Top 20 Samsung Smart TV Hidden Features AND HACKS


Are you sure you have utilized all the best features of your Samsung Smart TV?

What if I tell you there are some hidden features, I bet you couldn’t discover that will change your experience of TV forever?

I know, you are super curious to know what those are and how to get access to it. Don’t worry!

In this article, I will reveal 20 brilliant features of Samsung Smart TV that are too good to be true and will change your life forever.

So, let’s get started!

1.   Smartphone as Remote Control

This is not a new feature for a smart TV. But if you didn’t know it yet, now you do. All you have to do is to install the SmartThings app on your phone.

And then, you need to select Samsung Smart TV. If your mobile and your TV are sharing the same Wi-Fi, it will get connected automatically.

Then, you can simply control all the usual functions of your TV including adjusting volume, changing channels, and even turning it on or off with your mobile phone. Cool! Isn’t it?

2.   Smart Keyboard Inputs

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Typing on TV with the remote control is a very tiring task. It takes a lot of time to type a single word using the remote control.

However, not anymore! Samsung Smart TV has come up with a solution to this problem as well.

Now every time you type one or two letters, it predicts the word by itself which you can choose with a single tap.

3.   Keyboard and Mouse

If you are still not satisfied with typing through the remote control, you don’t have to compromise.

You can utilize the in-built web browser of your smart TV to connect a wireless keyboard and a mouse with it.

Now you not only can type using the keyboard peacefully but also can navigate and control your TV easily using the mouse. What else do you need?

4.   Smart Eco Solutions

The smart eco-solutions featured in the Samsung Smart TV adjust the screen of the TV with the surroundings.

Such as, it automatically detects the light in the room and adjusts the brightness of the TV screen according to it.

It also has a Motion lighting option which reduces power consumption on the basis of movement. Such as, the screen darkens when you sleep while watching the TV.

5.   Dark Mode

Are you a fan of Dark mode? 

Well, I am. Like Dark modes are getting pretty popular in mobile phones, laptops, and even social networking apps, now you can enjoy it on your TV as well.

It is called High Contrast mode in Samsung Smart TV settings.

6.   Private Listening

Private listening is one of the coolest features of the Samsung Smart TV. For this feature too, you will need the SmartThings app.

With the help of this feature, you can control and listen to the audio of the TV from your mobile phone.

So, if you want to watch TV without disturbing your family members, simply privately listen by plugging your phone with headphones or earplugs.

7.   Extend or Mirror Computer’s Display to the TV

If you want to sync the display of your computer on your TV, all you need is Miracast on your computer which your Samsung smart TV already has.

It would allow you to mirror the display of your computer on your TV. You just need to ensure your computer and the TV are running on the same Wi-Fi.

8.   Mirror the Phone to TV

Not only your computer, but you also have the option to mirror the display of your smartphone on your TV with the help of the SmartThings app.

Just go to the app, tap TV, and then three vertical dots from where you need to select “Smart View”. That’s it! And you’re good to go.

9.   Airplay Settings

Airplay setting was a special feature of Apple gadgets. But now, Samsung has it too in their smart TVs.

So, not only your android phone, but you can now also mirror the display of your Mac, iPhone, or iPad to your smart TV.

10.  Free TV Content

Samsung TV plus is a pre-installed app that all Samsung smart TVs from 2016 to 2020 have.

Because of this app, immediately after installing the Samsung smart TV, you will get access to over 100 free TV channels. No hidden charges.

Moreover, with Wi-Fi being connected, you can re-watch your recently watched shows from even where you left off.

11.  Game Mode

Gaming on your TV is always fun. The gaming mode of the Samsung smart TV ensures fast reception of HDMI signals offering low latency and optimized picture settings.

In short, it’s everything a gamer wants his gaming monitor to offer.

12.  Exercise Mode

Exercise mode on a TV, sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it?

Well, if you are confused about how it is going to help you while exercising, recall how many times you had to pause exercising because your mobile screen went to sleep while streaming exercise videos.

Here is the solution! Also, you don’t have to grab or stake your phone while exercising now since you will have a big screen instructing in front of you.

13.  Hospitality Mode

It is one of those secret features of your Samsung smart TV that very few people know. It has a secret menu that has a special technique to get access to according to the model of the TV.

Here you will get several options to change settings like energy-saving mode, max volume limit, and source selection.

14.  Ambient Mode Ensuring Mental Balance

The ambient mode of the Samsung smart TVs is one of the most artistic features. It displays works of art, family photos, and various other calming content while turned off to cheer you up.

You can add photos from your own photo gallery as well. In short, it will work like a huge digital photo frame when it’s turned off.

15.  Controlling with Xbox One or PS4 Controllers

Not only your phone or external mouse but also your Xbox or PS4 controllers can be substituted as the remote control of your TV.

You just need to go to the settings and click to “Add Accessory”, and the TV will start scanning for Bluetooth accessories. Turn on the Bluetooth of your controllers and connect to it. That’s it!

16.  Changing the DNS

Changing a DNS server will allow you to unblock geo-restricted websites and will provide higher browsing speeds.

Moreover, if you use a Pi-hole, you also have the option to block ads on your Samsung smart TV.

17. Turning On Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)

Anynet+ which is popularly known as HDMI-CEC lets you control your TV using a streaming device remote like the Firestick remote.

With this, you can also turn on your TV with Google Home and Chromecast.

18.  Working from the TV

After the COVID-19 pandemic, work from home has increased more than ever. Your Samsung smart TV provides all the important features you need to work from your TV.

Using Microsoft Office

You can search and download the Microsoft office app on your TV and easily create, edit, and share it on the big screen of your TV.

Streaming Presentations

You can also stream your presentations at your office wirelessly. Just sync your presentation from the phone or laptop to the TV.

19.  Scanning for Viruses

Samsung smart TV has a special feature called Smart Security that scans for viruses to provide utmost security.

So, whenever you feel the need, you can scan your TV for viruses through it.

20.  Resetting the Smart TV

If you ever face any setting problem, you can always reset your smart TV to factory settings that lie in the settings to start fresh.

Final Words

Now that you know about all these amazing hidden features Samsung TV provides, go make the best use of it!

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