How to Connect Alexa to Samsung Smart TV

How to Connect Alexa on Samsung TV (1)

Amazon’s Alexa is a famous voice assistant for controlling smart devices. Apart from Amazon devices, you can connect Alexa to Smart TV like Samsung and LG. It is similar to Google Assistant on Samsung Smart TV. With Alexa on Samsung Smart TV, you can change the channels, launch apps and games on Samsung TV, search for movies and play them, listen to music, and more.

Alexa Compatible Samsung Smart TVs

Alexa is a built-in feature in all the 2021 and above Samsung TV models. For 2020 models, the Alexa is available in 8K QLED TVs, 4K QLED TVs, The Frame TVs, The Serif TVs, The Sero TVs, The Terrace TVs, TV8000, and Crystal UHD TVs. In the older models, you can link any other devices like the Echo speaker on Samsung TV to get Alexa support. You can check the full list of Alexa-supported Samsung TVs here.

How to Connect Alexa to Samsung Smart TV [Built-in Models]

For Samsung TVs that have built-in Alexa, you can choose Alexa as your voice assistant while setting up the Samsung TV. If you forgot to do it, you could enable it easily.

[1] Open the Alexa app on your smartphone. If you don’t have the app, install it from the Play Store or App Store.

Alexa app

[2] Open the Alexa app and sign in with your Amazon account.

[3] Now, scan the QR code displayed on your Samsung TV screen during the setup process. Or visit the Amazon Alexa activation website.

[4] Enter the Alexa activation code and click the Continue button.

Alexa activation code

[5] Now, read all the terms and conditions and click the Allow button.

[6] Choose whether you want your Samsung TV remote to listen to you always to enable Alexa or if you want to press & hold the Mic button to trigger Alexa.

[7] After the setup, you can use Alexa voice commands on your Samsung TV.

How to Set Up Alexa on Samsung Smart TV [Older Models]

[1] Download and install the Samsung SmartThings App and Amazon Alexa App on your smartphone.

Samsung SmartThings App: Play Store & App Store.

[2] Then, connect your Alexa device and Samsung TV are connected to the same WiFi network.

[3] On your Samsung Smart TV, go to Settings and choose General.

[4] Tap the System Manager option and select the Samsung Account.

[5] Sign in with your Samsung credentials.

[6] Now, open the Samsung SmartThigns app and sign in with the Samsung account. Then, open the Alexa app and sign in with the Amazon account.

Download SmartThings and Amazon Alexa

[7] Generally, your Samsung TV will be detected automatically on the SmartThings app. If not, click the Add Device option and choose the Samsung TV.

Add Device on Samsung SmartThings app

[8] Now, open Amazon Alexa App and select the Devices menu.

Click the Devices menu on Alexa app

[9] From your menu, choose the Smart Home option.

[10] Enter Samsung SmartThings in the search bar and click on it.

[11] Tap the Enable to use button.

Enable Samsung SmartThings

[12] Now, you’ll see a new sign-in page for Samsung SmartThings in the Alexa app.

[13] Sign in with the same Samsung account that you have used before.

[14] Now, both the Samsung SmartThings app and the Amazon Alexa app are linked with each other.

Alexa app is linked with the Samsung SmartThings app

After linking both devices, you can now use Alexa to operate the Samsung TV. You can also command Alexa to play your favorite YouTube videos on the Samsung Smart TV.

How to Use Alexa on Samsung Smart TV

To use Alexa on Samsung TV, you just have to say the voice commands. Alexa will do the rest. If you are a UK user, you don’t have to change your English accent to get the proper Alexa commands. Alexa will recognize different accents with ease. Some of the popular Alexa commands are,

  • Alexa, Turn on the TV.
  • Alexa, Increase the Volume.
  • Alexa, Open the Netflix app.
  • Alexa, Play Justin Bieber songs on YouTube Music.
  • Alexa, switch to HDMI input on Samsung TV.
  • Alexa, turn off the TV.

You can now enjoy watching television without touching your remote. If you want to turn off Alexa, you need to turn off the voice assistant on your Samsung TV.

Alexa Not Working on Samsung TV

If Alexa is not working on your Samsung TV, there are changes that the Alexa app is not connected to the Samsung TV. Reset all the connections and connect them again. Make sure that both the Alexa and Samsung TV are connected under the same WiFi network. Check whether your Samsung TV is supported with Alexa support. If Alexa is not triggered with your voice, press & hold the Mic button to trigger the Alexa. You can try these solutions to fix the issue.


1. Does Echo Dot work with Samsung TV?

Yes, Amazon’s Echo Dot works fine with all the Samsung Smart TVs.

2. Can Alexa turn on the TV and change channels?

Yes, Alexa will turn on your TV, change channels, and turn off the TV without any issues.

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