooth (available for certain TV and mobile devices only).

Your mobile device can work as remote for your Samsung TV or BD products. Full remote screen is provided by default, and three tabs are provided at the bottom of the screen to help you control connected devices with ease. On screen keyboard shows up automatically when you need to enter text.

Game Controller
With this feature, your mobile device can control games on TV. Full and Simple modes are available. Turn on Gyro function on your mobile device, and control games by tilting your mobile device.

Movie Note (Models BD-E5900 or above, HTE4000or above (US only))
You can get information of DVD/BD title on your mobile, while you watching movies.
Ratings, synopsis, cast and director’s information will be provided.

Audio Settings (Models HT- E4000 or above)
You can control your speaker system by your phone.
Sound mode, distance of each speaker and sound level(dB) can be changed.

Remote Scheduler (Models BD-E8000 series, STB-E7000 series EU/Australia/New Zealand Only)
Recording TV shows through your TV when you’re outside.

You can fine-tune control for TV and BD by adjusting gesture sensitivity in your mobile device.

You can download the app here for iPhones/iPads and here for Android devices.