With the app "TV (Samsung) Remote Control" you can use your smartphone to control your Samsung TV. Works on phones and tablets with built-in IR blaster such as Samsung Galaxy S, HTC ONE, LG G3/G4/G5, Xiaomi Mi / Redmi / Note, Huawei Mate / Honor etc).
This app uses built-in infrared port (IR-blaster), if your smartphone or table doesn't have it, but you have a Samsung Smart TV which has network (WiFi/LAN) interface, then you may be able to use a similar app with LAN/WiFi interface: Samsung TV Touch Remote (WiFi)
Tested with Samsung TV F and M series, but probably works also with others Samsung Smart TV-s build 2005 and later (if it does, then let us now and give feedback).
★ Tested on Samsung Galaxy S4 / S5 / S6 and Note series phones and tablets (excluding Galaxy S7 & S8 which do not have IR hardware) running on original firmware (not CM/LineageOS).
★ Also works on phones and tablets with Android compatible built-in IR sender and running on Android 4.4+.
★ Please note that you must point your phone’s IR blaster directly at the TV. Usual working range is 4-10ft (1-3 meters, max ~5 meters).
★ No additional hardware is needed.
With some phones in power saving mode or with almost empty battery the IR blaster might not work or range is less then 5ft (2 meters).
The purpose is not to replace the original TV remote, but this app is handy in emergency situations (original remote is lost, empty batteries etc). It's ready to use (no need for pairing with the TV).
If this app doesn't work with your phone or TV then feel free to e-mail me (your exact TV and phone model). Then I can try to add support for your phone or/and TV model.
This app is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by Samsung Group. Samsung is a trademark of Samsung Group.
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