How to Turn On and Control Samsung TV without Remote

A Remote is an important accessory for many electronic devices like TV. In simple terms a Remote makes life easier. However, electronic devices don’t always function smoothly, as their performance depends on various factors. What I am saying is that Remote not working is a common issues. If your Samsung TV remote is not working, you can either fix or replace it, or control Samsung TV without Remote.

If you want to turn on and control the Samsung TV without a remote control because you have lost the remote or its not working, you have landed in the right place. In this guide, I will walk you through how you can control your TV without using a remote.

There are many instances when you want to use your TV but the remote has been lost or needs new batteries. Then you should know that you can also control your Samsung TV without remote. Read on to check out the methods to do so.

How to Turn On Samsung TV Without Remote

Almost all Samsung TVs have physical buttons on the TV itself, using which you can turn on and control the basic functions of the TV without a remote control. The functions that you can carry out with physical button are limited.

Most Samsung TVs have the controller on the back of the TV, on the bottom right side. The menu options will appear on the TV screen when you press the middle button. Long-pressing the center button will turn on the Samsung TV.

How to Turn On and Control Samsung TV Without Remote

On some TVs, the controller is in the middle of the bottom front portion. Here, you can also turn on the TV by just pressing the center button. And using other buttons you can take other actions.

How to Turn On and Control Samsung TV Without Remote

Some TV models have a single controller at the bottom of the TV, which you should long-press to turn on your Samsung TV. Once the TV is On, you can single-press the button to move the focus, and long-press to make a selection.

How to Turn On and Control Samsung TV Without Remote

Other Samsung TV models have the controller on the bottom of the bezel. Single-pressing it brings up the menu. Then, single-press it to move along the menu. To make a selection, long-press the center button.

How to Turn On and Control Samsung TV Without Remote

How to Control Samsung TV Without Remote [Using SmartThings App]

You can also control your Samsung TV using the SmartThings app, and it’s one of the best ways to control your Samsung TV without a remote. If you have already set up the SmartThings app and connected it to your Samsung TV, simply open the app and start controlling it.

However, if you have not set up the app, here’s how you can do it:

  1. Install the SmartThings app from the Play Store or App Store.
  2. Connect your TV and phone to the same WiFi. When you turn on the TV it will automatically connect to the last connected WiFi.
  3. Open the SmartThings app and go to the Devices tab from the bottom bar.
  4. Tap the ‘+’ icon at the top and Add Device. Then tap on Scan under Scan for nearby devices.
  5. Select your TV from the list and follow the prompts to pair it. Once paired, select your TV under the Devices tab.
  6. Finally, choose TV Remote from the bottom, and the virtual remote will appear.
How to Connect Samsung Smart TV to WiFi

You can now use your Smartphone as Remote. This works for Android as well as iPhone.

How to Control Samsung TV without Remote [Using Keyboard or Mouse]

If you’ve misplaced your Samsung TV remote or its not working, you have the option to use a mouse and keyboard for controlling your Samsung TV. Connect a keyboard or mouse using the TV’s USB port, or use wireless devices if they were previously connected and not disconnected.

How to Turn On and Control Samsung TV Without Remote

Simply connect the keyboard or mouse to the USB port on your Samsung TV and use it to change volume, switch channels, and access menus.

Control Samsung TV Using HDMI-CEC

HDMI-CEC is a feature in most modern TVs that allows you to control your TV using an external device connected to the HDMI port, such as a gaming console, streaming device, Blu-ray player, etc.

How to Turn On and Control Samsung TV Without Remote

You can use it to control your TV’s basic functions, like turning on or off your Samsung TV, changing its volume, and switching between channels.

Use Universal Remote to Control Samsung TV

If you have a universal remote control, you can also use it to control your Samsung TV, if you are unable to locate the original remote.

For those unfamiliar, universal remotes allow you to use and manage multiple electronic devices without the original remote.

However, in order to use it, you need to program it to work with your TV and use it to control your TV’s functions. Here’s how you can program a universal remote for a Samsung TV:

Step 1: Find the code for your Samsung TV in the manual that came with the universal remote.

Step 2: Next, turn on the Samsung TV manually using the power button found on the TV itself.

Step 3: Long-press the “Code Search” button on the universal remote until the light turns on.

Step 4: Enter the code for your Samsung TV.

Step 5: Once entered, press the “Power” button on the remote control to see if the TV turns off.

If it does, you have successfully programmed the remote. We have shared manual method to program GE Universal Remote and RCA Universal remote.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Use My Samsung TV Without A Remote Control?

There are some ways through which you can use your Samsung TV without remote control, either by using the physical buttons, the SmartThings app, a universal remote control, HDMI-CEC, a keyboard, or a mouse.

Can You Control a Samsung TV With My Phone?

Yes, you can control your Samsung TV with the phone by using the SmartThings app on it. The steps to connect and enable the virtual remote are mentioned above in the article.

So, this was all about how you can turn on and control a Samsung TV without a remote. I hope the article helped you use your TV without a remote control.

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Harsh Saxena

Hi! I am Harsh and I write about technology on different websites. I frequently write about these topics and cover them. I am available on Twitter at @Harsh4saxena or Email me at harsh4saxena@gmail.com to send in your feedback and tips. Worked at GadgetsToUse, BrowserToUse, DailyTechByte, FreshFounder, and with many other websites as an author and researcher.

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