Samsung TV Remote App

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Samsung TV Remote App: The Ultimate Guide

Struggling with a lost or unresponsive remote? The Samsung TV Remote App is here to save the day. In an era where smartphones are central to our daily lives, this app seamlessly turns your phone into a smart, intuitive TV controller. Read on to discover how this game-changing app not only simplifies your viewing experience but also brings a world of advanced features right to your fingertips.

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Table of Contents

What Is A Samsung TV Remote App?

Video Tutorial: How To Use It?

How To Replace Your Samsung TV Remote?

Type With iPhone Keyboard On TV

How To Start Using Samsung Remote App In One Minute?

What Are The Benefits?

Video Tutorial: Netflix Remote App

What Does This Samsung TV Remote Replacement Cost?

What Do I Need To Use It?

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Introduction to Samsung TV Remote App

The Samsung TV Remote App, developed by MeisterApps, has emerged as a groundbreaking solution for users seeking to enhance their television viewing experience. This app is not only free to download but also offers a seamless integration with Samsung TVs, making it a popular choice among users. By transforming your smartphone into a versatile remote control, the app ensures that you have all the control you need right at your fingertips. Whether it’s navigating through channels, adjusting volume, or exploring smart TV features, the Samsung TV Remote App makes it all more convenient and intuitive.

Our users frequently ask us for a great free remote control app for Samsung Smart TVs that could serve as a replacement for yet another blocky piece of plastic. We recommend ControlMeister for Samsung TV.

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ControlMeister universal remote app for Samsung Smart TVs offers full remote functionality. Easily control your channels, volume, menus, Samsung apps and navigation. The best news of all is that you can download the app completely for free on the iTunes App Store!

This is a free app with a lot of free features like Trackpad, Keyboard and all other basic needs equal to that of the factory remote. It’s been developed by MeisterApps, a company whose portfolio contains multiple successful products that merge iOS devices with TVs.

We believe it’s a perfect Samsung TV remote replacement. You probably don’t – at least not yet! Read on, if you’d like to be convinced.

TV remote history

By the way, did you know that the very first TV remote looked like a flashlight and a gun put together? It was called Zenith Flash-Matic and was introduced all the way back in 1955.

Just a year later, Zenith introduced Space Command – a rectangular box with buttons – and it seems like the design has stuck around ever since.

This is just to add one more reason as to why we think remotes are a bit obsolete and why even the most renowned brands like Samsung might need a substitute!

Now let’s go into the reasons why ControlMeister is the Samsung TV remote replacement you’re looking for!

Samsung TV Remote Control App for iPhone & iPad

While Samsung is renowned for the incredible quality of their products, from smartphones and Smart TVs, to washing machines and vacuum cleaners, the same can’t be said about their TV remotes. 

It’s absolutely necessary to have a remote control for your TV. Samsung knows that. Yet still, their remotes are not interchangeable. While there are some units such as the BN59-01199F that can operate several TVs, most are compatible with a single model. 

Then there is One Remote, as well as the more latest Solar Power – Samsung’s all-in-one remote control devices. But the thing is – they’re very expensive! Between 2 and 5 times more expensive than a lifetime subscription for ControlMeister (€ 26,99!).

Still, at that price point, they suffer the same disadvantages as even the cheapest remote – they can get lost or damaged quite easily. More on that later!

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Another thing with Samsung remotes is that the newer ones are usually compatible only with models made after 2016 (and that’s not a given!). Any earlier than that and you’ll have to scour the Internet looking for something that will work with your unit.

Not all remotes are freely available via SamsungParts – some are discontinued or not in stock – and you may have to buy it from non-official channels.

On the other hand, ControlMeister works with all Samsung TVs made after 2012 – that’s a lot of research hours taken out of your hands. And, it’s pretty much plug-and-play (well, more like connect-and-play).

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Samsung TV Remote Replacement

There’s a lot of bad things that can happen to your TV remote. They’re all equally annoying. Let’s list some:

  1. Losing your TV remote in the crack of a sofa.
  2. Your dog eating your remote.
  3. You losing it, and finding it the day your new one comes in.
  4. Spilling a drink on it and damaging it beyond repair.
  5. Batteries running out the moment you want to watch your favourite show.

Oh, and can we talk about when you cozy up on the sofa with the snacks and a blanket to watch a movie and the remote is just a couple centimetres out of your reach?

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On the other hand, what about the iPhone? When you were looking for your remote in the depths of your sofa, spilling your drink on it, then watching your dog devour it, your smartphone was in your pocket all along!

And well, it can do all of the things your Samsung TV remote can. That is, given you have the ControlMeister app installed, of course! But the point is, you don’t really need a remote if you have an iPhone.

On top of that, an iPhone with a remote control app is a bit too sturdy to be eaten, waterproof enough to survive a soda attack, has a displayable battery status and if you lose it – you can just call it!

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Type with iPhone keyboard on Samsung TV

We wanted to start this with a ‘have you ever?’ type of sentence, but it’s pretty much pointless. We know you’ve been in this scenario. What scenario, you may ask? The tragedy of typing with a Samsung TV remote, of course!

You know exactly what we mean, don’t you? It’s like trying to send a text message with one of those vintage mobile phones, but somehow 10 times worse.

The constant backtracking, the ABC instead to QWERTY, the typos that take ages to correct – our thumbs and brains hurt just thinking about that!

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The thing is, you don’t have to be doing that. One option is getting a Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to a Smart TV. But that’s yet another piece of equipment you have to order, pay for, wait for and then get it to work.

Instead, you can download our free Samsung TV remote replacement app. It has a nifty mechanic that allows you to type just like you would normally do when texting, or looking something up on the Internet. Nothing more to it – just pure convenience. 

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Easy & Quick Installation

All you have to do to get started with ControlMeister is:

  1. Grab your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the App Store and type in ‘ControlMeister’
  3. Download and install the app
  4. Turn on the app and pair it with your TV.

Make sure your iOS device and your Samsung Smart TV are connected to the same WiFi – otherwise it won’t work!

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Functionalities & Benefits

You can only enjoy a TV remote for as long as you don’t break, lose or damage it. And let’s be honest, some of them are quite fragile and made out of cheap plastic.

iPhones and iPads, on the other hand, while certainly not without flaws, can get quite sturdy. You can purchase additional accessories such as protective glass or a hard case that will prolong its longevity.

And well, people generally tend to look out for their smartphones more than their TV remotes – they’re quite expensive and repair costs are oftentimes as much as a new device.

It just makes sense to have a Samsung TV remote replacement installed on an iPhone. It’s likely to stay with you for longer. And well, it will all be confined into a single device that you will most likely have on you most of the time anyway!

Can I download a Samsung TV remote app for free?

Yes, ControlMeister is a free Samsung TV remote app. But to fully enjoy all of the features, we recommend you try out the Pro version. Discover it for paid-version for FREE for seven days.

The app has 3 paid plans:

  • Monthly: € 3,49 – flexible plan if you want to try the app out.
  • Yearly at € 14,99 – the best deal – our most popular plan.
  • Lifetime at €26,99 – pay once and use the app indefinitely.

Let’s go into a bit more detail about the lifetime plan: 

A Lifetime plan means you will have indefinite access to the Pro version of ControlMeister. That pretty much means owning a remote replacement to any Samsung TV for as long as Samsung keeps on making TVs and Apple keeps keeps on making iPhones. 

Tip: Discover the Family Sharing plan for ControlMeister. That way your family, group of friends or roommates can use the app at the same time. 

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Can I use a trackpad to navigate Samsung TV?

When you navigate your Smart TV with a traditional remote, you will basically click away on a clumsy device that never quite fits your hand.

It’s pretty unnatural and inconvenient. Especially when you switch from using a touch screen on an iPhone, or a trackpad on your laptop for the entire day.

Why not use a trackpad to go around your Smart TV? Get yourself that comfort in a form of a free ControlMeister app!

Samsung TV Remote App Without Ads

Ever felt like ads are the ultimate buzzkill when you’re trying to switch channels or adjust the volume using your Samsung TV Remote app? It’s like hitting a speed bump every time you’re cruising smoothly through your TV options. But here’s a game changer: zap those ads away with a simple subscription. It’s not just about ditching interruptions; it’s about upgrading your entire TV experience to first class. Trust us, going ad-free with your Samsung TV Remote app is the upgrade you didn’t know you needed. Say hello to pure, uninterrupted TV control bliss.

Is the Samsung TV Remote App compatible with all Samsung TVs?

The Samsung TV Remote App by is designed to be compatible with most Samsung Smart TVs. However, compatibility largely depends on the model and the year of production of your Samsung TV. Generally, if your Samsung TV has smart capabilities and is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your smartphone, you should be able to use the app with your TV. It’s always a good idea to check the app’s description or the MeisterApps website for the most up-to-date compatibility information.

How do I connect the Samsung TV Remote App to my Samsung TV?

Connecting the Samsung TV Remote App to your Samsung TV is a simple process. First, ensure that both your smartphone and your Samsung TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Open the app on your smartphone, and it will automatically search for and display your TV on the device list. Select your TV from the list, and you may be prompted to enter a code displayed on your TV screen or to allow access directly on the TV. Follow the instructions, and your devices will be connected and ready to use.

Can I use the Samsung TV Remote App if my TV is not a Smart TV?

The Samsung TV Remote App by MeisterApps is primarily designed for use with Samsung Smart TVs. These TVs have the necessary network capabilities to connect with your smartphone app over Wi-Fi. If your Samsung TV is not a Smart TV, it likely lacks the connectivity options required for the app to function. In this case, a traditional remote control or a universal remote with compatibility for your TV model would be more suitable.

Is it possible to customize the layout of the Samsung TV Remote App?

Answer: Yes, one of the app’s key features is its ability to be customized according to the user’s preferences. You can personalize the remote layout, ensuring that your most frequently used functions are easily accessible. This customization enhances the user experience by making the app more intuitive and tailored to individual needs.

5. What should I do if the app is not working with my Samsung TV?

Answer: If the Samsung TV Remote App by MeisterApps is not working with your Samsung TV, try the following steps:

  • Ensure that both your smartphone and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Restart both your smartphone and TV to refresh the connection.
  • Check if there are any updates available for the app and your TV’s firmware, and install them if necessary.
  • Re-pair your smartphone with your TV through the app’s setup process. If these steps do not resolve the issue, it may be helpful to consult the app’s FAQ or support section for more specific troubleshooting tips or to contact MeisterApps’ customer support.

6. How secure is the Samsung TV Remote App?

Answer: The Samsung TV Remote App by MeisterApps places a high priority on security and user privacy. The app uses secure connection protocols to communicate with your Samsung TV, ensuring that your personal information and device control remain protected. Regular updates are also released to address any potential security vulnerabilities and to keep the app running smoothly. Users can feel confident in the app’s security measures when using it to control their Samsung TV.

Can you use your phone as a Netflix remote?

Are you enticed to try ControlMeister out? If your answer is ‘yes’ – amazing! We really hope you enjoy it!

Guide to Samsung TV Remote App Requirements

There are three things you have to keep in mind when it comes to using our app.

Will I still need my old Samsung TV remote?

Sounds a bit strange, but yeah… you do. The way Samsung TVs work with third-party apps like ControlMeister is that they have to allow for an external program to operate together with it.

When you connect your Samsung TV remote replacement to your TV, a notification will pop-up at the top of your screen. It will ask you whether you want to allow for the app to gain access to the TV. Click ‘Allow’ and you’re done!

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Turn Samsung TV on & off

A huge limitation of Samsung TVs is that they can’t be turned on by a remote replacement. For that, you will need your original remote.

One way to bypass that is to use the power button on your TV. Most models will have it somewhere in the back. So, turning your Samsung TV is absolutely doable whether remote, or remote replacement-less, but it will require you to do a little legwork. By that we mean literally getting up, walking up to your TV and pressing the button.

You can, on the other hand, turn the TV off using ControlMeister.

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Can I still have ControlMeister if I get a new iPhone?

Yes! Any app you download from the App Store will be tied to your AppleID. That means whenever you upgrade your iPhone and log in with your existing AppleID, you will have access to all your previously owned apps.

You can facilitate that by doing an iCloud backup and then restoring it when setting up your new device. Alternatively, you can go to the App Store on your new iPhone or iPad and download ControlMeister once again.

Same WiFi connection

For any sort of third-party app-Samsung TV merge, whether it’s remote control replacement, or screen mirroring, both devices have to be connected to the same wireless network. It’s the same with ControlMeister. Do make sure you have both connected to the same WiFi.

Sometimes it also helps to clear the cache of your Samsung TV. Please visit our FAQ page for more information and troubleshooting.

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In our extensive testing and analysis of the Samsung TV Remote App by MeisterApps, we’ve found that it indeed represents a considerable advancement in the realm of home entertainment control. Its intuitive design and breadth of features distinctly position it as a top-tier choice for Samsung TV owners seeking to elevate their viewing experience.

From our perspective, the user-friendly interface of the app significantly simplifies the complexity often associated with modern TV controls. This ease of use, when combined with the app’s robust functionality, including touchpad and keyboard integration, makes it an indispensable tool for anyone looking to streamline their entertainment setup.

Moreover, when we compared the Samsung TV Remote App to other similar applications in the market, its commitment to security was notably superior. The developers at MeisterApps have clearly prioritized user privacy and data protection, ensuring a secure connection between your device and TV without compromising on performance or functionality.

We also appreciate the app’s customizable features, which allow users to tailor the interface to their preferences, enhancing the overall user experience. This level of personalization, in our opinion, sets the Samsung TV Remote App apart from its competitors, making it not just a remote control app, but a comprehensive control solution tailored to your specific needs.

In conclusion, based on our hands-on experience and comparative analysis, we believe the Samsung TV Remote App by MeisterApps is an essential addition to any Samsung TV owner’s digital toolkit. Its combination of user-friendly design, advanced features, and unwavering security makes it the superior choice for those looking to enhance their home entertainment system. Whether you’re aiming to simplify your controls, enjoy a more personalized TV experience, or ensure a secure and reliable connection, this app delivers on all fronts.


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