Control Your Samsung TV Over the Local Network With the Smart TV Remote App

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  • 10 Dec 2012
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  • If you own a Samsung TV with WiFi and all the goodness of high end technology, you may sometimes lose your remote and get angry about it. Or you may resort to your handset with Android, running the Smart TV Remote app, This application requires Android 2.2 and up, it’s completely free and takes up 1.6 MB of space.

    Smart Remote simply involves controlling your Samsung TV over the local network. It allows you to switch between channels not only via using the channel number, but also by using the channel icons. This means you can change channels independent from their position on the channel list. The app is compatible with B, C, D and E Series Samsung television sets, with the B Series only having small problems with it. Multiple buttons could get the same function and some buttons could not be working, in order to make sure the compatibility is ok.

    The software includes a workaround that theoretically allows you to select HDMI sources, although that wasn’t possible directly from the app initially. I said theoretically, because practically the HDMI button number does not match the HDMI number on the TV. It just describes the number of active HDMI devices. You can download the app from here.

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