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Hey, i saw in a review that i could use the phone as a remote.. Does that only work on samsung smart tv's? or all kinds of tv's?
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Hey, i saw in a review that i could use the phone as a remote.. Does that only work on samsung smart tv's? or all kinds of tv's?

Howdy!

It works on any appliances that are compatible. When you run the remote app, it asks you to select the brand from a huge list and then run through setup.

Easy as pie!
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Sweet! biggrin.gif

Cause i have lost the remote for my old tv tongue.gif (the company went bankrupt few years back so it's a dead brand) So it is kinda hard for me to get a control for it tongue.gif

But now with the S4 i can fix this! biggrin.gif

BUT what control functions does the s4 have? Is it only channels, volume and power? or can i get an app with the button to choose between component, hdmi and pc? Aswell as the AV1-3?

Cause i often switch between them due to my consoles.
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Hey, i saw in a review that i could use the phone as a remote.. Does that only work on samsung smart tv's? or all kinds of tv's?

I have the HTC One which also has this feature.

It works on my Samsung Plasma and both my LG LCD TV's.

It's ridiculously easy to program, you'd probably be hard pressed to find an incompatible TV that was made in the past 8 years.

For reference my 32LG7000 is 6 years old and the remote feature works like a charm.

On the HTC One the app function has everything, you can program an 'input button' seperately so that you can switch between the various inputs on your TV such as HDMI/AV ect...

The only thing I can't see functionality for is the blue/green/red/yellow buttons but I don't use those anyway.
Edited by IcedEarth - 7/21/13 at 9:32am
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Sweet! biggrin.gif

Cause i have lost the remote for my old tv tongue.gif (the company went bankrupt few years back so it's a dead brand) So it is kinda hard for me to get a control for it tongue.gif

But now with the S4 i can fix this! biggrin.gif

BUT what control functions does the s4 have? Is it only channels, volume and power? or can i get an app with the button to choose between component, hdmi and pc? Aswell as the AV1-3?

Cause i often switch between them due to my consoles.

You can switch input(click source and it will cycle through all the input the TV have) and also control the DVR as well, I will take a few screen shots to show you.



It recommends shows, you can save your favorite channel to the remote as well( this way you can just click the channel icon instead of keying the channel# to get to it)

Edited by sherlock - 7/21/13 at 9:39am
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Yeah you can switch between sources.

Here's a screenshot of the app:

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Just what i wanted to see! biggrin.gif

Thanks guys!

Now i really can't wait to get the s4 tongue.gif
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