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How To Use Samsung Galaxy S4 As TV Remote Control

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a pretty smartphone, smart enough to control your TV. I will quickly walk you through how to Use Samsung Galaxy S4 As TV Remote Control.

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We will use the WatchON app on your device to  achieve  this fantastic task. The WatchON app is pre-install on all Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone.

Hint: Turn off your TV before proceeding.

8 Easy Steps To Use Samsung Galaxy S4 As TV Remote Control

1. Open the WatchON app from your app drawer

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2. Follow the instructions but first you have to select your country from the list and tap Next
3. Complete every other instruction until you get to the next step below.
4. Select your TV and brand name then point your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your TV
5. Now, a power button button would be displayed, you will press it and wait for 10-seconds. Your TV should be powered on.
6. Tap yes if your TV is powered on, otherwise Tap No and wait for 10-seconds
7. Specify where you are getting channels. This could be direct TV connection or Cable connection. Just follow the instructions according to your preferred choice.
8. Finally, you will have to enable Infra Red by tapping “More Info”. This will automatically compete your set up.

The whole setup is complete and should work like a charm if you followed the instructions correctly.

Your Samsung Galaxy S4 is a Smartphone, but it just got smarter.

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So, what do you think?

  • Teresa Boardman

    there is no such app

  • Robert

    Really Useful

  • ZappIR Remote

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 with its built-in infrared blaster is simply an awesome device. ZappIR Remote app with its database of more than 300,000 device remote control codes unleashes the full potential of the Galaxy S4.

  • Alex Ih

    How does the remote feature work when used in connection with the Allshare hub as described here ?

  • Nosa E Nosa

    Well said

  • ADRO

    Excellent post

  • Alex

    On this topic this post is perfect written so far as I read. Thank you.

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  • Gerry

    I think it’s nice. but how do I shut it off? I don’t need it running when I’m not home.

    • Kyle

      What I do is use an app called Automoton. It has awesome features if you have a flip cover. The best is that it also kills apps when you close your cover. This helps battery life. Otherwise just kill the app in any process manager and restart it when you need it.

  • Kyle

    Absolutely Brilliant. This sgs4 is magic when you discover how to integrate the features into your daily life. The first bit of technology that actually makes life easier. And surprise, surprise, it is not an apple product. Thanks for your excellent directions.

  • Kyle

    Ha, ha, ha, brilliant. I went to a pub and as one of the big games was about to end, I switched off their LCD TV. I do not drink at all and drunk people to me are like brain dead zombies, so I thought I would do a social experiment and see the reaction. Amazing, nearly every person reacted instantly with aggression, nobody exhibited even a small ounce of self control. Lets just say, I am glad they never could figure out how or who switched off their Television. Ha, ha, ha, awesome application. Next, maybe you could figure out a way to remotely switch off barking dogs? Given what you have done with this app, it is surely possible to control brain waves of animals. Thanks again for an app that actually works, first time, every time. Simply amazing.

    • Nosa E Nosa

      Haha Kyle. you cracked my bones there. :)

      Have a nice day.

  • Evelyn Black

    Thanks for a very easy to follow set-up procedure! Way easier than the universal remote I used until it broke; took the longest time to figure out how to set it up!!

  • Limpin Larrys

    Thanks for sharing this..

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