Google has eased the way you control your TV.
Today, you don’t have to turn on your TV manually or through your remote control. All you need is your voice and a Chromecast.
Let’s discuss how you can leverage Google Home to control your Samsung TV.
Samsung is one of the top brands across the world when it comes to technology and innovations.
The company specializes in the production of various high-quality products such as personal and office devices and home electronic equipment.
The company also deals with software development.
The company has evolved over the years and continues to release upgraded products to revolutionize the tech industry.
One of the company’s most popular products has to be its Smart TV which comes with excellent features to guarantee user convenience.
With this television, users can launch apps, connect via a mobile gadget, and configure and save preferred content.
You can even control your Samsung TV with a voice command. We shall now find out how to connect Google Home to Samsung smart TV.
Things you will Need
- Google home gadget
- Smart TV
Before you can begin this process, you want to ensure that all the aforementioned items can control your Samsung TV with Google Home.
If you’re yet to download the Google Home app on your smartphone, head on to Google Play and download it first.
There are three ways of connecting Google Home to your Samsung Smart television which include:
- Inbuilt Chromecast
- Chromecast Ultra
Before we can continue, we want to establish the best method among the three that best suits your needs.
We shall do so by establishing whether or not your Samsung Smart TV has an inbuilt Chromecast or not.
Assuming your TV doesn’t have inbuilt Chromecast. You must be wondering how to connect Google Home to Samsung TV without Chromecast.
Well, in the absence of inbuilt Chromecast, you can always utilize an external Chromecast gadget to facilitate the connection.
Remember, you should connect your Google Home gadget and Android Smartphone to the same WIFI network.
Connecting Google Home to Samsung TV
You will need to configure your Chromecast and connect it to the Google Home app from your mobile gadget (Smartphone.) This will enable you to control your TV through Google Home.
Plug in Chromecast Ultra or Chromecast
Skip this step if your Samsung Smart TV has inbuilt Chromecast. For Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast, link one end of a USB power cable to your Chromecast.
Connect the other end to the power supply. Trace the HDMI port on your Samsung Smart TV and plug the Chromecast in.
Launch Google Home App
Launch the Google Home app from your Android gadget. Proceed to the app’s home page and click add, then set-up device, and finish with set-up new devices.
Validate Account and Permissions
If you’re using Google Home app you will notice that various Google accounts will appear. Choose the account where you would like to save your Chromecast.
If your preferred account is not on the list, you can add it to the list. Now click OK.
An alert will now appear on your screen requesting access to location and services.
Activate location services clicking on settings tap applications, open installed to reveal Google Home, and turn on-location services.
Revert to the Google Home app and tap OK to allow location access.
Connect the Gadget
After your location and account are configured, Google Home scans nearby gadgets and showcases them in a list. Pick the gadget you want to configure.
Watch out for a code that will emerge on your android gadget and Smart TV to ensure you’re pairing the correct gadget. When the code appears, tap yes.
If it doesn’t, click Try Again.
You’ll need to repeat the former step.
Another alert will emerge requesting you to allow Google to obtain your anonymous details to help enhance their services.
Click Yes to agree or No to decline.
You can choose to or not receive subsequent emails associated with your gadgets by clicking sign up.
You can also decline by clicking No, thanks.
Select the video services you want to add to enhance your experience in terms of streaming.
Now tap next, click Continue, and continue again to complete the process.
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