The Samsung Galaxy S8 Smart Remote is an application that comes with the S8 straight out of the box. With this application you are able to use your smartphone as a TV remote for a wide range of televisions. If your TV has an IR receiver, (Most do) then chances are you will be able to use the Smart Remote app with your TV.
Below, we details all there is to know on Samsung’s interface with the Smart Remote App and the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Edge, and Galaxy S8 Edge Plus.
Setting Up Smart Remote on the Galaxy S8
Setting up Smart Remote is actually very straightforward to do. The process involves opening the app and finding the model of your TV. If you don’t know the model of your TV you can choose the manufacturer and the application will go through a trial and error process until it makes a connection.
Once you have set up the basic IR scanner, you can connect the Galaxy S8 Smart Remote application to your digital TV box as well. In some instances you may not be able to make a connection, but once everything is set up you’ll never need to go through the same setup process again.
Interacting With Smart Remote on Your Galaxy S8
With Smart Remote your smartphone basically turns into a standard universal TV remote. You are given a display with a variety of different buttons on. The basic commands for adjusting the volume, changing the channel or adjusting the input are provided to you, but you can also search for more advanced commands to enter the settings menu on your TV or find other features.
Using Smart Remote is very easy to do but it does take a bit of getting used to, especially if you’re usually used to pressing buttons on a remote. Once you’ve got used to it though it’s great, and unlike the TV remote you’re less likely to misplace your Galaxy S8.
Galaxy S8 Smart Remote Software
Over the years, Smart Remote has improved and on the Galaxy S8 it will definitely be the best version yet. The application has been streamlined and improved to make the interface a lot easier to use. If you’ve used Smart Remote on older Samsung devices and didn’t like the experience you should definitely give it another go because a lot has changed for the better.