How to have Alexa on your Smart TV (Samsung)

Amazon’s Alexa is still taking the world by storm with its ability to perform a big number of incredible tasks. It is known to make life easier, more comfortable and with great fun as you deal with your daily activities. Right from controlling lights, house temperature and all the way to set your plans among others, Alexa enables you to achieve this just by the use of a voice command. Isn’t that interesting? You can also connect Alexa to your Smart Samsung TV.

Smart Samsung TV
Smart Samsung TV

Alexa is able to control several Smart Home Devices like Lutron Caseta, Samsung SmartThings Outlet, and Nest Thermostat among many others. This is attained using the Amazon Echo Show, Echo Dot, or Echo Spot devices. Samsung Smart TV is also capable of integrating with Amazon Alexa Smart speakers to give you the voice control ability to adjust volume, searching for shows, power on and off, launching apps and much more.

Connecting Alexa to your Smart Samsung TV

As you can see there are a lot of astonishing benefits that you get when your Smart Samsung TV connects to Alexa. Therefore, there is much need to have Alexa integrated into your Smart Samsung TV.

Before getting started, you will have to ensure that you have a stable internet connection in your home since these devices will not work without an active internet connection. Having an internet connection is just as important as having electricity in your home. As it is difficult to operate without electricity, so it is with the devices when there is no internet.

You will also need to have Samsung SmartThings app as well as Amazon Alexa app installed on your mobile phone. These apps are available in Google Play Store for Android devices and in the App Store for iOS devices.

To attain a successful connection of your Smart Samsung TV and Alexa, you need to follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Set up your Smart Samsung TV and Alexa Device

You should begin by ensuring that your Smart Samsung TV is all set up and is functioning well. This may involve powering the TV on, signing in to your Samsung Account, completing the initial setup and connecting it to your wireless network.

Your Amazon Alexa device should also be set up and ready to use. Ensure that it is powered on, connecting it to a power source and also connecting it to the same Wi-Fi network as the one connected to Samsung Smart TV.

Step 2: Connect your Smart Samsung TV to SmartThings Hub

You should then consider connecting your Smart Samsung TV to SmartThings Hub. As mentioned before, ensure that your TV is on the same network as the SmartThings Hub. To connect the two, you will have to follow the steps below:

  1. Power on your Samsung TV by connecting it to a power source. Then by use of your TV remote, press the power button to turn the TV on.
power button
Samsung remote power button

2. Press the Menu button on your remote and navigate to Smart Hub and select Samsung Account.

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Navigating to Smart Hub and Selecting Samsung Account

3. Sign in to your Samsung Account and then check for your Smart Samsung TV on Samsung SmartThing mobile app.

samsung account
Signing on to your Samsung Account

4. Now you will have connected your Samsung TV to SmartThings Hub.

Step 3: Launching the apps

Once you have set up the devices and sign into your TV with your Samsung account, you need to prepare the Samsung SmartThings app as well as Amazon Alexa app. These apps will enable you to synchronize these two devices using your phone. If you don’t have the Amazon Alexa app and Samsung SmartThings app, ensure you download them from their appropriate store.

Samsung SmartThings app
Samsung SmartThings app

To top it up, you will have to sign in to these apps with the same account information you used for your TV’s Samsung account as well as the Amazon account.

Launching the Amazon Alexa app
Launching the Amazon Alexa app

Step 4: Discover your Samsung TV in the Samsung SmartThings app

In your Samsung SmartThings app, you have to discover your Samsung TV. This will enable you to regard it as a basic connected smart device when connecting it to your Alexa device. Therefore, to achieve this, you will have to follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Samsung SmartThings app on your phone
  2. Go to the Device menu located at the bottom-center of the screen.
  3. Now on the Devices screen, click on the Add Device option. With your TV powered on, your device will easily be found on the list.
Discovering your Samsung TV in SmartThings app
Discovering your Samsung TV in SmartThings app

After you have found your device (Samsung TV) and paired your phone to the TV, you should now select the Smart Samsung TV and toggle the button next to it to enable its use as a smart device.

Step 5: Connect your Alexa to Samsung SmartThings

You can achieve this by enabling the Samsung SmartThings skill in the Amazon Alexa app and linking the accounts by signing in with your Samsung account. To achieve this, you need to follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your Smartphone.
opening Amazon Alexa
Opening the Amazon Alexa app on your phone
  1. Click on menu option at the top-left corner of the screen.
Clicking on the menu option
Clicking on the menu option
  1. Select the Smart Home.
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Selecting Smart Home
  1. On the search bar, type Samsung SmartThings and select it then click on Enable to Use to enable it.
enabling skill
Enabling Samsung SmartThings skill
  1. Next, a new window will appear that will prompt you to sign in to your Samsung SmartThings account via email and password. Enter the correct login credentials and click on sign in. This will enable you to link the accounts.
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Signing in to your Samsung SmartThings account
  1. After enabling the skill, Alexa will automatically connect to your Samsung TV. Therefore, you can now start using Alexa to control your Smart Samsung TV.

Step 6: Select your Smart Samsung TV in Alexa app

Finally, after you have enabled the Samsung SmartThings skill, you can now select your Samsung TV and get ready to use Alexa. Consequently, Alexa will automatically pair to your Samsung TV; therefore, you can now start using Alexa to control your Smart Samsung TV with your voice. This may include powering the TV on and off, adjusting the volume, and switching to different channels.

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Selecting your Samsung TV in Alexa app
Kevin Arrows
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