How to Add Your Samsung TV to HomeKit?

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Samsung TVs are known for their high-quality displays and advanced features. With the latest models, you can now also integrate your Samsung with the HomeKit ecosystem, allowing you to control your TV using Apple devices and Siri voice commands. In this article, we will guide you through the process of adding your Samsung TV to HomeKit.

Before we begin, it's important to note that only Samsung smart TVs that are AirPlay-compatible can be added to HomeKit. If your TV supports AirPlay, you can follow the steps below to integrate it with HomeKit:

Step 1: On your iPhone, swipe down from the top-right corner to open the Control Center.
Step 2: Tap the Screen Mirroring button.
Step 3: Look for the Samsung TV option presented in the list of available devices and tap on it.
Step 4: If prompted, enter the code shown on your Samsung TV to establish the connection.

Once the connection is established, your Samsung TV will be added to the Home app on your iPhone or other Apple devices. This means you can now control your TV using the Home app or Siri voice commands.

With HomeKit integration, you can perform various tasks such as turning your TV on or off, adjusting the volume, changing channels, and even launching specific or content. You can do all of this conveniently from your iPhone or other Apple devices, without needing to use the TV's remote control.

Additionally, you can also include your Samsung TV in automation routines within the Home app. For example, you can create a “Movie Night” scene that turns on the TV, dims the lights, and adjusts the temperature to create the perfect ambiance for a cozy movie night at home.

It's important to note that while Samsung TVs can be added to HomeKit for control purposes, they do not support all HomeKit features. For example, you may not be able to use the TV as a hub to control other HomeKit devices or access advanced automation features. However, the basic control functionality provided by HomeKit integration is still a convenient addition to your smart home setup.

If you own an AirPlay-compatible Samsung smart TV, you can easily add it to the Home app and control it using your Apple devices and Siri voice commands. This integration allows for convenient control and opens up possibilities for automation within your smart home ecosystem. Enjoy the seamless experience of controlling your Samsung TV with HomeKit!

Can You Connect Samsung TV to Apple HomeKit?

You cannot connect a Samsung TV to Apple HomeKit. While Samsung smart TVs are compatible with AirPlay 2, which allows you to stream content from your Apple devices to the TV, they do not support HomeKit integration.

HomeKit is Apple's smart home platform that allows you to control and automate various smart devices in your home, such as lights, thermostats, and locks, through the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. However, Samsung TVs do not have the necessary hardware and to be added to the Home app and be controlled through HomeKit.

If you are looking to control your Samsung TV through Apple HomeKit, you would need to consider other options such as using a home automation hub or a third-party app that supports both Samsung TVs and HomeKit integration. These solutions may require additional setup and configuration.

While Samsung TVs can be connected to Apple devices through AirPlay 2, they do not support HomeKit integration. Therefore, you cannot control Samsung TVs directly through the Home app or include them in your HomeKit automation setup.

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How Do You Add an Apple Device to Your Samsung TV?

To add an Apple device to your Samsung TV, you can use the AirPlay feature. Here are the steps to follow:

1. On your iPhone, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open the Control Center.
2. Look for the Screen Mirroring button, which is represented by a rectangle with an arrow pointing upwards. Tap on it.
3. A list of available devices will appear. Look for your Samsung TV in the list and tap on it.
4. If prompted, you may need to enter a code that is displayed on your Samsung TV screen. This is for verification purposes.

By following these steps, you will be able to connect your Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, to your Samsung TV using AirPlay. This will allow you to mirror your device's screen or play videos and directly on your TV.

Which TVs Work with HomeKit?

There are several TV models that are compatible with Apple's HomeKit, allowing you to control them with your Apple devices and integrate them into your smart home ecosystem. Here is a list of TVs that work with HomeKit:

– LG UQ70 Series LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV (65″ and 55″ Class)
– LG A2 Series OLED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV (48″ Class)
– TCL S3 S-Class 1080p FHD LED Smart TV with Fire TV (40″ Class)
– LG UR7800 Series LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV (86″ Class)

These TVs offer support for HomeKit, which means you can use Siri voice commands to control various functions of the TV, such as power on/off, volume control, input selection, and even content playback. With HomeKit integration, you can also include your TV in automation routines and scenes, allowing it to interact with other smart devices in your home.

It's important to note that HomeKit compatibility may vary depending on the specific model and firmware version of the TV. Therefore, it's always a good idea to check with the manufacturer or refer to the TV's specifications to ensure HomeKit compatibility before making a purchase.

If you are looking for TVs that work with HomeKit, the LG UQ70 and A2 series, as well as the TCL S3 S-Class and LG UR7800 series, are some options to consider.

How Do You Add SmartThings to HomeKit?

To add SmartThings to HomeKit, you can follow these steps:

1. Enable Github integration (if you are a new user of HOOBS):
– Sign up for a HOOBS account and navigate to the HOOBS web interface.
– Go to the “Settings” tab and select “Plugins” from the dropdown menu.
– Enable the “Github” plugin and provide your Github account details.
– Once enabled, you will be able to access the HOOBS community plugins.

2. Access your SmartThings account through SmartThings IDE:
– Open a web browser and go to the SmartThings IDE (https://account.smartthings.com/login).
– Log in with your SmartThings account credentials.
– Ensure that you have added your SmartThings hub and devices to your account.

3. Select your hub under “My Locations”:
– After logging in to the SmartThings IDE, click on “My Locations” in the top navigation bar.
– Choose the location where your SmartThings hub is located.

4. Proceed with manual installation:
– Click on the “SmartApps” tab in the top navigation bar.
– Scroll down and click on “+ New SmartApp” button.
– Select the “From Code” tab.

5. Copy code from the provided source:
– In a separate browser tab or window, find the code that you want to add to SmartThings from the HOOBS community plugins.
– Copy the code from the source.

6. Paste the code and create the SmartApp:
– Go back to the SmartThings IDE tab and paste the code into the text area.
– Click on the “Create” button to create the SmartApp.

7. Configure the SmartApp:
– After creating the SmartApp, configure it by filling in the required information, such as your HOOBS bridge IP address, username, and password.
– Follow the specific instructions provided by the SmartApp to complete the configuration.

8. Add the SmartApp to HomeKit:
– Once the SmartApp is configured, go to the SmartThings mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
– Tap on the “Automation” tab at the bottom of the screen.
– Tap on the “+ Add a SmartApp” button.
– Scroll down and select the SmartApp you just created.
– Follow the on-screen instructions to add the SmartApp to HomeKit.

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully add SmartThings to HomeKit and integrate your SmartThings devices with your HomeKit ecosystem.

Conclusion

Samsung smart TVs are compatible with AirPlay, allowing you to easily stream video and audio from your iPhone or other Apple devices. However, it is important to note that Samsung TVs do not support HomeKit and cannot be added to the Home app. If you want to mirror your iPhone screen on your Samsung TV, you can do so by accessing the Control Center on your iPhone and tapping the Screen Mirroring button. From there, select your Samsung TV and enter the code shown on your TV if prompted. On the other hand, LG TVs with webOS, such as the UQ70 Series and A2 Series OLED, offer a smart TV experience with a range of features. TCL also offers a range of smart TVs, including the S3 S-Class 1080p FHD LED Smart TV with Fire TV. If you are looking for a larger screen size, LG's UR7800 Series LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV is available in an 86″ class. To connect your SmartThings devices to HomeKit, you can use HOOBS and follow the steps provided, including enabling Github integration, accessing your SmartThings account through SmartThings IDE, and proceeding with manual installation using the provided code.

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