You can connect your Samsung Galaxy S to your Samsung TV for the useful reason of never having to look for the remote again. In addition, you get to use the potential of your mobile device for something more than making phone calls and sending messages.
All you will need to do is install an app called Samsung TV Remote. With the help of this app you will be able to control all your TV’s settings from your mobile phone. That means you will effortlessly turn it on and off, change the channel and adjust the volume. The interface includes a four-way directional pad that helps with navigation while the QWERTY keyboard available allows you to easily enter the information necessary.
In addition you can use the app in combination with other apps like Netflix in order to stream movies and then watch them on your Samsung TV while you have your phone to adjust all the necessary settings. You can also join your app’s forces with the Hulu Plus app that allows you to keep up with your favorite shows. The only downside is that you need to make sure your Samsung TV is compatible with the app. Most 2010 models are usually compatible, but to make sure you will have to check if the TV is part either of the LED C6400 series or latter or of the LCD C650 series or latter or of the Plasma C6500 series or latter or if it’s a 2011 Smart TV.
If your Samsung TV is part of one of those series and you have the Samsung TV Remote app installed on your Samsung Galaxy S, making the connection is fairly simple. You need to first visit the “Setup” section of your TV’s Menu and find the “Wireless Remote Control” option. If you can’t find this option, then most likely your TV is not compatible with the app. After you find the option you will have to connect your TV to your wireless router by using the LAN port of the device and a Cat-5 cable. If you don’t have a wireless router available, another alternative is to connect the Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter to the USB port featured by your Samsung TV. The last step involves making sure that your phone line is hooked up to your wireless router.
Once you’re done with the physical setup all it’s left to do is enjoy using your Samsung Galaxy as a remote control for free. That’s because the app can be downloaded for free from the Android Market.
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