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Try This: Control your Samsung TV with Hey Google

No remote? No problem! For those times when you can’t find the remote, SmartThings lets you control your Samsung TV with your voice using a smart speaker or smartphone. Just start with “Hey Google”.

Turn the TV on or off

Have you ever fallen asleep whilst watching TV and woken up with no clue where the remote is? With SmartThings, you can turn the TV off by simply saying “Hey Google,  turn off the TV”*.

Pause and Play video or music from your favourite TV apps

Perfect for when the doorbell goes or your phone rings. Just say “Hey Google, pause on TV”*  and when you’re ready to resume, just say “Hey Google, play on TV”*.

Other things to try

∙ “Hey Google, mute the TV”*

∙ “Hey Google, is the TV on?”*

∙ “Hey Google, run Movie Mode”* (or any other scenes you have created within the SmartThings app)

To get started, add your TV to SmartThings by following these steps in the SmartThings app on your Android or iOS phone or tablet:

1) Hit the ‘+’ icon

2) Highlight ‘By device type’

3) Select ‘TV’

4) Select ‘Samsung’

5) Select ‘TV’ again and follow the on-screen instructions

Then, link your Google Account to SmartThings by following these steps in the Home app

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1) Hit the ‘+’ icon

2) Select ‘Set up new device’

3) Select ‘Works with Google’

4) Scroll down to “SmartThings” and select it (or use the search bar to type “SmartThings”)

5) Sign in to SmartThings using your Samsung account (this will auto-complete if you’re already signing in to SmartThings on your device)

6) Authorise Google accessing locations, devices, and scenes from SmartThings

7) Your accounts will link

8) Your devices, locations, and scenes from SmartThings will now show in the Google Home app

9) Say “Hey Google, turn on the TV”*

Haven’t got a SmartThings account yet?

Download the SmartThings app on your Android or iOS devices now.

*Requires Samsung Smart TV, SmartThings app and compatible voice assistant. Voice assistant must be set up on SmartThings account.
*Use the name of the TV as it appears in your SmartThings app – you can rename it to make things easier! For example, if your TV is named ‘Living Room TV’ then say “Hey Google, turn off the Living Room TV”.
*Google and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC.

Your Home: Now Smarter with NVIDIA SHIELD + SmartThings

After announcing SmartThings Link – the key to unlocking your NVIDIA SHIELD TV as a SmartThings Hub – in September, we’re excited to update our community that now, you’ll be able to find it standalone or offered in a bundle with SHIELD TV for $214.98 at Best Buy. You can also purchase the SmartThings Link in our SmartThings Shop.

Only SHIELD and SmartThings Link can control your entertainment and smart home with this range of products and entertainment options, all in one device. You don’t carry an mp3 player, flashlight, flip phone and pager anymore, so why buy a smart speaker, media streamer and separate smart hub? With SHIELD, you get all the functionality of smart home devices that work with SmartThings and your Google Assistant, plus hundreds of thousands of entertainment options – from movies to music and TV shows to games.

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There are hundreds of Works With SmartThings devices and countless possibilities when it comes to setting up your smart home. SmartThings Link adds both ZigBee and Z-Wave support to SHIELD, two low-power wireless protocols optimized for battery operated smart devices that help expand the ecosystem of devices in the SmartThings world. Motion, door, window, and water leak, arrival sensors and more are all very important battery-operated devices that depend on these low power protocols.

With the Google Assistant now available on SHIELD, you can also control all these devices with your voice. And with your Google Assistant’s natural voice recognition, it’s easier than ever before. Once you’ve setup your SmartThings Link and configured the devices, all it takes is an “Ok Google” followed by “turn off the lights,” “set the thermostat to 72 degrees,” or “turn on the <insert what you’ve named your smart device here>.”

SmartThings also works with Amazon Alexa, so if you have an Amazon Echo or Dot, your Works With SmartThings devices can also be controlled by Amazon’s voice assistant.

 

We can’t wait for you to experience entertainment in a smarter way.

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