You can connect your Samsung smart television to Alexa and use it to send verbal commands to Bixby.
The way you set up Alexa on your Samsung smart television will depend on the year it was manufactured. The option was built into the best Samsung TVs in 2020 and 2021, allowing you to access the TV remotely or hands-free. 2022 TVs will also have the option. To send commands, older Samsung intelligent TVs must be paired with an Alexa device (see our picks for the best Alexa speakers and compatible devices),
Your model will have different functionality. The 2018 and 2019 models are limited, but the capabilities of newer TVs are excellent. This means that older TVs can use Samsung’s Bixby for more functionality.
Here’s how you can add Alexa functionality to your Samsung smart television. For more information about your Samsung smart television’s basic setup, settings, and features, be sure to read our guide.
How to connect your Samsung smart television to Alexa
Step 1: Set up your devices.
Make sure your Samsung TV is set up correctly. After you have completed the initial setup of the Alexa and Samsung TVs, make sure they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Create the apps.
To coordinate these devices, you’ll need your phone. Download the Samsung SmartThings App (available for iOS, Android, and Amazon Alexa) if you don’t have it yet.
If you are unsure how to use Amazon’s voice assistant app on your Android smartphone or iPhone, our guides will help you.
Log in to both apps using the same account information as your Echo’s Amazon account and your TV’s Samsung Account.
Step 3: Find your TV using the SmartThings App.
First, you’ll need to find your Samsung TV using the Samsung SmartThings App. This will allow you to treat it as an essential smart device and connect it to your Alexa speaker.
This can be done by going to the Devices menu located at the bottom of the app.
Select the Add Device option from the Devices page. It should be simple to locate your device within the list once the TV is powered on.
After paired with your device to the TV, find the Samsung Smart TV. Next, click the toggle button beside its name to activate it as a smart TV.
Step 4: Find your smart speaker using the Alexa app.
You’ll also need to make sure your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or other Amazon device has been found in the Amazon Alexa App. If it hasn’t or the device was set up using someone else’s phone, you’ll need to follow the steps. If this is not the case, skip to the next step.
Select the Devices option from the menu at the bottom of the screen.
You’re good to go if the Echo or similar Alexa device appears in this menu. Open the All Devices menu and locate your Alexa device in the list of connected devices.
Step 5: Connect the apps.
To link your accounts, enable Samsung SmartThings in the Amazon Alexa App. Sign in with your Samsung account.
Step 6: Select your TV from the Alexa App.
You’re now all set once you have enabled Samsung SmartThings — which should automatically pair Alexa with the TV — Congratulations! You have connected your Samsung smart television to Alexa.