TV (Samsung) Remote Control
- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: 1.7.8
- Size: 3.34M
- Compatibility: 4.4 and up
- Author: npe
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: ir.remote.smg.tv
TV (Samsung) Remote Control Review: No You Don't Need A Physical Remote Control
TV (Samsung) Remote Control is an app which allows you to manipulate your Samsung TV with using your phone only.
You can download TV (Samsung) Remote Control for Android only.
Functionality — 4/5
You can use this app not only through WiFi but with infrared devices as well. Also, you can manually set your TV's IP address and choose which series of Samsung TVs you have (F-series or K-series). You can choose the sound of a haptic response of when a button is pressed.
Design — 2/5
The design of the app looks actually cool - like a TV remote. But it's not too modern at the same time. They could make something fresher than an old typical remote control. An there’s no choice of colored themes available to make it more fun.
Usability — 4/5
In this TV (Samsung) Remote Control review you can already see that this app is exactly like your normal TV remote. In regards to TV remote functions, it can do everything that’s shown on the screen what your normal remote would do to a TV. Of course not all its buttons work for your TV - it depends on the TV's model and its abilities. But if you can't contact the app’s creator directly, he'll add your TV to the list of compatible models.
Let's go through what this remote can do for your TV. It can jump back and forth to the channels, control the sound, get to your TV's main menu and to the guide. One of the coolest features here is that it has buttons for your 3D and media player. Also, you can search for channels in this app and set subtitles. What makes this app particularly special is that it has Smart Hub button which is unique to Samsung TVs and can get you to another level of content like other Samsung apps, games, chats and even YouTube. Check out more on the web about Smart Hub.
Cross-platform use — 4/5
This app is only for Android, but there's a similar app for iOS that has a different name. It’s been updated for Android 9. It can work with older versions as well even with those which have infrared control. It can work on tablets too and doesn't require any preparations or settings - it's ready to use right away.
There are no in-app purchases here. It's the right way to do it because having this app means that you've already purchased Samsung TV. This app would be a nice way to show love to Samsung customers, but it's NOT affiliated or supported by Samsung companies. It's one random teach guy's creation, keep that in mind in case of reclamations.
The Bottom Line
There are so many TV remotes apps available in Google play that we don't even know if we should recommend you downloading TV (Samsung) Remote Control. But it's not bad and easy to use without too many complicated details or functions. Just open the app, find your TV and be ready to go right away.
This app probably isn't better than your original Samsung TV remote, but you might want to have it installed for a case of emergency.
Pros : Nice design that looks like a real TV remote;
Few and understandable functions in the app.
Cons : The design could still be better and more innovative;
Too little instructions on how exactly use the app.
Cross-platform use 4.0