Is your mission this year to make your home as smart as possible? If so, you’re not alone. Smart home devices aren’t only convenient, they can also be a necessity for people with disabilities, the elderly, and so on.
You’ve installed a smart doorbell, security system, and Google Home device. Now it’s time to focus your attention on your Samsung smart TV.
Can you control your Samsung smart TV with Google Home using voice commands? Yes, you can!
Keep reading to learn how!
How Do You Know If Your Samsung TV Supports Google Home?
Only Samsung TV models released in 2018 and afterward support Google Home.
To see if your Samsung TV model supports Google Home, check out Samsung’s article Use Google Assistant on your Samsung TV or refer to the table below.
If you’re not sure of your TV’s model number, check the big, white sticker on the back of the unit.
|2021 & 2022||All smart TV models|
How to Setup Google Home on Your Samsung TV
To learn how to link Google Home to your Samsung TV, check out Samsung’s article How to Setup Google Home on a Samsung TV or follow the instructions listed below.
Step 1: Log into your Samsung account on your TV.
Step 4: Tap Get started, before proceeding to Step 7.
Step 5: In the Google Home app, click on the Plus (+) icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
Step 6: Go to Set up device.
Step 7: Head to Work with Google.
Step 8: Tap the Search Bar and search for SmartThings.
Step 9: Tap SmartThings in the results and select Authorize.
Step 10: Now, your SmartThings app is linked to Google Home. Tap on your Samsung TV that’s linked to the SmartThings app, followed by Next.
Step 11: If you’ve used Google Home before, tap your Home name. If this is your first time using Google Home, create a Home name. Then, tap Next.
Step 12: Enter a name for your new Home, along with the required information. Alternatively, you can press Skip.
Step 13: Now, you can tap the Home you’ve just created for your Samsung TV.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to connect your Samsung smart TV to your Google Home with the SmartThings app.
How to Setup SmartThings App
See the steps below (for the latest version) or refer to Samsung’s article Connect the SmartThings App to your Samsung TV (for older versions) to learn how to set up your SmartThings app.
Step 1: Turn on your Samsung TV.
When asked, allow the app the enable Bluetooth and find your TV on the same Wi-Fi network. If your TV has already appeared in the app, proceed to Step 11.
Step 3: Create and log into a Samsung account.
Step 4: In the top-right corner, tap the Plus (+) icon.
Step 5: Head to Add device.
Step 6: Tap the TV option.
Step 7: Select Samsung.
Step 8: Once you’ve found your Samsung TV, tap Add.
Step 11: You will then see a PIN appear on your TV. Enter this PIN into the app and tap Done.
Step 12: When prompted, set a name for your Samsung TV (optional) so you can recognize it within the app and click Done to complete the setup process.
Watch the video below to learn how to set up your SmartThings app.
Voice Commands List
Refer to the table below for a list of voice commands that can be used to control your Samsung TV with a Google Home device.
For the best results, use a loud, clear voice when delivering the voice commands.
|Power On & Off||“Okay/Hey Google, turn on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, turn off living room TV”
|“Okay/Hey Google, lower the volume on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, turn the volume down on living room TV by 27”
“Okay/Hey Google, volume up on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, set the volume of living room TV to 50”
“Okay/Hey Google, mute/unmute living room TV”
|Channel Change by Number
|“Okay/Hey Google, change the channel to 21 on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, channel up/down on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, next channel on living room TV”
|Input Source Control||“Okay/Hey Google, change the input to HDMI2”|
|Playback Control (play, pause, fast forward, rewind, stop)||“Okay/Hey Google, fast forward/rewind on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, next song/video/photo on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, go forward/back on living room TV”
“Okay/Hey Google, play/pause/resume/stop on living room TV”
Wrapping Things Up
You can absolutely control your Samsung TV with Google Home! However, you must ensure your TV is compatible. Remember, only Samsung TVs released in 2018 and onwards support this function.
Once you’ve confirmed your TV’s compatibility, you must install the SmartThings app on your phone and connect it to your TV. Only then can you connect your Google Home to your TV by linking your SmartThings app to your Google Home app.
Once everything is all setup, you’re ready to control your Samsung TV with voice commands. And just like that, your home has suddenly gotten a bit smarter.
What’s your experience controlling a Samsung TV with Google Home? Do you prefer to use a remote or voice commands to control your TV?
Let us know in the comments below!
Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.