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Frequently Asked Questions

ControlMeister Remote Control works on any Samsung Smart TV from the 2012 models onward. Which model year do you have? Find out by looking at the middle letter in your model type (on the back of your Samsung TV).

Supported Samsung TVs:

  • E = 2012
  • F = 2013
  • H = 2014
  • J = 2015
  • K = 2016
  • M = 2017
  • N = 2018
  • R = 2019
  • Q = QLED (also supported)
  • T = 2020

For instance: UE55_E_S8000 = 2012. UE78_H_U8500L = 2014.

Please check if your TV and iPhone or iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Also check whether your TV supports control via Wi-Fi. Also, make sure that your mobile device is not prohibited from connecting to the TV (Menu → General → External Device Manager → Device Connect Manager). Note: some TV models do not support Wi-Fi control due to limitations set by the manufacturer. You cannot connect to them even if you enter the correct PIN. Also, TVs may not show PIN when requesting a connection.

Some Samsung TV models may prompt you to confirm the connection of a new mobile device during first connection. To do this, you will need your factory remote control. When connecting to TV series H and J, you have to enter a PIN code in the app, which is shown on the TV screen

Connection failure between your Samsung TV and the ControlMeister Remote Control app can have several reasons:

  • TV is OFF or not connected to a Wi-Fi network
  • Incorrect PIN-code was entered during manual connection
  • Access of the mobile device to TV is denied. To remove your phone from the list of prohibited devices, please go to Menu → General → External Device Manager → Device Connect Manager.

Text input is only available in the Smart Hub apps which support Samsung keyboard. The keyboard will appear on mobile device screen automatically after you activate the input field on your TV screen. Some services, like Netflix, YouTube and others, have their own keyboards and are not supported by ControlMeister.

Yes, on the free version we show ControlMeister and third-party ads.

Yes, the ControlMeister universal remote control app for Samsung TV has a free version with ads and the basic functionalities. For an ad-free experience and features like Keyboard and Touchpad we offer a Pro version.

Turning on via Wi-Fi network is supported by Samsung TVs released in 2016 and later. Earlier models do not support this feature.

Yes, you can!

ControlMeister is an iOS application that turns your iPhone or iPad into a TV remote. You can download the app in the Apple App Store for free. A Samsung Smart TV and WiFi is required to function. This application is known as the best Samsung TV remote app out there. At the moment is has more than 2,500 reviews and is rated with 4,5 out of 5 stars.

It is very easy to download the Samsung TV remote app from ControlMeister. Simply follow the steps below:

1 | Visit Apple App Store and download Samsung Remote: ControlMeister.

2 | Make sure your TV & iOS device are on the same WiFi network.

3 | Open the app and follow the onboarding manual.

That’s it. It’s child’s play. Downloading and using this Samsung TV remote app is completely free. So it won’t cost you a thing to improve your home-entertainment experience. Isn’t that great?

You can’t.

Your Samsung TV needs to communicatie with your phone or tablet. To do so it requires WiFi. Unfortunately, connections other than WiFi are not reliable enough to allow proper remote control. So all ControlMeister requires is WiFi, a Samsung Smart TV and an iOS device.

It is very easy to operate the Samsung remote app from ControlMeister. Read the useful article containing all the Samsung Smart TV remote button functions.

The source button on our Samsung remote app can be found at the top right in the standard menu. It is displayed above all numbers with the name “source”. With this button you get an overview of all connected sources. For example, you can switch from live TV to a connected Playstation.

Want to know more about this? Discover the article that describes about the Samsung Smart TV remote button functions.