Samsung Smart TV Remote App: How to Setup SmartThings App

Samsung Smart TV Remote App

Smart TVs have a smartphone remote app for easy handling of the TV. Samsung Smart TV has its own smartphone remote app known as the SmartThings app. The SmartThings app is a customized app for controlling all the Samsung devices in a single app. It requires a common internet connection to handle the smart TV remotely. It has many automation options to ease all the daily chores. The voice assistant support makes hand-free operation of the smart TV, and the Smart View option can mirror the smartphone screen instantly to the TV. We will learn about the Samsung Smart TV Remote App in the below article.

We all know Samsung Smart has its own OS called Tizen OS. So, the Android TV Remote app won’t work on Samsung Smart TVs. SmartThings is the only way to control the Samsung Smart TV without the remote. For proper working, you need to have a common WiFi. Without a WiFi connection, you can’t control the Samsung Smart TV with the SmartThings remote app.

How to Install and Setup SmartThings App

The SmartThings app is available for free on both Android and iPhone at the Google Play Store and App Store. If your Samsung TV remote is not working properly, you can use the app to control your TV. Before moving forward, make sure that the Smart TV and the smartphone are connected to the same internet or WiFi connection. Without a common WiFi, you can’t control your Samsung TV with your smartphone.

(1). Go to the Google Play Store or App Store on the Android Phone or iPhone.

(2). Search for the SmartThings app in the Store and choose the app from the suggestions.

SmartThings app

(3). Install the SmartThings app on the smartphone and launch the app.

(4). Click New (Plus icon) in the app and select Add Device.

(5). Choose the TV in the devices and click Start to begin the process.

Select TV

(6). Select the location of the TV, such as Work or Home.

Choose the Location - Samsung Smart TV Remote App

(7). Choose the Smart TV from the Available Devices and provide the PIN that appears on the TV.

Enter the PIN

(8). Control the Samsung Smart TV from your Smartphone.

Control the Samsung Smart TV with Remote App

SmartThings app can activate on all the Samsung smart TV with the proper connection. You can also install apps on Samsung Smart TV from the Galaxy Apps Store. It is more useful in entering the app or content name on the TV than the on-screen keyboard.

Alternatives for SmartThings App

Other than the SmartThings app, you can use alternative apps like ControlMeister, TV Remote for Samsung TV, and TV (Samsung) Remote Control.



The ControlMeister app is available only for iPhones and iPad. You can’t install the app on your Android smartphone. With the app, you can control channels, increase or decrease volume, and navigate to the menu easily. The best feature in the ControlMeister app is the Trackpad. Using the Trackpad, you can control your Samsung TV with hand gestures. The remote app is supported only on Samsung TVs that are manufactured from 2012 and above.

App Store Link: ControlMeister

TV Remote for Samsung TV

TV Remote for Samsung TV

TV Remote for Samsung TV app is available only for Android smartphones. You can get the app from the Google Play Store. The best thing about the app is that you will get the exact Samsung TV remote layout on your smartphone. Using the app will give you the physical remote feel. But, there is one limitation. On your Samsung TV, the Remote Control feature should be enabled beforehand. If it is turned off, you can’t use the app. The app is supported by Samsung 2011 and above models.


1. How do I control my Samsung TV with my phone?

Using the SmartThings app, you can control your Samsung TV, and turn on Samsung TV without a remote by using your smartphone.

2. Is there an app to replace Samsung TV remote?

You can use the official SmartThings app developed by Samsung Electronics.