How to connect your Samsung TV to Alexa

If you have a Samsung TV, you'll likely be familiar with Samsung's built-in voice assistant, Bixby, to perform all of your verbal commands. On the other hand, that is not the only voice-friendly option you have. You can configure your TV if you want to use Amazon Alexa instead. The advice on How to connect Samsung TVs with Alexa below is strictly for old Samsung TVs that don't have this feature built-in but can still connect to Amazon smart speakers for voice control that is very basic.

We provide a specific and easy process for you to follow:

  1. Set up your devices

First, you need to make sure that both your Amazon Alexa device and Samsung TV are set up and working. Besides, you need to make sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network after completing the initial setup on your TV and Alexa device.

  1. Prepare the apps

You also need to have a smartphone ready to be able to combine these two devices. Make sure you sign in to both apps with the same account information that you used for the TV's Samsung account and the Echo's Amazon account.

  1. Discover the Samsung TV 

You will first need to discover your Samsung TV in the Samsung SmartThings app. This is an app that lets you treat it like a basic connected smart device when connected to an Alexa speaker. When you power on the TV, you should be able to easily find your device in the list. 

Once you have paired your phone with your TV, select Samsung Smart TV and use the switch next to its name to having it used as a smart device.

  1. Discover the smart speaker 

Second, you need to make sure that your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or other Amazon device is detected in the Amazon Alexa app. If your device is set up via someone else's phone, you'll need to do the following. 

In this app, you need to select the Devices button from the menu at the bottom of the home screen. If the Echo (or similar Alexa device) shows up in this menu, you're all set. Open the All Devices menu option, then you need to find your Alexa device.

  1. Connect the apps

In the Amazon Alexa app, you need to activate the Samsung SmartThings skill and sign in with your Samsung account to link the accounts.

  1. Select your TV in the Alexa app

Finally, once you've enabled the Samsung SmartThings skill - which automatically pairs Alexa with your TV - you're good to go.

Final Thoughts

How to connect your Samsung TV to Alexa depends on how you make this work and when your TV was made. Some older Samsung TVs on the market these days need to pair with an Alexa device first to send commands. Hope you already know how to connect your Samsung TV to Alexa.

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