how to control samsung tv with alexa

Many users ask, “how to control Samsung TV with Alexa?”.

Not many places however provide the right answer so here we’ve made an ultimate guide to teach you how to control your Samsung TV using Alexa.

Many users make the mistake of connecting Alexa with Samsung TV through Bluetooth which is not proven to be very effective. To control Samsung TV with Alexa, you’ll need to download SmartThings and Amazon Alexa on your phone. By that, you’ll not only connect them, but you’ll also control them via your phone.

Installing the apps is relatively easy so we’ll not waste your time reviewing the instructions.

Instead, we will get you familiar with how exactly you will need throughout this guide.

What Apps Am I Going To Need?

You will need certain compatible platforms in order to make Alexa work with your Samsung TV.

We’ve extracted some information on the required applications and what would be their usage for this guide.

Why Do I Need SmartThings?

You can download the app on Google Play and the App Store.

The application is made to control all of your Samsung devices and connect them with each other if needed.

Possessing SmartThings is meant for every Samsung user that needs to connect and control his Samsung devices more easily.

Let’s now learn how to control my Samsung TV with Alexa?

Why Do I Need Amazon Alexa?

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Just like SmartThings, Amazon Alexa is made to help Alexa users to control the device more easily. You can find and install it on Google Play and the App Store.

We recommend installing both of the applications to make the connection between your Samsung TV and Alexa without interruptions.

Without both of the applications, controlling Samsung TV with Alexa will be hard and it’s not guaranteed that it’ll work.

After acquiring an idea of the applications, you will need for this process, let’s begin with setting up your Alexa with Samsung TV.

How To Control Samsung TV With Alexa – Steps

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Now that we’ve been through the essentials, let’s begin setting up your Alexa with a Samsung TV within your household to control them precisely.

Step #1 Prepare Your Setup

The first step of this guide is to actually prepare your setup.

We haven’t mentioned any essential preparation so far and this is the moment where you will have to get your setup in condition.

It will be hard to believe, but the first way to connect your Alexa is when your Samsung TV is OFF.

Later we will tell you when to turn on your TV but until then make sure that it is turned off.

In addition, your Alexa must be active to be paired with the app and then later connected to your TV so when you’ve got that ready, proceed with the next step.

Step #2 Set Up SmartThings App

If you already own the app, we recommend checking if you have the latest version.

Updating the version is for a guarantee that when you connect Samsung TV with Alexa it’ll work.

Let’s begin with the steps to set up the application if you don’t own it already:

  1. Set up a Samsung account – when going into the app it requires making an account so log in to the one you own or create a new one.
  2. Click on “Add new device” or “+”
  3. Select“TV”.
  4. Select your Samsung TV.
  5. Choose your location and room – choose the location of your TV and in what room in your home it’s located.
  6. Turn on your Samsung TV.
  7. Insert the PIN code – in your TV there must be a PIN code that the app requires to insert so it confirms it’s the right TV.
Note: If you had any issues while trying to set up the app, restart the platform and start all over again in order to avoid making any mistakes.

Step #3 Set Up Amazon Alexa

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Just like SmartThings, the Amazon Alexa app requires to be set up.

Once both applications are set up only then you would be able to establish a connection between the voice assistant and TV.

To understand how to control a Samsung TV with Alexa, you can follow the instructions below:

  1. Make an Amazon Alexa account.
  2. Go to “More”.
  3. Select “Skills and Games”.
  4. Search on the search bar “SmartThings”.
  5. Click “Enable to use”.
  6. Sign in with your SmartThings account.
  7. Click on “Authorize” – by pressing the Authorize button.
  8. That will connect Amazon Alexa with SmartThings.
  9. Wait 1 minute for Amazon Alexa to connect with your TV.

At this point, you should be able to control your Samsung TV using Alexa. If you have issues connecting Alexa to your Samsung TV, check the step below.

You Couldn’t Connect Amazon Alexa?

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If the steps above didn’t help you or you had an issue connecting your TV with one of the apps check the steps below to solve the problem:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote
  2. Select “Settings
  3. Scroll down to “General
  4. Select Voice and then press “OK”.
  5. Select the “Amazon Alexa” option
  6. Sign in on your mobile device (use either QR code or Google URL).
  7. Tap on the button “Enable” and then “Next
  8. Try speaking to Alexa – to speak to Alexa you can click and hold the microphone button on your remote to speak to Alexa.
Note: If the step didn’t work and you had an issue with connecting your Samsung TV with Alexa repeat the steps all over again or start from where the issue came from.

Now if you connected successfully and you wonder what command to tell Alexa, proceed with the paragraph below to learn more about what you can do.

What Commands To Tell Alexa?

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Most of the new Alexa users don’t know how exactly to speak to Alexa. Especially all the commands you can send towards your Samsung TV.

Here, you’ll find what commands Alexa receives and does.

Here are the voice commands you can use towards Alexa, thus your Samsung TV:

  • “Alexa turn off/on the TV”
  • “Alexa volume up/down on the TV”
  • “Alexa channel up/down on the TV”
  • “Alexa change channel to (the number of the channel) on the TV”
  • “Alexa change/switch the input to (the input name) on the TV”
  • “Alexa play/pause/stop/resume on the TV”
  • “Alexa open (app name)
  • “Alexa search for …”
  • “Alexa play the (album/song name)

In Short:

To control Samsung TV with Alexa first you’ll need to install SmartThings and the Amazon Alexa app. Then you need to create or log in to an account on both of them. Then connect each app with your Samsung TV. You can also turn on voice assistant by going into the settings on your TV and signing in to your Amazon Alexa account.

Read Next: Does Alexa Have to Be Plugged in to Work Always?

Bottom Line:

After learning how to control Samsung TV with Alexa, we hope that our post was useful to you and you can now control your TV via voice commands.

If none of the steps above worked, depending on your problem, contact Samsung or Amazon customer service.

Nicole B